Director, Grants Management

Director, Grants Management


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


Commensurate with Experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Closes: Monday, June 11, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, July 2, 2018

Expected Work Hours

M-F, 8-5pm

Reports to

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an institution accredited by a US regional accrediting body (Master’s Degree preferred). 

Grant writing and development experience with evidence of successful grants awards from public and/or private funding organizations.

Exceptional skills in writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking and problem solving.  Advanced computer skills, especially in word-processing, spreadsheets, graphs/charts, as well as data generation.

Experience managing multiple grant projects.

Familiarization with Colleague/ Datatel and other data information sources.

Work experience in a higher education institution, preferably community college.

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, audio-visual equipment, etc. Must be physically able to exert up to fifteen pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are slightly in excess of totally sedentary work; must be able to move around to various work stations, often to move between buildings on campus, and transport self to meetings at various locations within and outside of Pitt County.

Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, and things.

Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and signaling people and listening to people to convey or exchange information. Includes the giving of instructions and information to others. Includes the receiving of information and instructions from others.

Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.

Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read, in hard copy and on a computer or other medium, a variety of documents, reports, books, manuals, PCC manual and catalog, various texts, PCC documents, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports, such as grant applications, grant reports, assessment of outcomes, planning documents, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Must be able to write professionally in a clear, concise, and understandable manner.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, external contacts and government and agency representatives, etc., with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires effective and persuasive speaking, and good diction.

Intelligence and Reasoning:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; to deal with nonverbal symbolism in its most difficult phases; to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables; to comprehend the most abstruse classes of concepts. Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), etc. in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.  Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; determine time and weight and measurements; and apply algebraic and geometric principles.  Also, must have ability to calculate indirect costs, discounts, interest, and commissions.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, audio-visual equipment, etc. 

Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, common appliances, etc. Must have moderate levels of coordination.

Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate to high stress when confronted with urgent activities, urgent situations, or an emergency.  Most common to this position would be coordinating activities with other people under duress of inflexible deadlines.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)


Preferred Qualifications

See Minimum Qualifications

Position Description

This position provides leadership of the campus-wide grant application, management, and reporting process for all areas of the College.  This includes identifying potential new funding sources, writing grant proposals, monitoring received grants, tracking budget expenditures, submitting required reports and communicating opportunities to selected faculty and staff. It also includes educating all PCC personnel in grant-seeking and serving as a resource for others. This person will scan for options, support, proposals, and initiate efforts to gain resources to support College goals. This position reports to the Vice President, Academic Affairs.

Collaborates with both College personnel and external stakeholders (education, community, business and industry) in identifying and securing grant funding to maintain, enhance, or begin services and programs.

Coordinates and compiles all grant processes (e.g. writing, submission, evaluations, budget, finance, reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with state, federal, and funding agency guidelines.

Manages and oversees the College’s Perkins Grant program, including developing the yearly local plan, working with academic divisions on requests and allocations, maintaining all relevant documentation, and compiling and submitting any and all necessary reports to both external and internal entities.

Develops forms, processes, procedures, and policies for implementing a consistent grant application methodology.

Writes and compiles grant proposals, including related documents, to submit to appropriate funding sources.

Researches grant opportunities, particularly in STEM fields, and communicates information to the appropriate College personnel and external stakeholders.

Coaches those wishing to seek a grant in potential funding sources and on identifying stakeholders who should be involved.

Monitors financial management of grants (budget preparation, adjustments, expenditures, reimbursements) and complies with all state, federal, and funding requirements and guidelines.

Develops expertise on key grant fund sources for the college, such as National Science Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US Department of Labor, NC Golden Leaf Foundation, Duke Energy, Belk Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Foundation, and others.

Provides grant development and grant management professional development to employees who need or want such training.

Shares grant project information at various stages with supervisors, the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Business Office, and other relevant divisions and departments. 

Works with Public Information staff to construct appropriate news articles concerning grant activities for internal and external publications in various media.

Maintains Grants web page on the College’s web site

Performs other related duties as required.


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