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Manager, Government Grants

Req ID: 7196
Location: Chicago - North Side
# of Openings: 1
FT/PT: Full time
Employment Type: Regular
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Manager, Government Grants

Summary:  The Manager of Government Grants is responsible for achieving the governmental fundraising goals of the organization. They are responsible for writing and securing government grants and providing oversight and reporting through the life of grant awards as well as assisting with writing foundation grants. The manager will also be the primary staff person responsible for reporting and compliance with the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with relevant staff, develops and submits grant proposals. This includes creating proposal narratives, data measures, budgets and other necessary documentation for the applications.
  • Coordinates with relevant staff to ensure program compliance with requirements of awarded grants including allocation of program expenses and data collection related to awarded grants is in place.
  • Develops and submits required funder reports and maintains accurate, up-to-date, records of the status of each grant, deadlines for renewals and reports, and changing priorities of funding agencies.
  • Acts as liaison between Heartland Health Centers and funders to maintain and steward the relationship.
  • Coordinates, writes and submits compliance documents to HRSA. This includes change in scope requests, the annual data report, the annual budget progress report and other compliance requirements.
  • Researches and identifies potential funding opportunities and maintains grant prospect database.
  • Coordinates with relevant staff to ensure appropriate publicity and communications of awarded grants.
  • Participates in monthly leadership team meetings of the organization and other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:  

Bachelor's degree, and at least 3 years of experience grant writing, program planning and development. Experience working in a health care environment is a plus.

  • Ability to write planning documents, reports, grant applications and business correspondence.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and mathematical concepts such as probability, percentages and ratios.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders and staff.   
  • Ability to meet deadlines, develop realistic action plans and measurable outcomes, create program budgets, prioritize and plan workload, and use time efficiently.
  • Ability to interpret scientific, technical and financial reports and government and legal documents.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Physical Demands:

The employee: is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk; is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb, and/or crawl; should be able to lift up to 25 lbs; is frequently required to use hands to key, handle, and/or feel; and should have unrestricted ability to provide physical restraint. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The employee may be exposed to air-and/or blood-born pathogens and may be required to perform duties at and have transportation to off-site locations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heartland Health Centers makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.



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