Director Grants Development

Posted in on 04/29/2013

Kirkwood Community College

Company Website

www.kirkwood.edu

Company Email

careers@kirkwood.edu

Job Type

Executive

Location

Cedar Rapid, IA

Address

Cedar Rapis, IA

Description :

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
Through private and public funding sources, the Director provides leadership for the development of College projects that advance its college mission and strategic priorities.  He/she relies upon collaborative relationship-building strategies that result in the pursuit of innovative design solutions to address identified or unmet student and stakeholder needs.  The Director is a member of an integrated services team consisting of Director of Research and Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching faculty development specialist.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Manages Grants Development Office, its project portfolio, project management processes, personnel, and an annual program of work calendar.
• Monitors emerging funding opportunities and industry-specific news based on College interests and priorities.
• Conducts research-based grants prospecting, identifying model programs’ strengths/ weaknesses and their fit with the College’s priorities.
• Serves as project manager for internal teams of subject-matter experts as they construct concept papers, proposals, and plans.
• Assists and supports project managers in the development of literature reviews and best practice research studies.
• Supports subject matter-experts in grant application development, writing, review, and rewriting.
• Facilitates training sessions and provides individual coaching related grant strategy development.
• Facilitates grant proposal preparation, submission, and negotiations.
• Assists project managers with grants administration technical issues during the project execution phase
• Perform other related work duties as assigned

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

• Ability to provide service in a courteous, prompt, and efficient manner
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment and collaborate with others in setting goals, and problem solving
• Plan, organize, and implement initiatives through collaboration, initiative, and self-direction
• Must be able to work effectively in an environment where interruptions of work in progress occur frequently, where work on multiple projects is common, and where timelines on project completion are tight.
• Must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills.
• Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences

GENERAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH OR WITHOUT A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus grants-related experience required; Master’s degree preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • Experience with private and Federal grants
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars for institutes of higher education
  • Certificate in grants management that meets federal agency grants training expectations
SALARY
Commensurate with education and experience
INSURANCE:
The College purchases term life, disability, health and dental/vision insurance, provides a flexible benefits account, and contributes to a retirement program for each full-time staff member. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until position if filled. A letter of application, resume, transcripts, and completed Kirkwood application are required. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results on criminal background check.

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