Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten? Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?
If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.
This role is responsible for leading a team that supports programs & community engagement through the grants management, data management, and monitoring & evaluation functions at World Relief Chicagoland. This role will guide the pursuit of new funding opportunities that align with strategy, oversee & support grants management, and ensure data is regularly evaluated to shape program design and delivery.
Oversee the grants management & program excellence team, a new team structure which supports all programs and community engagement strategies through:Public and private grant acquisition and management
Monitoring & evaluation
Aligning funding partnerships with organization strategy
Provide support and coaching to team members, assign portfolios and projects, and monitor workflow and capacity.
Ensure the ongoing growth, integration, and revision of client/constituent management systems, and that the data being measured through systems is necessary, timely, and regularly reviewed
Implement and maintain a grants management process and plan that provides clarity about: Lead & supporting grants management staff; reporting dates & responsibility, use of funds, desired outcomes, renewal date
Strengthen the organization’s public and private grant writing capability including: staff training and coaching, planning for future needs, workflow review & revision
Work closely with WR’s national office on the launch of a monitoring & evaluation function to strengthen data collection, analysis, and interpretation efforts
Stay abreast of trends in the funding, monitoring & evaluation, and grants management fields, and share learnings broadly with organization’s planning team
Work closely with Sr Director of Programs and other leadership to build strategic plans & ensure planning decisions are informed by data
Assist team & other staff with grant writing and review, as needed
Serve as a primary point of contact for a specific portfolio of funders
Maintain regular communication cadences with program and community engagement leadership to ensure strong flow of information, adapt to changing needs/ priorities, and inform management decisions
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects; strong prioritization skills
Strengths-focused leadership approach, and an ability to coach team members & provide feedback
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well with others to achieve goals & hold people accountable to results, with or without direct authority; background in matrix management environments required
Knowledge of funder landscape, federal & state grants, and the grant life-cycle
Highly proactive with strong initiative and follow-through skills
Background in refugee resettlement or immigrant service provision strongly preferred
Mature and personal Christian faith
Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
At least 10 years of grant management experience
Strong understanding of data management systems
Previous supervisory experience
Willingness to work from all three Chicagoland locations as workflow necessitates: Chicago (Albany Park), DuPage County (Carol Stream), and Aurora
To apply for this job please visit recruiting.ultipro.com.