Supervisor’s Title: Director of Development
Supervision of: none
Classification: Hourly, part-time      


Responsibility for grants program, managing foundation relationships, developing a strategic plan for grants, coordination of proposals and reporting. Works in collaboration with the Development Director.


  1. Serve as liaison for grants from philanthropic foundations, government funders, and corporate trusts and foundations:
    • Research philanthropy trends and create annual grants plan and strategy. Serve as key Trust representative and contact with foundations and grants agencies.
    • Collaborate with Trust colleagues to develop grant proposals.
    • Responsible for the writing and timely submission of funding proposals and reports, which may at times include assistance from Trust
    • Work with development director on corporate solicitations and proposals.
  2. As a team member of the Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication and respect for all positions, maintain confidentiality and contribute to the success of the organization.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned. 


Bachelor’s Degree. A well-rounded development professional with a proven track record executing several of the following: grantsmanship, annual giving, corporate sponsorship, major gifts, or database/systems management. Knowledge of MS Office software and ability to master other software programs as needed. Must be self-directed, creative, energetic, flexible, and organized with excellent communication skills.


Administrative offices are located in a downtown historic building and Oak Park and Hyde Park. Trust sites are located in multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired. Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use as well as travel to off-site locations. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Equal opportunity employer.


Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.