The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Part-Time Grant Writer

Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Be Noble. Be a Part-Time Grant Writer at Noble.

Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen public high schools in the city. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.

Who We're Seeking

The Part-Time Grant Writer will be a member of the Development Team within the External Affairs Department. They will play a key role in helping secure funding support for Noble’s campus projects and programs by managing grant applications and reports for a growing portfolio of funders. The part-time Grant Writer will identify, write, and report on grants from foundations, corporations, and individuals based on Noble’s programmatic needs. The successful candidate will be able to work well under pressure and synthesize information to craft funding proposals in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner. Excellent writing and research skills are essential. Candidates must be coachable, self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized. A high level of computer literacy is required and an understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants is also preferred.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Part-Time Grant Writer reports to the Senior Grant Writer and will be expected to:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals and other grant-related materials under the supervision of the Senior Grant Writer.
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations in a timely manner.
  • Collaborating with staff members across departments and campuses in the development of effective grant objectives, budget justifications, and program evaluations.
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the organization’s services, goals, mission, and strategic direction to persuasively communicate to potential funders.
  • Tracking grant deadlines, dates, and future activities required to secure funding.
  • Actively participating in team meetings, planning, research, and projects regarding proposals and funding opportunities for grants and prospective donors.
  • Researching potential funding opportunities to meet identified funding needs.
Candidate Qualifications 
  • Obtaining or earned a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, think critically, and deal with ambiguity are crucial
  • Highly motivated, energetic, and takes initiative
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of programs including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Noble, our mission is to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we only fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. That is why Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.

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