Closes: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Relations, Economic Development, Technical Writing, or related field from a regionally accredited college, university, or equivalent.
Three years of increasingly complex experience with grant writing, technical writing, project management, or related activities.
Preferred Education Requirements:
Master’s degree in Education, Public Relations, Economic Development, Technical Writing, or related field from a regionally accredited college, university, or equivalent.
Preferred Work Experience:
Grant writing experience in post-secondary education.
Full-time 12 month position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. This position will assist faculty and staff with all aspects of the grants process including proposal writing, compliance with funding requirements, budget preparation, and management of post-award processes. The Grant Writer will actively research and pursue prospective public and private funding sources. The Grant Writer should have excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to solicit funding while working independently or as part of a team.
The following are the essential duties and responsibilities of the position along with other duties as assigned:
1. Communicate effectively to diverse external and internal stakeholders.
2. Work closely with the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, the Foundation, and the Office of the President to identify funding opportunities that align with the strategic directions of the College.
3. Enhance the fiscal stability of the College through the active identification, solicitation, procurement, and management of public and private funding.
4. Be knowledgeable of funding sources, compliance issues, and legal and fiscal policies of funding sources and appropriate government agencies.
5. Comply with all grant reporting and statistics tracking as required by public and private funders.
6. Work with campus personnel to gather input for all projects and comply with requests from campus personnel for data or other information.
7. Provide professional development and grant training to college faculty and staff.
8. Participating in local, state, and regional associations related to grant writing and institutional effectiveness (e.g., NCCORD, NCAIR, CCPRO, SACSCOC, and IIPS).
9. Manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously including searching for funding sources, writing proposals, managing existing grants, reporting to stakeholders, and working on special projects.
10. Create and implement detailed action plans for various special projects including events, project management assignments, and other duties as assigned.
11. Implement and use technology to assist with grants development and grants management.
12. Coordinate activities with faculty, staff, and business office to review and and approve budget-related grant activities to ensure compliance with regulations of funding agencies.
13. Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.