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Job Title: Manager, Community Grant Project
Department: Program Services
Location: Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter; 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue; Chicago, IL
Position Summary: The Community Grant program offers grants to organizations serving diverse communities, allowing them the resources needed to train staff or volunteers to deliver Alzheimer’s Association programs in their community. This position will project-manage the program, working closely with a volunteer committee to solicit and review applications; make grant awards; manage the different phases of the program; and evaluate the program’s effectiveness. This position will seek out potential grantees that meet the program’s eligibility requirements, and will establish and build relationships with current and potential grantees.
- Project-manage annual grant process: solicit for proposals, make awards, collect data and evaluate program.
- Seek out opportunities to promote the grant program to eligible organizations.
- Work with volunteer committee to make awards and review outcomes/successes.
- Work with a Manager, Education and Outreach to ensure proper training of awardees.
- Ensure that periodic onsite observation of awardee’s delivery of grant-related education programs is provided, and that feedback is shared as appropriate.
- Troubleshoot and solve issues with program and awardees.
- Interact with Walk/Longest Day staff and Advocacy staff to manage awardee participation.
- Interact with Manager, Data Analysis and Communications to ensure data is being collected, analyzed and reported.
- Interact with Director, E-Strategy to ensure that the online submission process works smoothly and that adjustments are made as needed.
- Recruit and work with professional-level volunteers regularly throughout the entire year (community grants task force), assisting with specific projects.
- Incumbent is expected to be a part of Chapter-wide efforts such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree required
- 3 to 5 years’ experience managing grant programs
- Certification in Project Management and/or Grants Management desired
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Ability to work independently, but also to seek or offer guidance or assistance as needed
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 9 AM – 5 PM. Must be able to work weekends during Walk to End Alzheimer’s season (September & October).
Interested candidates, please complete the online application. Closing date is Friday, May 12, 2017.
The Alzheimer’s Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’d love to hear from you!