Executive Search: Grants Manager

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GiGi’s Playhouse, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is searching for a Grants Manager with the passion to change the way the world views Down syndrome. This presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced grants writer to bring their project management skills and passion for GiGi’s mission to a rapidly growing, fast paced organization ready to take the next steps in growing its fundraising program.

About the Position

Build Something New: Help build a new regional grant writing strategy as part of an innovative multi-channel national grants program. Manage systems and create transparent processes that support the local and regional grant writing efforts of GiGi’s 54 Playhouses.  

Lead with Passion: Implement strategies to increase funding from local and regional private and corporate foundations around the country, including establishing and stewarding relationships with foundation staff, writing grant proposals and reports, researching new funding sources, while also managing remote/contract grant writers as needed.  

Instructions for Applicants

All inquiries and questions are held confidentially and should be directed to Anne Summers, Vice President, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Please email the items below, consolidated in one document to asummers@twbfundraising.com. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

  • A letter of interest describing your interest and experience for this position, including your interest, specifically, in GiGi’s mission and a description of your salary parameters.
  • Your resume and a sample of a successfully funded grant application.
  • Three professional references. (Please note that references will be checked only with the candidate’s permission.)

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. You may click the "Apply" button below to continue.


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