Grants and Contracts Specialist

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Job location
8787 State Street
Suite 201
East Saint Louis, IL 62203
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
Street address: 
8787 State Street
East Saint Louis
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Grants and Contracts Specialist—Administrative Office
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

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.


• 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

To apply: 

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

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.
Salary range: 
$50,000+ (depending on experience)