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Grant Specialist

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The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

We are currently seeking a Grant Specialist who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: You're a proactive professional and you enjoy knowing that your work contributes to improving people's lives.

Your mission: We'll count on you to lead proposal development teams, and to monitor active grants for compliance with the terms and conditions of funding agencies and HCC policies.

Your work: In this role, you'll always be tracking private funding sources at local, state and national levels, and adding to your knowledge of municipal agencies, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations in the Houston Metropolitan Area. You'll lead proposal development teams, and assist staff members in their efforts (e.g., collecting demographic and other data to support proposals). In the case of joint grant opportunities, you'll participate in the necessary planning meetings in the community. Maintaining basic data on active grants to determine HCC and funding agency requirements; analyzing active grants for compliance; and providing project directors with quarterly reports to help ensure compliance, will all fall within the purview of this position. In addition, you'll conduct grants management seminars and classes, maintain the Resource Development/Grants Office website and produce the newsletter.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or [email protected]

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.


Monitor grants activities for compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agency and with HCCS policies. Provide quarterly reports to the project directors to help ensure compliance. Conduct system-wide resource needs analysis and reports the results to the Director for action. Provide direct proposal development technical assistance to HCCS staff developing proposals. Provide implementation technical assistance to project staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Use electronic media to collect demographic and other data to support proposals.

Analyze active grants for requirements to ensure compliance

Track private funding sources at local, state and national levels.

Maintain knowledge of municipal agencies, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations in the Houston Metropolitan Area.

Work with both Macintosh and PC platforms.

Maintain basic data on active grants to determine HCCS and funding agency requirements.

Organize, categorize, and maintain files on HCCS grants.

Participate in community meetings to plan for joint grant development.

Establish class schedule for the HCCS Center for Grantsmanship Training.

Conduct grants management seminars and teach grantsmanship classes.

Lead HCCS proposal development teams.

Maintain Resource Development website and newsletter.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


Bachelor's degree required. Associate's degree plus 4 (four) years of directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.


Three (3) years in grants management, grants operations, or proposal development in education required.

Evidence of successful grants production.


Knowledge of private funding sources at local, state and national levels

Knowledge of municipal agencies, institutions of higher education and community based organizations in the Houston Metropolitan Area

Proficient in computer skills and working knowledge of various software programs

Ability to utilize the electronic media to collect demographic and other data to support proposals

Ability to analyze grants for requirements to ensure compliance

Excellent writing and editing skills

Ability to utilize both Macintosh and PC platforms

Ability to conduct electric searches on the Internet

Ability to develop and maintain website

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.





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Job No:
Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 5/22/2018
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