Role:                    Grant Writer
Reports to:         Executive Director   
Position Type:   Independent Contractor



Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) seeks a grant writer who will help us build strategic partnerships with funders and organizations that share our priority for community development through investment in creative workers and enterprises

This role is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and other grant making institutions, and will persuasively communicate A&BC’s mission and programs to potential funders. Responsibilities include prospect research, grant proposals and funding reports, budget preparation.

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals, reports and other fundraising materials
  • Strong editing/proofreading skills and attention to detail.
  • Solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.
  • Strong interest in and appreciation for the arts. Familiarity with Chicago’s cultural scene a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, writing, journalism or related field; OR a minimum of 2 years’ experience with grant writing
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing
  • The highest caliber communication skills are essential – this position must be able to comprehend a diverse set of program information and convert it to compelling language that will drive revenue.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

A&BC is an organization committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Applicants from historically marginalized and/or excluded groups, including but not limited to people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and DACA recipients are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:    Send cover letter and resume and two writing samples, one must be a grant proposal or report to: info@artsbiz-chicago.org 
In subject line: “Grant Writer”

Applications will be accepted until October 14, 2022