Assistant Director of Institutional Giving

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Please email salary requirements




1400 Augusta Boulevard
United States


The Settlement is currently a $18 million agency that is supported by the efforts of six auxiliary fundraising boards, and receives financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies. The Office of External Affairs is responsible for raising approximately $3 million each year.


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Institutional Giving assumes responsibility for the comprehensive identification, development, processing, submission, and monitoring of major grant proposals, building and sustaining relationships with current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors while building long-term relationships for the mutual benefit of the donors and Northwestern Settlement.


Key Responsibilities:


Grant Writing

  • Research, identify and anticipate funding sources including foundations, corporations, government agencies, and sponsorship's
  • Coordinate the development and preparation of proposals with the Director, key program personnel, and partners
  • Coordinate and prepare reports in compliance with funder guidelines
  • Assist in the creation and preparation of professional-grade presentation materials for funders, media, board members and others
  • Assist in the development of effective grant objectives, budget justifications and evaluation techniques
  • Maintain grants portfolio and calendar in database
  • Develop processes to ensure timely submission of proposals and reports
  • Develop processes for tracking and reporting on prospective funders
  • Assist with funder site visits


Donor Stewardship

  • Maintain institutional funder files in database
  • Coordinate site visits with internal staff and manage relationships with program officers
  • Assist development staff with events


Supporting the Development Department

  • Provide content as needed for slide decks, the annual report, etc.
  • Participate on Resource Development Committee
  • Coordinate and support in event planning
  • Evening and weekend availability for events; access to individual transportation is a plus


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least three years of full time work experience in nonprofit development
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Proven success record in writing winning proposals
  • Experience with government grants a plus
  • Broad knowledge base of the Chicago philanthropic community for education, social services, and the arts
  • Knowledge of MS Office and CRMs
  • Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective relationships with Board members, staff, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Commitment to ethics in working with confidential and sensitive information
  • High degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced collaborative environment
  • "Can do" attitude
  • Commitment to Northwestern Settlement’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it to current and potential stakeholders


Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and paid maternity leave.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and salary requirements to