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DATE: 04/05/2013
POSITION TITLE: Director, Grants Development Click here to apply
CLASSIFICATION: Administrative
DEPARTMENT: Grants Development
REPORTS TO: Vice President
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Through private and public funding sources, the Director provides leadership for the
development of College projects that advance its college mission and strategic priorities.
He/she relies upon collaborative relationship-building strategies that result in the pursuit of
innovative design solutions to address identified or unmet student and stakeholder needs.
The Director is a member of an integrated services team consisting of Director of Research
and Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching faculty development specialist.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manages Grants Development Office, its project portfolio, project management processes,
personnel, and an annual program of work calendar.
• Monitors emerging funding opportunities and industry-specific news based on College
interests and priorities.
• Conducts research-based grants prospecting, identifying model programs’ strengths/
weaknesses and their fit with the College’s priorities.
• Serves as project manager for internal teams of subject-matter experts as they construct
concept papers, proposals, and plans.
• Assists and supports project managers in the development of literature reviews and best
practice research studies.
• Supports subject matter-experts in grant application development, writing, review, and
rewriting.
• Facilitates training sessions and provides individual coaching related grant strategy
development.
• Facilitates grant proposal preparation, submission, and negotiations.
• Assists project managers with grants administration technical issues during the project
execution phase
• Perform other related work duties as assigned
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
• Ability to provide service in a courteous, prompt, and efficient manner
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment and collaborate with others in
setting goals, and problem solving
• Plan, organize, and implement initiatives through collaboration, initiative, and self-direction
• Must be able to work effectively in an environment where interruptions of work in progress
occur frequently, where work on multiple projects is common, and where timelines on project
completion are tight.
• Must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills.
• Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as
well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences
GENERAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH OR WITHOUT A REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATION:
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Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling
and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close
visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential
job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be
considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties
as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree plus grants-related experience required; Master’s degree preferred.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Experience with private and Federal grants
Knowledge and understanding of federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
circulars for institutes of higher education
Certificate in grants management that meets federal agency grants training
expectations
SALARY:
Commensurate with education and experience
INSURANCE:
The College purchases term life, disability, health and dental/vision insurance, provides a
flexible benefits account, and contributes to a retirement program for each full-time staff
member.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until position if filled. A letter of application, resume, transcripts,
and completed Kirkwood application are required. Employment offer contingent upon
satisfactory results on criminal background check.
ACCESS ELECTRONIC APPLICATION
Applicants are encouraged to electronically submit the application. To access the electronic
application form, click on the above link.
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