Prairie State Legal Services is a not-for-profit legal aid organization that provides civil legal aid services to the poor, elderly, and people with disabilities. Prairie State has 12 offices serving 36 counties throughout northern and central Illinois. Prairie State focuses services on legal problems that impact the ability of our clients to meet their basic human needs, including physical safety, access to healthcare, adequate housing, and similar needs. It is the only legal aid organization in the majority of its service area. Prairie State has a staff of approximately 150. The Administrative Office is in Rockford, Illinois. The annual budget of $13 million is largely supported by federal and state grants. The organization has excellent fiscal controls and is rated a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator.
Grant Accountant is a new position for Prairie State and reports to the Director of Finance; the position will be based in the Administrative Office in Rockford. The Grant Accountant will assist in the financial aspects of grant development and reporting along with support for all accounting functions. The major areas directed are:
Other Position Requirements
Travel throughout Prairie State’s 36-county service area and evening/weekend work will be required from time-to-time. Prefer experience in working with state and federal grants and the financial controls related to such grants.
Salary and Benefits
This full-time position offers salary starting at $50,000/year depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, retirement, training and education, and generous leave time.
Please indicate “Grants Accountant” in the subject line and e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
DEADLINE: June 30, 2018
Prairie State Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.