Director of Grants - American International College in Springfield Massachusetts

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American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Director of Grants is responsible for the overall grant research, writing, and execution of all corporate, foundation, and government sources of funding opportunities. This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. This position works with Deans/Department Heads/Program Managers to determine goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and funding needs for programs and keeps repository of files on institutional programs and projects. The Director of Grants is charged with coordinating the preparation, assembly, and delivery of proposal documents to potential funding sources to obtain funds for ongoing or special institutional projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of successful grant writing experience in a non-profit setting (higher education preferred).
  • Certified Grant Writer Certification preferred
  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively in both oral and written communication to all stakeholders - funding agencies or agents; administrators, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to collect, synthesize and analyze data about the institution and its impact. Ability to understand, create and manage budgets and fund accounting.
  • Ability to multi-task and be the project manager on several grants simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web search tools.
  • A working knowledge of electronic systems and portals including, ecommons and HRSA EHB. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge is preferable.
  • Essential Functions

  • Leads and manages the grant writing process for all institutional proposals; coordinates and monitors the tasks of the various participants
  • Proactively identify, research and evaluate government, foundation and corporate grant opportunities. Prioritize grant opportunities for senior administration based on college strategic plan.
  • Develop case statements, letters of inquiry and other correspondence to government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other granting organizations
  • Work with faculty/staff to develop programmatic aspects of grant proposals; develop project budgets in accordance with appropriate funding regulations and college policies; provide technical assistance; ensure that all proposals are reviewed by area managers prior to submission.
  • Track submissions of all grants, expenditures of funded grants and ensure that appropriate stewardship/reporting is completed in a timely fashion
  • Maintain knowledge of all federal and state laws including applicable OMB Circulars and EDGAR regulations, as well as program regulations to ensure compliance. Maintain relationships with foundations to ensure ongoing ability of AIC to submit requests for funding.
  • With the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, assist with the collection of data and statistics needed for grant proposals
  • Maintains the central repository for all grant records
  • About AIC

    American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Graduate and Adult Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants should electronically submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via this online application:

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    AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Employment Type:Administrative Staff
    Degree Required: Bachelors
    Experience: See Job Description
    Level of Job: Director
    Salary: Not Specified
    Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
    Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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