Detailed Job Description
Position Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Grants, responsible for development and submission of grant proposals that support current or new college initiatives in accordance with established policies and procedures, including research and identification of funding sources, preparing and submitting proposals to meet institution’s priorities and goals, working with project directors and grants coordinators to insure that grants are being implemented in accordance with grant programmatic requirements, and providing guidance and technical assistance in the preparation of progress reports, budget revisions, and continuation grant proposals.
- Identifies and researches public and private funding opportunities, regularly monitors public and private postings of Requests for Proposals, and provides timely advice and information to key personnel regarding funding opportunities.
- Reviews and interprets funding solicitations and announcements from public and private funding sources and remains current on funding trends and themes.
- Initiates and maintains positive relations with diverse internal (faculty and staff) and external (community organizations) constituents in the development of initiatives that support the College’s mission and strategic priorities.
- Initiates meetings, interviews, correspondence and other means to collaborate with faculty, staff, to obtain information needed to formulate a concept and develop a design to ensure competitive proposals.
- Represents the College in interactions with community representatives to build collaborative partnerships.
- Manages and leads grant development teams with internal and external stakeholders.
- Communicates with funding agencies to build relationships and to determine criteria for development of successful proposals.
- Writes, edits, and submits proposals that include needs analysis, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation strategies, timelines, budgets, and supporting data. Ensures grant applications are developed in accordance with funding agency guidelines and deadlines.
- Once a proposal is funded, works with Project Director and Grants Coordinators to oversee set up of systems for implementing the project, to ensure compliance with budget, programmatic, documentation, and reporting requirements.
- Acts as liaison with a range of institutional offices and functions (institutional research, finance, human resources, marketing/communications, enrollment services, IT services) in the development and implementation of grant projects.
- Assists Project Directors and Grants Coordinators with required interim and final reports, budget revisions and grant renewal applications. Provides support to Project Directors and Grants Coordinators to ensure project is being carried out as required.
- Serves as Perkins Coordinator for the College and works independently in monitoring communications and correspondence regarding Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to ensure current knowledge and understanding of the program; develops the College’s five-year plan and annual local plan with input and consultation from career programs and advisory boards; develops, monitors and implements improvement plans as required; and attends relevant meetings and trainings.
- Provides information on grant-funded programs as requested for internal and external audiences, such as websites and publications.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus four years of relevant or related experience. Master’s degree preferred.
- Higher education/community college grant writing experience preferred.
- Understanding and experience with grant management/administration support preferred.
- Strong organizational skills and ability prioritize multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to understand a variety of college disciplines.
- Analytical, organizational and financial management skills.
- Creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- High level of skill in word processing and spreadsheet programs, and facility with Microsoft Outlook.
- Experience and proficient ability in leading diverse work teams and in facilitating meetings
BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant. The College, ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.
Effective Date: To Ensure Consideration All Application Materials Must Be Received By September 4, 2014.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: www.bhcc.mass.edu/employment Select the Apply Now and follow the instructions. Fax large transcript files to (617)-228-3328.