Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Development with the majority of work performed independently. Primary responsibilities include preparation and management of proposals and grant applications and reporting, plus performance of professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities.
Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, computer (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes. They must be able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Their prior experience should demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of grant research, writing, and reporting, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Worked in related discipline with a minimum of three years of related experience and a proven record of accomplishment in grant writing and management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in research, interpretation, and analysis of diverse data
Possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals
Good judgment, with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
High degree of computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Google Email, Mail Merge, Excel, Salesforce or similar database) and demonstrated ability to learn new programs
Action-orientation, adaptability, innovative, and collaborative approach required for succeeding within a small, dynamic, and diverse office
Knowledge/understanding of the criminal justice system
Understanding of and commitment to LCLC’s mission
Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects and opportunities
Organizes and arranges site visits for grantors and attend necessary grantor meetings
Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
Generates revenues for client programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented grant/fundraising proposals
Maintains and implements funding calendar activities, including cultivation and stewardship activities
Writes grant reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders
Acts as liaison with program staff and external partners.
Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations
Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit
Special projects as needed
About Lawndale Christian Legal Center
Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) provides North Lawndale at-risk youth, 24 and under, with community-based holistic legal services. This highly relational and innovative model of holistic defense is performed by an interdisciplinary team of attorneys and social service providers working seamlessly together in the community to support, serve, and advocate for youth and young adults in contact with the criminal justice system. The holistic team works together to meet the various needs of our youth from the time they are arrested through the conclusion of their trial, satisfactory completion of any period of probation, supervision, or parole, and beyond. By serving youth holistically in their community, LCLC is leading the transformation of the traditional criminal justice system by establishing new best practices in community-based holistic interventions that are more effective and cost less. More information on LCLC can be found at www.lclc.net.