Under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this individual will provide leadership in the strategic planning, budgeting, and development for grants. The Director is responsible for all phases of grants development, evaluation and compliance, including prospect research, pre-award grant writing, the coordination of grant applications, and post-award support for staff overseeing grant-funded projects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform internal reviews of institutional needs and assess feasibility of obtaining external funding for project and program proposals.
• Actively seek, identify and recognize external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities and match College priorities.
• Participate in local, state, regional or national workshops, conferences and meetings.
• Create and maintain systems (e.g., grants web site) for dissemination of information concerning funding opportunities, application processes, and other grants-related information.
• Write, edit, revise, and submit grants.
• Work collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Research to coordinate the gathering of information needed for proposals.
• Create, design, write, and implement processes and procedures related to grants management and proposal development.
• Monitor and ensure all processes and procedures related to the submission of grants are adhered to.
• Track proposal submissions and progress.
• Develop and maintain a process to monitor grant compliance.
• Maintain positive, proactive relationships with the Business Office, Human Resources, and funding agencies to ensure process efficiency and grant compliance.
• Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations, developing collaborative relationships with grant funding representatives.
• Conduct one-on-one training and group workshops to develop and write grant proposals.
• Provide a full spectrum of assistance to faculty and staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants.
• Assist staff in grant implementation to include instruction on internal procedures and funding agency compliance, assistance with all issues of financial, personnel, payroll, purchasing and administration of funded awards, and instruction on cost-sharing documentation.
• Advise project directors concerning grant startups and grant management issues
• Direct and manage departmental operations, including the establishment, direction, and oversight of office administrative procedures.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
• A minimum of four (4) years professional grant writing experience, preferably in an educational or non-profit setting.
• Demonstrated team-oriented managerial skills required.
• Verifiable successful experience in technical writing, proof-reading, editing, copy writing, grant writing or other equivalent written communication format.
• A familiarity with federal rules and regulations as pertains to the administration of higher education grants desirable.
• Excellent command of the English language.
• Ability to coordinate overlapping projects and deadlines required.
• Strong analytical skills and experience with all Microsoft Office Suite applications and databases required.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision required.
• This individual must be team oriented, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
• Portfolio of written work will be required from finalists.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
- Ability to use personal computer systems and accompanying software.
- Must have access to and use of own transportation.
- This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Office
Initially located at the Warwick Campus
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Salary range begins at $57,158
Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience
Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Some evening and weekend work may be required
Professional and Support Staff
OCTOBER 31, 2013 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by January 18, 2014.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please go to CCRI’s online recruitment site at https://jobs.ccri.edu and complete the online application. In addition to the application, a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references must be attached at the end of the application by 12/6/13.
Finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio of written work and official college transcript(s).
If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.