Director of Institutional Grants

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Director of Institutional Grants

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The Director of Institutional Grants will lead research, proposal development and stewardship of institutional applications to foundations, government agencies and corporations and will oversee effective and timely implementation of institutional grants.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops and implements strategies for securing funding from foundation, government and corporate funders in support of the mission of Juniata College.

Conducts regular meetings with the President, Provost, Vice President of Advancement, other administrators and faculty members, is sufficiently well informed about new and ongoing programs to match potential funding sources with areas of need.

Researches institutional funding opportunities and assesses alignment of institutional priorities and needs with potential funders.

Maintains professional contacts with funders and remains current with national and regional trends and priorities in grant making and higher education.

Represents the College in meetings with funders together with the President, Provost or other administrators or faculty members; arranges such visits and ensures appropriate follow-up activity.

Develops and writes proposals that advance institutional priorities, working in collaboration with key administrators and faculty to articulate strategies, frame compelling arguments and gather relevant data and information to support grant applications.

Develops budgets for grant applications and assesses short-and long-term financial implications of institutional grant activities.

Oversees timely implementation of institutional grants and compliance with grant terms and conditions, in collaboration with project directors, key administrators, the Controller’s Office and relevant faculty and staff.

Monitors grants budgets and prepares required reports for institutional grants to ensure accurate and timely reporting of grant activity and finances.

Participates in Advancement Office monthly staff meetings and serves on the Advancement Office Management Team.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or higher degree desired.

A minimum of five years’ experience in development and/or grant-seeking, grant-writing with at least three years of relevant experience in higher education. Knowledge of budget development or fiscal operations preferred.

Some experience working in the area of Sponsored Research is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to write persuasively and fluently in a number of technical areas, including the sciences, finance, academic and administrative planning, as well as general academic areas such as arts, humanities and social sciences.

Comfortable with computer and internet functions and willing to expand skills and learn new software to enhance job efficiency.

Analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with faculty, staff, students and external organizations are essential.

Ability to work independently; balance multiple tasks; work under deadlines and prioritize workload.

Supervision Required/Given:

Reports directly to the Vice-President for Advancement and works collaboratively with the President and Provost. Works with diverse individuals and organizations in support of established priorities and goals.

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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time