Grant Writer

Grant Writer


Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC

Columbus County


In accordance with salary plan



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Closes: Friday, October 29, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8am - 5pm

Reports to

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Advancement

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Relations, Economic Development, Technical Writing, or related area field from a regionally accredited college, university or equivalent.
  • Three years of related experience in grant writing, technical writing, project management or related activities.
  • Excellent administrative, decision-making, and organizational skills to include proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education, Public Relations, Economic Development, Technical Writing, or related area field from a regionally accredited college, university or equivalent.
  • Five years of related experience in grant writing, technical writing, project management or related activities.
  • Grant writing experience in post-secondary education.

Position Description

Purpose and Function of the Position:

The Grant Writer will participate in the strategic planning, budgeting, and development for grants.  This position is responsible for all phases of grants development, evaluation, and compliance, including research, pre-award grant writing, the coordination of grant applications, post award support for grant-funded projects, managing the grant reporting process and successfully closes out grant projects with final budget and report outcomes to stakeholders.  The Grant Writer will actively research and pursue prospective public and private funding sources, while developing relationships with potential funders.  This position will coordinate with the president’s office, department and division chairs, foundation personnel, finance/business office, human resources, institutional research, and other stakeholders as necessary.

  • Performs internal reviews of institutional needs and assess the feasibility of obtaining external funding for project and program proposals.
  • Investigates local, state, federal, private, and corporate sources of funds.  This includes reviewing materials, listservs, meetings on and off campus, telephone contacts and correspondence.
  • Develops and maintains an internal grant application process.
  • Develops and maintains a grant management system for funded grants that includes report due dates, budget adherence, and any other grant requirements.
  • Develops and maintains a library of information on funding sources, grant writing, and community and state data relevant to college programs and services.
  • Works closely with Institutional Effectiveness, the Foundation, Chief Operating Officer and Office of the President to identify funding opportunities that align with the strategic directions of the College.
  • Collaborates with campus personnel to gather input for all projects and comply with requests from campus personnel for data and other information.
  • Coordinates, develops, and processes grant applications from conceptual to submission stage while working closely with faculty and staff throughout all phases.
  • Manages multiple projects and priorities including searching for funding sources, writing proposals, managing existing grants, reporting to stakeholders, and working on special projects.
  • Serves as the College’s principal contact person for matters related to the grant program development and approvals.  Responsible for oversight by working with faculty and staff of continual grants including but not limited to: Americorps (RSVP), Childcare Resource & Referral (CCR&R), Educational Talent Search (TRIO), NCWorks, and Perkins.
  • Continually promotes grant opportunities and the college’s proposal development process.  Provides professional development and grant training to college faculty and staff.
  • Participates in local, state, and regional associations related to grant writing and institutional effectiveness.  Collaborates with other community colleges to form partnerships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledgeable of funding sources, compliance issues, and legal and fiscal policies of funding sources and appropriate government agencies.
  • Implement the use of technology to assist with grants development and management.
  • High degree of initiative to find solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Read, comprehend, interpret, and apply governmental regulations and proposal guidelines.
  • Work independently, be computer literate, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

The successful candidate must begin work by December 1, 2021.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and labor market. Excellent references from previous employers must be furnished upon request.

A completed Southeastern Community College application (located on the SCC website), a resume, letter of interest addressing the requirements and educational transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position.  Initial review of application will be October 29, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all documents as requested on the SCC website.  Inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.  Telephone (910) 788-6310 or (910) 788-6206.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby