Closes: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Bachelor’s degree. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.
• Strong interpersonal, writing, oral communication and relationship-building skills.
• At least two (2) years of professional experience in a business, non-profit and/or academic environment.
• Experience with Microsoft Office software particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Submit relevant writing sample(s) at time of application.
Project management experience.
• Directly related experience in the administration or use of database-driven software designed for project management, research and/or reporting.
• Experience in a higher education environment.
• Experience working with federal or state agencies.
he Grants Compliance Manager is a professional who researches and implements best practices to ensure compliance with pre-award and post-award requirements critical to the initiation and development of highly technical competitive proposals to federal, state and private grant-makers and the successful execution of funded projects. In particular, this position will focus on post-award project management support to help identify, report and meliorate possible obstacles to achieving stated grant objectives, assisting with the documentation of outputs, outcomes and impact. In addition to supporting proposal development and project management as a member or leader of cross-functional teams, this position will have primary responsibility for administering grant management software; assisting new and established users; maintaining the accuracy of pre- and post-award information related to grant applications; and generating required reports. The position requires a team player with meticulous attention to details, diplomacy, good judgment, critical thinking, writing skills and the ability to spur action on the part of faculty and staff across divisions and hierarchy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)
• Treat others respectfully, speak to others courteously, and behave in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interactions that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
• Model an understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission. Work with faculty and staff to identify projects and potential sources of grant funding for the College.
• In consultation with the Director, Grant Writing and Development and multiple other stakeholders across the College, review targeted funding opportunities to identify key personnel, required attachments, registrations, documentation and other requirements for timely and compliant submission of competitive grant proposals.
• Work with post-award project directors and grant management software to develop, update and maintain reporting schedules to assist in compliance with project terms and conditions including milestones, due dates, responsible parties and outcomes; and to provide additional professional support to help identify, report and meliorate possible obstacles to achieving stated grant objectives.
• Study operations and promote procedures to improve the efficiency and institutional impact of the Grants Office, including but not limited to developing an understanding of and appreciation for programmatic needs and objectives across divisions of the College; contributing to a long-range planning calendar of grant opportunities; cultivating relationships with faculty and staff; assisting with outreach and training; and overseeing the storage, retention and retrieval of pre- and post-award electronic documents and other records.
• Develop awareness of and appreciation for local, state and federal agency funding objectives in connection with current and emerging issues relating to postsecondary education, workforce development, economic development, STEM education and other topics relevant to Forsyth Tech’s mission.
• Research local jobs data as necessary to support project development.
• Assist with the maintenance of up-to-date information about staff and faculty registration with online grant-submission systems including Grants.gov, SAM, NSF Fastlane and eRA Commons; and with the electronic and/or written submission of applications to federal, state and foundation grant-makers.
• Work with appropriate Grants Accounting personnel to monitor spending on grant funded projects, helping to ensure that funds are expended fully and in accordance with the terms of the grant award.
• Work with personnel from Information Technology Services, Institutional Research & Decision Support, Student Services, Economic and Workforce Development and other areas as appropriate to assist with documentation of project outputs, outcomes and impact.
• Adhere to the College and divisional policies and guidelines.
• Exercise professional judgment and initiative in the development and support of cooperative efforts that bring together intra- and/or inter-institutional teams to shape grant proposals and execute funded projects to advance the College mission.
• Perform other duties required by the director.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee will regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.
• The employee may frequently stand, walk, and sit.
• The employee may occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.