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Grant Writer [ID: 3489]
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Compensation: $49,409.85
Openings: 1 PeopleSoft ID: 10563 Formal review of applications begins: Jun 24, 2018
Department: GRANTS-DO Location: EpiCenter
Key Position Information:

The mission of the St. Petersburg College grants development department is to cultivate and align resources, partnerships and ideas in support of student success, the College and community. SPC is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Grants Writer for our fast-paced, deadline driven department.

To be a strong candidate for consideration, we are looking for the ideal person who is energized by working in a team environment; who possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills and can handle multiple projects at one time; who has a positive outlook and attitude through stressful situations; and, is keenly organized to keep on task. The Grants Writer works to produce an average of 15-20 applications per year on a diverse array of topics that could range from apprenticeship to increasing minority representation in higher education to advanced manufacturing to developing programs for students with cognitive disabilities.
 
 
  • Ability to manage complex and varying projects simultaneously
  • Have strong organizational skills and the ability to make sound judgement in prioritizing tasks in a deadline driven environment, including keeping others on task
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills including translating and aligning the goals of varying groups including funders and internal and external stakeholders
  • Grant development skills including prospect research, data gathering and interpretation, development of goals and objectives and multifaceted project design
  • Familiarity with various grant funders, preference given for experience securing funding from Federal and State organizations which traditionally target postsecondary institutions such as Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Department of Labor, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, etc.
  • Ability to develop complex multi-year, multi-partner budgets ranging from $10,000 to several million
  • Develop strong working relationships with individuals from across all areas of the institution and demonstrate a commitment to strong customer service
 
Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Grants Development, the Grant Writer will be responsible for the development, writing, editing and submission of grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government agencies (local, state and federal). Additional responsibilities will include: researching and disseminating funding source information to the college community; preparing proposals budgets and budget revisions; coordinating cross-functional teams; supporting the grant management process; and assisting in other activities that support the grant office. The position requires expertise in grant writing, excellent communication skills, experience in needs assessment and analysis, as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

Typical Essential Duties

  • Assist in the design of an annual grant development plan based on SPC's strategic priorities and potential funding sources.
  • 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.
  • Keep abreast of changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  • Write, edit, and submit grant proposals that include needs analysis, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation strategies, timelines, budget and supporting data.
  • Manage and assemble all materials for grant submissions including, but not limited to, proposal forms, concept papers, budgets, letters of support, and memorandum of agreement.
  • Develop in conjunction with the budget office, accurate budgets and financial plans/documentation.
  • Coordinate the timely execution of grant submissions.
  • Ensure each project or program meets all proposal conditions and requirements.
  • Keep detailed records of deadlines and application status.
  • Prepares all correspondence and paperwork necessary to fulfill SPC Board of Trustees requirements for board approval of grant submission and modifications.
  • Performs related duties as required.

This is the first of two levels in the Grant Management series. Incumbents research grant opportunities and write grant proposals.  Responsibilities may include identifying and communicating funding opportunities; coordinating the development of proposal budgets; writing proposals and/or coordinating the proposal writing process; and monitoring the progress of submitted proposals.

Requirements:

Education:

Bachelor's degree in related area.

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience in higher education, federal government, state government or industry working as a grant writer in the related grant field. 
  • Extensive, highly related, demonstrated success as primary writer in obtaining local, state and/or federal grants/contracts. 
  • Experience in researching, developing and writing proposals to government and private funding sources including development of curriculum/programs, budgets and budget narratives and letters of commitment. 
  • Experience in electronic submission including Grants.gov and FastLane.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

Knowledge:

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; must possess excellent editing skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple high-priority tasks and responsibilities to meet established deadlines;
  • Knowledge of and ability to research grants electronically and through print sources;
  • Understanding and some 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;
  • 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;
  • Grant management principles and practices;
  • Research methods;
  • Budgeting principles and practices;
  • Project management principles;
  • Funding agencies;
  • Records management principles and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Copyrighting and editing.
  • Grant management principles and practices;
  • Research methods;
  • Budgeting principles and practices;
  • Project management principles;
  • Funding agencies;
  • Records management principles and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Computers and related software applications.

Skills:

  • Coordinating grant activities;
  • Conducting funding research;
  • Writing grant applications;
  • Analyzing data and information;
  • Managing grant records;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Managing grant budgets;
  • Applying and monitoring compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
  • Experience and proficiency in leading diverse work teams comprised of internal and external representatives and in facilitating meetings.
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, MS Excel, MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, database management and data search tools.
  • Coordinating grant activities;
  • Conducting funding research;
  • Writing grant applications;
  • Analyzing data and information;
  • Managing grant records;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Managing grant budgets;
  • Applying and monitoring compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Physical:

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motion.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


   

License:

None.

Responsibilities:

Incumbents research grant opportunities and write grant proposals. Responsibilities may include identifying and communicating funding opportunities; coordinating the development of proposal budgets; writing proposals and/or coordinating the proposal writing process; and monitoring the progress of submitted proposals.

 

 

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary. 

Potential Frequency

 1.

Researches and plans grants, which includes: determining appropriate research methods; researching new grants; determining which grants to pursue; presenting grants to applicable departments and/or individuals; pursuing grant opportunities; determining grant eligibility; developing grant timelines; and performing other related activities.

Daily

40%

2.

Writes and submits grants for consideration to applicable agencies; prepares grant narratives.

Daily

20%

3.

Coordinates grant budgets; monitors and updates budgets as necessary.

Daily

10%

4.

Interprets and maintains grant compliance with internal and external regulations.

Daily

10%

5.

Prepares required grant reports. Maintains and prepares operational records and documentation of grant activities.

Daily

20%

6.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

As Required

 
Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.