Director (VII) of Grants Management

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Los Rios Community College District 


Director (VII) of Grants Management

Job Posting Number: AE00110P

Salary: $92,221 annually 

Closing Date: 04/16/2018


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Position Summary    

Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Resource Development, the Director of Grants Management will be responsible for the creation and execution of a strategic grants development and management plan to secure government and public resources and private and corporate foundation support. The Director of Grants Management supports College and District priorities through grant proposal development processes, prospect research, cultivation efforts, training and grants management assistance.


Assignment Responsibilities    

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Working with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Resource Development and College Presidents to develop an annual grants strategic plan.

• Developing strategies and implementing tactics that will increase grant support to the Colleges and District. 

• Leading the development of highly competitive and successful major grant proposals, especially those of a multi-college or District nature.

• Providing technical assistance to grant writers and grant managers at the Colleges, including reviewing grant proposals and assisting with budget preparation and other grant requirements.

• Partnering with College grant writers and managers to ensure that policies and procedures are followed, and that all grants adhere to federal and state legal and tax requirements, as well as organization-defined best practices for proposal development, due diligence, and reporting. 

• Creating a robust coaching and training program that empowers faculty, staff, and administrators to become excellent grant writers and managers. 

• Building and maintaining a directory of grant consultants or other technical professionals who may potentially provide services to the District or Colleges in support of grant development/management.

• Researching and identifying funding sources and coordinating the dissemination of this information related to external funding opportunities within the District.

• Creating and maintaining a proposal deadline calendar of potential external funding opportunities.

• Maintaining a grants database with pending proposed projects and funded projects, and generating reports such as income generated from grants and the number of grants successfully achieved. 

• Working closely with the Grants and Contracts Office to review grant budgets, and obtaining necessary approvals and/or letters of support.

• Creating the necessary workflow processes and tools to ensure that grants are submitted in a timely manner, and providing submission coordination with appropriate College and District departments. 

• Managing post-award grants stewardship, and working with departments across the Colleges and District to provide public recognition for funders.

• Proactively identifying and researching new private foundation opportunities, developing appropriate cultivation plans and strategies for each grantor, and preparing high quality applications and proposals.

• Acting as a source of information for foundations about District and College priorities, programs, and impact of grants.

• Serving as the liaison between the District and public and private external funding agencies.

• Coordinating and facilitating College, District, and community dialog on institutional and community needs related to grant project activity.

• Making regular reports to the District Academic Senate regarding new grants and opportunities for faculty engagement.

• Staying abreast of new developments in grants management best practices and technologies, and their applicability to meeting the needs of the District and Colleges.

• Identifying opportunities and developing partnerships both internally and externally to build innovative, sustainable tools and services that benefit the District and Colleges. 

• Managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.

• Gathering and analyzing data to ensure effective operations and budget and report preparation.

• Working independently.

• Utilizing current technology, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

• Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, when necessary.

• Performing other duties as assigned.


The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.


Minimum Qualifications    

1. Have bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution completed by June 18, 2018.


2. Have five years of grant writing experience, including successful federal and state grants.


3. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.



The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 4/16/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $92,221 annually