Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks a Grants Writer (Part-Time, Contractor) for our Chicago region for a temporary position through the end of July 2019. This will be a part-time role (up to 20 hours per week), with the potential to increase to full time based on performance and organizational need. This position does not require set hours and is eligible to be fully remote for a candidate with significant relevant experience.
To accelerate a fundraising career and help Spark fulfill its mission, successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional project management skills, innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, loving what you do, taking positive risks and dreaming big, creating meaningful change in the world and making diversity a priority.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grant Writer (GW) will help ensure Spark’s sustainability and impact by identifying foundation and corporate funding opportunities; telling Spark’s story in a compelling way; managing the grant proposal process and supporting systems; helping to build relationships with existing and prospective funders; and coordinating with regional staff also supporting the grants research and proposal process. The GW should have a strong work ethic and be results oriented, collaborative, highly organized, detail-oriented, customer focused, and able to excel in a fast-paced environment.