Grants Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Maximum: $38,000
Details: Based on experience. Health, dental and retirement benefits also provided.



Application Deadline



United States


About Girls in the Game

At Girls in the Game every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. Our year-round continuum of programs includes after school programs for elementary and middle school girls, a five-week summer camp, year-round Teen programs, and programming at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Over the past few years, Girls in the Game has started to expand outside of Chicago and is also running programs in Bloomington, IL, Baltimore, MD, and Dallas, TX.

Position Summary

Girls in the Game seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills to join its team as the Grants Coordinator. In general, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Development Director in the implementation of the organization’s revenue and development plan, with a specific focus on foundation, corporate and government grant relations, funder communications and stewardship.

Girls in the Game is seeking a full-time Grants Coordinator to do the following:

·        Lead development and maintenance of the grants calendar in all markets, serving as the point of contact for other staff involved, deadlines, report due dates and renewal procedures

·        Explore new opportunities for government grant funding

·        Conduct prospect research to pursue new sources of funding and/or in-kind donations in all markets, and assist in the creation and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals for potential funders

·        Meet regularly with program staff to update on funding requirements, obtain information for progress reports and exchange information to directly enhance program operations and revenue support

·        Coordinate and attend funder-related site visits and related meetings

·        Manage database, systems and record-keeping procedures to identify and track current and potential donors and to record, report, acknowledge and steward all gifts

·        Oversee stewardship and recognition programs for funders

·        Oversee and manage interns

·        Perform other duties as assigned

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•        Commitment to the mission of Girls in the Game

•        Bachelor’s degree

•        1-2 years grant writing experience

•        Experience with government grants and/or multi-year grants a plus

•        Demonstrated knowledge of computer environments, e.g. Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

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•        Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work

•        Verification of degree/credentials

•        Background check and fingerprint clearance

•        Agreement to uphold all Girls in the Game Policies and Procedures (by signature)


•        Ability to use arithmetic skills normally applied in this position

•        Create and interpret presentation charts and graphs


•        Sufficient capability in cognitive reasoning to perform complex transactions with a high degree of accuracy

•        Ability to plan strategically, prioritize and delegate

•        Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff both on and off duty as defined by agency ethical codes

•        Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts effectively

•        Possess a caring attitude towards fellow employees and clients served

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This position requires:

Frequently:       Sitting, Walking, Seeing, Hearing, Speaking, Standing, Carrying, Driving

Occasionally:     Stooping, Lift up to 40 lbs, Squatting, Kneeling, Bending, Pushing/Pulling

Seldom:              Climbing, Twisting

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a fast-paced environment and the noise level is usually moderate.


This position reports to the Development Director.

Level of Language Proficiency

•        Excellent writing and communication skills

•        Ability to advocate for girls/young women

•        Ability to multi-task, set priorities and time manage in a fast-paced and self-directed team environment

•        Ability to maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people including, but not limited to; board members, staff, volunteers, interns, community partners, organizational donors, media

•        Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and deal with each person in an effective and professional manner

•        Spanish-speaking ability a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

For more information, or to apply, please email or fax a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to or 773.542.1168. Due to the high volume of applications, PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.