Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and working with other leadership, this position is responsible for identifying, capturing, and securing institutional grants and cultivating other grant making and sponsoring entities with support from the Advancement team and the Associate Vice President of Research.Will also serve as the central point of contact for philanthropic engagement with foundations, government agencies, and corporations and is responsible for all grant-seeking activities at William James College.
Proposal Development and Submission
- Design and maintain grants calendar to meet William James College's strategic priorities.
- Coordinate and facilitate internal and external working groups involved in proposal/program design;external groups may include representatives from schools, state and community agencies, employers, and workforce development agencies.
- Identify foundation and other grant-making prospects that align with the institution's strategic plan and/or campaign funding priorities. Proactively seek opportunities to create new proposals.
- Maintain knowledge of governmental and philanthropic trends that affect grantsmanship at William James College. Keep abreast and notify senior leadership of changing state, federal, and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
- Provide post-award support, including initial project implementation guidance, budget set-ups, post-award report support, and other duties related to supporting William James College faculty and staff, successfully implement grant-funded projects.
- Design and implement regular workshops for faculty, staff and other relevant stakeholders on identifying grant opportunities and writing grants.
- Maintain a library of grant opportunities relevant to the work of William James College Faculty/staff.
- Steward grantors throughout grant period, including extending appropriate invitations for site visits and/or attendance at special events and continuing education programs as appropriate.
- Maintain grants database of pending, funded, and declined proposals.
- Ensure that grant-funded projects and reports are in compliance with all state, federal, foundation and other regulatory policies, procedures, and statutory authority.
- Provide assistance with and/or edit reports submitted to funding agencies as part of funding requirements
- Collaborate with Research, Community Engagement, Finance and other targeted programs based on leadership priorities such as MVP.
- Manage and assemble all materials for grant submissions including, but not limited to, proposal forms, concept papers, budgets, letters of support, and memoranda of agreement.
- Work closely with finance to assist in planning and accurate budgeting.
- Ensure faculty and staff have all of the information needed to meet all grant conditions and requirements.
- Support institution-wide, fundraising, and other important donor events for cultivation and stewardship.
- Provide ongoing departmental support. Some evening and weekend work required.
- Documented track record of success in grantsmanship.
- Education and experience equivalent to Master's degree in a relevant field preferred.
- At least five year's experience in grant writing. Advanced research planning and proposal experience in an academic environment preferred.
- Demonstrated sophisticated understanding of and experience with a complex higher education environment.
- Superior technical and persuasive writing skills.
- Superior communications skills.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple high-priority tasks and responsibilities to meet established deadlines.
- Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, MS Excel, MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, database management, and data search tools.
- Understanding and experience with grant management/administration support.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the external community, including governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations relating to higher education and grant-funded projects.
- Experience and proficiency in leading diverse work teams comprised of internal and external representatives and in facilitating meetings.
- Demonstrated experience and/or understanding working with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and/or cv and three (3) writing sample of successful grants that you have written reflecting the range of your grant writing skills to:Mary-Alice Howard, Director of Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org. CV's and or resumes will not be reviewed unless writing samples are included.