Grant Writer / Funding Specialist
Metro Strategies Group seeks to hire a part-time grant writer and funding specialist. Candidates interested in a full-time position are also encouraged to apply. This is not a contract position. This position will support the firm’s grants and funding services for government, non-profit and private-sector clients. Core duties will include researching grant programs, developing funding plans for projects and preparing grant applications for the firm’s local government clients.
Responsibilities include collaborating closely with clients to clearly understand their needs, providing strategic guidance and recommending funding options for a variety of initiatives that may include but are not limited to feasibility studies, infrastructure projects, economic development programs, health initiatives, sustainability projects and community planning. The successful candidate will be adept at communicating complex information through simple but compelling narratives to develop the most competitive proposals possible. They will have extensive experience with project managing complex proposals, conceptualizing ideas, facilitating planning sessions, developing implementation frameworks, providing guidance for project budgets and grant application and award requirements.
This position requires superior research, writing and communications skills with proven experience in grant research and writing. Experience working with the public sector on policy, programming, urban planning, transportation and community issues with a successful track record of securing local, state and federal funding is preferred. Candidates must have the ability to travel occasionally to client locations throughout the metropolitan Chicago region.
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