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TITLE: Grant Writer

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

DEPARTMENT: Development


GENERAL SUMMARY

To provide proposal and report writing support for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association programs and projects, including the Negaunee Music Institute (generally and specific programs).


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Perform writing assignments in support of the foundation/government grants division comprised of grant applications and final reports, in support of both annual and special project funding campaigns.

2. Gather information from other departments for inclusion in proposals/reports.

3. Provide foundation/government prospect research, grant and deadline tracking.

4. Perform other writing functions as needed for the foundation/government portfolio, such as drafting acknowledgement letters.

5. Perform additional writing assignments interdepartmentally and association-wide as needed, including assistance with the Annual Report.

6. Under direction of the foundation/government relations director, mange a small portfolio of family foundation donors.

7. Serve as development department liaison to the association’s content management group.

8. Other duties as assigned.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

1. Reports to the Director of Foundation and Government Relations.

2. Other contacts: staff, donors, and, on a limited basis, volunteers.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

1. Bachelor’s degree; desired major is English or Journalism.

2. Two-three years of proven experience in grant writing, application preparation, and compiling reports at a variety of levels.

3. Able to meet multiple deadlines with accuracy.

4. Strong attention to detail and ability to manage complex processes.

5. Able to represent the CSO in a professional manner both on the phone and in person with donors and patrons.

6. Strong computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and donor databases.

7. Familiarity with budgets.


WORKING CONDITIONS

Pleasant office environment.

Some travel to off-site program locations and night and/or weekends required.



To apply, send resume and cover letter to
hr@cso.org.

 
 
 
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