Grant Development Specialist - Mt Wachusett Community College in Gardner Massachusetts

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Mt Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts 01440

United States


Detailed Job Description

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Education, Curriculum Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field; with three (3) years experience and/or training that includes grant writing, research, and project planning/development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Preferred qualifications: Documented experience as primary writer and editor in development of federal, state and private grant applications as evidenced by writing portfolio and history of funding success. Higher education/community college grant writing experience. Understanding and experience with grant engagement/administration support. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines. Knowledge of effective grant-writing procedure. Knowledge of and ability to research grants electronically and through print sources. Strong program, budget, evaluation design, and editing experience. High level of skill in word processing and spreadsheet programs. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Experience and proficiency in leading diverse work teams and in facilitating meetings.

Responsibilities: Conducts ongoing research on public and private funding opportunities at the local, state, and national level and informs college community of opportunities. Reviews and interprets funding solicitations and announcements from public and private funding sources and remains current in funding trends and themes. Provides training and technical assistance for faculty, staff on interpreting guidelines and regulations related to the submission and administration of grant projects. Attends technical assistance workshops and bidders conferences for prospective grant projects. Assists in assessing college and community need through facilitating focus group sessions, developing and administering surveys and recommending projects for proposal development. Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, and community organizations to conceptualize, draft, and develop grant proposals, including joint partnership proposals. Prepares draft applications for review and development, editing them for accuracy, completeness and clarity for submission (hard copy and electronic) according to funding agency guidelines and by deadline laid out in the annual grant development plan. Develops proposal and institutional match budgets in collaboration with fiscal personnel for new and continuing grant. Provides ongoing grants management/administration support to successfully funded grants, including serving as liaison to funding agency and within the college to negotiate programmatic and fiscal awards, reviews and assists in the submission of grant reports, and assists in resolving project management issues. Assists in establishing, writing, and implementing college policies, procedures and standards for internal grant development and programmatic grant administration. Interprets reviewers comments on proposals not selected for funding and revises proposals accordingly. Serves on college and community committees as appropriate. Works schedule requires flexible hours and days to complete grant projects according to deadline, including non-duty days as necessary. Performs related tasks as assigned that support the mission of the organization.

Keyword Phrases

  • funding
  • grants
  • surveys
  • proposals
  • budgets
  • writing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: $45,940 - $66,613
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 7/5/2011