Director, Grants Development

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Fundraising / Executive & Management
To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
Through private and public funding sources, the Director provides leadership for the development of College projects that advance its college mission and strategic priorities.  He/she relies upon collaborative relationship-building strategies that result in the pursuit of innovative solutions to address identified or unmet student and stakeholder needs.  The Director is a member of the Continuing Education & Training Services division team and serves all divisions of the institution by providing grants procurement and consulting.

  • Manages Grants Development Office, its project portfolio, project management processes, personnel, and an annual program of work calendar.
  • Monitors emerging funding opportunities and industry-specific news based on College interests and priorities.
  • Monitors post-grant award process and works in partnership with the College Finance division.
  • Conducts research-based grants prospecting, identifying model programs' strengths/weaknesses and their fit with the College's priorities.
  • Serves as project manager for internal teams of subject-matter experts as they construct concept papers, proposals, and plans.
  • Assists and supports project managers in the development of literature reviews and best practice research studies.
  • Supports subject-matter experts in grant application development, writing, review, and rewriting.
  • Facilitates meetings and conducts training sessions related to all aspects of grant seeking process.  Consults and partners with diverse stakeholders groups in idea generation, concept development, and grant strategy design processes.
  • Facilitates grant proposal preparation, submission, and negotiations.
  • Assists project managers with grants administration technical issues during the project executive phase.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Ability to promptly and effectively assess client needs in a collaborative, deliberate manner.
  • Ability to organize and develop quality grant submissions.
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.
  • Organize material and complete writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 

  • Master's degree
  • Grants-related experience

Job ID: 65733

Posted 27 days ago

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