Overall Description:Northlight Theatre seeks a part-time Grant Writer for contract employment beginning in January 2018.Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Grant Writer will identify potential funding opportunities, set and maintain grant timelines and deadlines, write and edit content for grant funding opportunities, and submit grants and letters of inquiry. The Grant Writer will maintain a status report of all grant activities as well as collaborate with the Northlight staff to ensure accurate, timely and complete compliance with all grant-related activity. This position will work remotely with bi-weekly or as needed in-person or teleconference meetings with members of the Northlight staff.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
§ Develop and submit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other grant-related materials.
§ Research potential funding opportunities to meet identified funding needs; recommend prospects and solicitation strategies.
§ Collaborate with staff members across the organization in the development of accurate, timely, and compelling submissions to current and prospective funders as assigned, including corporate, government, foundation and family foundation donors.
§ Assure compliance with all funder-specific guidelines and requirements.
§ Establish and maintain an annual grant calendar, including submission, renewal, and reporting dates and deliverables.
§ Maintain a status report for all current grant prospects, pending applications and completed applications and ensure Advancement staff is fully informed.
§ Maintain a thorough understanding of the organization’s mission, goals, programming and strategic direction.
Northlight Theatre is a professional LORT theatre located just north of Chicago with an annual budget of $3.2 million, producing a 5-play mainstage season, the Interplay new play program, and a dynamic year-round audience engagement and education program. For more information about the theatre: www.northlight.org.