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Grants and Operations Coordinator (Lloyd A. Fry Foundation)

Company Name

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

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Job Location

Chicago, IL

Company Information

Our vision is a Chicago that offers education, prosperity, and hope for all. The Foundation awards $8 million in grants each year across four main program areas: Arts Learning, Education, Employment and Health. Across all of our funding areas, our focus is on helping organizations: Build capacity to enhance the quality of services and better assess the impact of programs; Develop successful program innovations that other organizations in the field can learn from or adopt; and Share knowledge so that information which can help low-income communities and individuals is widely and readily available. For more information, visit

Job Description

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation seeks to hire a full-time Grants and Operations Coordinator to support the Foundation’s grantmaking, program administration and day-to-day operations. This position works closely with members of the Program and Administrative teams, playing an integral part in supporting and coordinating various administrative, financial, and communications functions related to grantmaking within the Foundation. This role coordinates and oversees operational and administrative duties, such as supporting the President and Program Staff with administrative tasks, managing business activities in the office, and effectively collaborating with others while leading and executing special projects for the organization. This role serves as a first point of contact for grantees and the public, providing information on the Foundation’s guidelines, the grant proposal process, and assisting with database issues. They are responsible for assisting the Grants and Operations Manager with the Fry Foundation’s grants management system and processes, which includes processing grants and related activities, preparing reports for board meetings, and providing technical assistance for staff and external stakeholders. The Grants and Operations Coordinator works with the Administrative team to ensure that the Foundation’s grantmaking and related processes, documents, procedures, and implementation are executed professionally, efficiently, on schedule, and in a manner consistent with best practices.

Job Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree preferred.
-Minimum of three years of relevant experience, preferably in a nonprofit or foundation environment.
-Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook.
-Previous experience working with databases: data entry, running customized queries and producing customized reports.
-Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
-Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
-Needs to be comfortable communicating with individuals at all levels; and working with all styles and personalities.
-Needs to be comfortable and enjoy working with data, numbers, and charts.
-Exceptionally detail oriented and meticulous, with strong project management skills and attention to follow up.

How to Apply

Here is the link to the job posting.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter articulating how their skills and experience meet the responsibilities noted above, salary requirement, and a resume to .

Subject line should read: Your Name Grants and Operations Coordinator. No phone calls please.

The Foundation seeks to fill this position as soon as possible and will work actively to build a highly diverse pool of candidates.

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