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  • Full Time
  • Illinois
  • Salary: $50,000+ (Depending on Experience)
  • Organization Type: Other

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid  seeks a Grants and Contracts Specialist for its Administrative Office. This is a new position. Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to providing justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve.

Land of Lincoln seeks a proactive individual to serve as a Grants and Contracts Specialist. Land of Lincoln’s budget is primarily grant-funded and exceeds $17 million. The Specialist will work with our Grants Team to maintain our grants portfolio. A successful candidate will be an independent self-starter who can multitask and work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Write and submit grant proposals and funding applications

·         Prepare progress reports and ensure compliance with grant and funder requirements

·         Collaborate with finance and program staff to effectively implement grants, properly track programmatic and fiscal outcomes

·         Develop and manage relationships with funders

·         Assist with execution of the development and grants management plan, as well as strategy for resource development

·         Other duties as assigned


·         Bachelor’s degree.

·         Previous experience writing and administering grants, experience with government grants preferred

·         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

·         Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills

·         Flexible, with strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

·         Highly motivated and demonstrably able to work independently as well as part of a team

·         Commitment to social and racial justice

Compensation: $50,000+ (depending on experience). Excellent insurance and retirement benefits; excellent leave benefits. Land of Lincoln is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and is an eligible employer for the public service loan forgiveness program.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nicholette Dolin, Grants and Contracts Manager c/o:

Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, gender non-conforming individuals, and people with life experiences or educational backgrounds that add to our diversity and our capacity to provide high-quality legal aid.