Senior Grants and Planning Associate (hybrid position)

JCFS Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

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Posted Date 12/05/2022


JCFS Chicago strives to enhance social-emotional well-being for adults, children, teens, and families as well as maximize potential for people with disabilities. Our mission is to provide help, healing, and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in our community.

Position Description:

Join a passionate and energetic 13-person Development Team as a Senior Grants and Planning Associate reporting to the Director of Strategy, Planning and Grants.  This position is responsible for grants development and related planning initiatives in support of critical human services. This person will:

  • Cultivate relationships with foundation prospects and deepen relationships with current funders and partners to generate increased revenue in support of JCFS.
  • Proactively identify grant opportunities in support of new and ongoing agency programs.
  • Responsible for proposal writing, budget development, and submission of reports.
  • Involved in planning efforts to develop programs in response to community need.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4-6 years’ experience in grant writing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, research, budget, and organization skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel.

Why Join the JCFS Team:

  • Our work is driven by compassion and a desire to improve the world
  • We ensure staff receive high quality training, knowledge and the resources to succeed
  • We offer a great benefits package (Medical; Dental; Vision; Paid sick and vacation time; discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options) 
  • Work remotely up to 3 days per week

JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application. JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area.  Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, licensed by DCFS.

New hires need to be fully vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses and booster, and provide their card upon hire OR begin receiving the vaccine within 2 weeks of being hired.

Full Time
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Family Services
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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