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Grant Associate [ID: 3755]
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Compensation: $43,247.95
Openings: 1 Formal review of applications begins: Feb 5, 2019
Department: GRANTS-DO Location: District Office
Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Grants Development, the Grant Associate will be responsible for departmental support including both pre- and post-award activities led by the Grant Writer and Grant Management Specialist.  The position will conduct a variety of grant related tasks including prospect research and proposal development and submission to various funders including foundations, corporations, and government agencies (local, state and federal).  Writing activities will also include the development of letters of support, press releases and grant impact statements. This staff member will also be responsible for managing a portfolio of grants during the implementation phase to assist grant project managers with the implementation of post-award activities, including helping overcome challenges, sharing best practices, supporting modifications and coordinating activities between internal departments such as Grants Accounting, Legal Counsel, Purchasing and Human Resources.  Other activities will include supporting the development and delivery of grants training sessions, workshops, and mentoring experiences for faculty and staff as professional development opportunities.

The position requires experience in writing (grants, press releases, technical, publications, etc.), project/program management and the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Typical Essential Duties:

  • Conduct grant research to identify possible opportunities and industry trends
  • Support proposal development process including data collection, identification of best practices, creating opportunity summaries and letters of support, etc. 
  • Lead the development and writing of smaller grants (< $50,000), awards/nominations, sections of larger grant proposals, etc.
  • Manage a portfolio of assigned grants to ensure compliance with grant or contract requirements and on-time achievement of deliverables.
  • Ensures the successful transition of grants from the time of award to closeout, while working collaboratively with various areas and departments within the College
  • Support the announcement and close-out of grant awards including, but not limited to, creating press releases, grant impact statements, close-out summaries, etc.
  • Support the development and delivery of trainings for grant writing and grant management for faculty, staff, PIs, grant managers, etc.
  • Assist with the development of grant related processes, policies and procedures
  • Performs related duties as required

Requirements:

Education:

Associate’s degree.  Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience:

Three (3) years of related experience.  Professional experience in grants, program development, professional writing and/or program management preferred.

* 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.
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