Research and Grants Analyst

Research and Grants Analyst


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC  28721




Full comprehensive benefit package

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Target Start Date

Friday, March 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm M-F

Reports to

Director of Institutional Excellence, Research and Grants

Employment Type

Full-Time position, 11 months

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, social/behavioral sciences, education, mathematics, or related field with at least 1 year of experience to support ability to do the primary job duties.  Associates degree acceptable with indicative job experience of 2-3 years of applying analytics and data reporting techniques or grants writing and management. Experience with analytic software (e.g., SAS, R) and/or various programming languages (e.g., Python, Power Query). MS Office experience, especially MS Excel and Word. Strong interpersonal, team, and written/oral communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of combined experience in applying analytics and data reporting techniques, grant writing, and grants management, with demonstrated experience in each. Demonstrated advanced skill in MS Excel and Word. Database experience (especially MS SQL Server). Community college experience. Familiarity with Datatel/Colleague and Entrinsik Informer.

Position Description

The Research and Grants Analyst will perform highly skilled professional work in the design of research projects; identify data sources; develop programs to extract, analyze and document data; communicate results; provide technical and end-user support for all aspects of research projects; manage course evaluation processes; coordinate all phases of the grants process, from proposal to final report, in cooperation with faculty, staff, and administration.

This is a full time non-exempt para-professional staff position with work term of 11 months per year (month of June off).  To apply visit or the HR office in building 100 on the campus of Haywood Community College.



  • Interpret, evaluate and clarify research needs, implement solutions, and provide ongoing support and technical assistance for all research requests.
  • Create and maintain databases for research queries, including identification, evaluation of the appropriateness, and development of internal and external data and resources; conduct customized data extractions as needed.
  • Recommend data sources and database designs and make recommendations on all phases of research projects.
  • Develop programming solutions to prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for any inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data, using programming languages such as Python, R, Power Query, etc.
  • Analyze complex data and information, identify anomalies and trends, and interpret the results using specialized statistical software such as SAS, R, etc., providing the information in a user-friendly format.
  • Provide customized research reports and results of statistical analyses, highlighting main findings and key points, and effectively communicate the results to the user both orally and in writing, with appropriate use of graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Manage the administration of course evaluations and the dissemination of results to faculty and supervisors.
  • Actively participate in the college planning processes to ensure integration with grant development and implementation.
  • Coordinate with Director of IERG, President, Executive Council, Foundation office, and other administrators in developing annual plan and calendar of grant submission that support college priorities and needs.
  • Develop and maintain a library and database of grant sources, guides, technical information, and in progress and active grants and disseminate information about funding opportunities to faculty, staff, and community partners on potential grant prospects and the proposal development process.
  • Coordinate all phases of the grant proposal, development, writing, and submission in cooperation with faculty, staff, administration, and college departments serving as the primary preparer of grant proposals and applications.
  • Serve as the final check-off on all grants originating with the college prior to submission and approval of signatures.
  • Monitor regulations of funding agencies to ensure all required procedures are in place at the college, and regularly update grants procedures based on input from stakeholders
  • Assist in collection, maintenance, and distribution of data for grants and similar purposes as needed.
  • Responsible for all required grant reports to funding agents or agencies as well as budget oversight for grants in collaboration with Executive Council.
  • Provide regular updates and reports on grants activities to the President, Executive Council, Board of Trustees, Foundation Board, and others as requested.
  • Foster collaboration among departments by providing information that supports the teaching, learning, and administrative functions of the college.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of analytic techniques and technologies and grants development and management through professional development.
  • Assure institutional research ethics and confidentiality are modeled and maintained in all aspects of data management and reporting.
  • Maintain behavior in accordance with professional code of conduct and ethics and exercise a professional and customer service orientation in performing job duties.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as assigned and other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Serve as technical advisor to committees as required
  • Interact with students, the public, the community, and co-workers in a cooperative, courteous, and professional manner
  • Serve on appropriate committees and teams as assigned
  • Comply with the college's policies and procedures
  • Represent the College in local, regional, state-wide, and national technology organizations
  • Some travel in college vehicles may be necessary


Other Description and Conditions

Licensing Requirement
Active NC Driver's License required if position requires the operation of college vehicle as part of duties.  Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Background check required.

Physical Demands
Must be able to remain stationary at a desk for extended periods of time; Some standing; Some walking; Repetitive motion from computer/keyboard/switchboard usage. 

Working Conditions
Indoor office environment. 

Hazard Assessment
None anticipated in the normal business of the college. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks

Personal Protective Equipment
The college may from time to time provide safety training that includes the use of PPE equipment that may protect the user against the potential for health or safety risks at work

How to Apply

To Apply Submit:

  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at, click on the HCC Jobs tab then select position applying for.
  • Application must be complete for consideration- do not reference resume. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • References may not be current HCC employee. Must provide 3 professional references with email addresses.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the final candidate to the college president.
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

HCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.


Job Post Contact

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721