Grant Writer

Clemson, SC
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clemson University

Location Sikes 201
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


Provides superior grant writing and proposal development services to secure funding for Clemson University's Institute for Leadership and Inclusive Excellence (the "Institute"). Establishes and maintains effective and productive relationships with national, regional, and state foundations; federal and state agencies; and other potential sources of financial support. Works with other Institute Directors and University staff to identify initiatives, activities, and needs of the Institute and the University that will enhance the opportunity for grant funding.


Grant Research and Targeting: Develops data bank on foundations, government agencies, and other funding sources with a history of underwriting research and programming for equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly regarding the K-12 and higher education. Reviews successful grants submitted to such funding sources, looking for parallels with Clemson University. Researches deadlines and necessary information for grant proposals. Works with the CDO, various Directors of the Institute for Leadership and Inclusive Excellence, and other University staff/ departments to determine and prioritize following promising avenues for funding support. 35% - Essential

Grant-writing: Gathers, sorts, and summarizes necessary data for each grant proposal; writes narratives, including technical and non-technical aspects of grant proposals. Coordinates and consults with the CDO or other Institute Directors to finalize grant proposals. Ensures that grant proposals meet all stated requirements and are submitted on time. Develops and writes partial template(s)/ modules to streamline the grant writing process. 35% - Essential

Networking: Identifies key individuals at foundations, government agencies, or other potential funding sources, communicating or meeting with such individuals as appropriate to form productive working relationships. Serves as an ambassador for Clemson University and its committment to inclusive excellence. 15% - Essential

Education and Training: Participates in or attends workshops, webinars, and other events related to grant-writing for funding sources that support higher education diversity and inclusion initiatives, in order to keep abreast of most recent developments and techniques, and for networking purposes. 15% - Essential


A bachelor's degree and business, personnel, grant-in-aid or public administration experience.


Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.


Education - Master's Degree

Experience - 5 to 7 years' experience writing successful grants from major foundations and other funding sources. Knowledge of foundations and other funding sources that focus on diversity, inclusion, and multi-cultural competence at all levels of K-12 and higher education.


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 06 ($ 39,960.00 - $ 73,935.00)


March 28, 2017


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.