Development Grant Writer

Job description

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-30
Req: R-037363
Job Title

Development Grant Writer


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Vice President For Enrollment Management

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is seeking a highly motivated, hardworking and professional Development Grant Writer to assist with in acquiring ancillary financial support from external entities and individuals by researching funding opportunities, writing and preparing proposals, developing grant opportunities for the University and assisting with project evaluation. Applicants should have documented success in grant writing (writing first drafts, editing, proofreading, responding to reviewer critiques, etc.), establishing timelines and deliverables, and collaborative projects.

This is a grant-funded position. Grant funded positions are time-limited and are contingent upon sufficient grant funding.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Researches potential funding sources including, public, private, state, federal, and corporate organizations that fit with institutional need and priorities subscriptions, books, workshops, personal contacts, etc.

  • Researches eligibility criteria of potential grant opportunities.

  • Discusses grant possibilities with the Vice President and appropriate department managers. Works to develop annual priorities and plans for grant projects.

  • Works with the departmental and interdisciplinary project grant coordinators to develop the basic outline for proposals.

  • Writes grants and proposals. Edits and prepares the final package for submission.

  • Assists with project budget.

  • Assists and participates in Development Office activities, programs and projects particularly those that document and develop resource materials for development proposals.

  • Assists with monitoring funded activities.

  • Assists with maintenance of files and records system on project applications, awards, reports and supporting documents.

  • Assists with submission of required reports, including interim and final report as appropriate.

  • Assists and with maintaining records and documentation to ensure compliance with grant oversight or regulatory requirements.

  • Assists in monitoring fiscal and in-kind matching commitments for proposals.

  • Prepares an annual summary of grant activities building to monthly reports as the program matures.

  • Develops an internal calendar of funding deadlines.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field.

  • Two years of experience in organizing and coordinating a grant initiative program.

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior successful record of submitting Federal Grants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven success in writing for publication in print, web, and other platforms.

  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to understand materials of moderate complexity and synthesize across multiple sources to produce materials for diverse audiences.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to change voice and writing style to fit a particular audience and purpose.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.

Physical Requirements :

  • Ability to exert light force.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Instructions:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Cover Letter to include two professional references

  • Resume

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Summary of Employee Benefits:

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 6/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time