Director of Grants

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College
Director of Grants
Salary: $97,548.00 – $118,560.00 Annually
Deadline: 5/17/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
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Examples of Duties
• Identifies local, state, federal, philanthropic, and corporate grant opportunities for proposal development and submission; develops and maintains a library of grant opportunities relevant to the work of Santa Monica College faculty and staff.
• Designs and manages a grant development program that sustains and grows annual grant revenues based on College’s strategic priorities; ensures each project or program meets all proposal conditions and grant requirements.
• Writes, edits and submits competitive grant proposals that include needs analysis, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation strategies, timelines, a project budget, and supporting data.
• Coordinates and facilitates internal and external working groups involved in proposal/program design including representatives from schools, state and community agencies, employers, and workforce development agencies; designs and implements regular workshops for faculty, staff, and other relevant stakeholders on identifying grant opportunities and writing grants.
• Manages and assembles all materials for grant submissions including, but not limited to, proposal forms, concept papers, budgets, letters of support, and memorandum of agreements; coordinates the timely execution of grant submissions.
• Stewards grantmakers throughout the grant period, including extending appropriate invitations for site visits and/or attendance at special events and continuing education programs as appropriate.
• Develops, in conjunction with the budget office, accurate budgets, financial plans and related documentation to ensure that funds sought are aligned with the mission, goals and outcomes of the grants process.
• Researches new institutional funding opportunities that will help to advance College’s mission, strategic plan, and/or fundraising priorities; regularly monitors various databases and available resources to identify calls for proposals from viable public and private grantmakers; creates and manages a grant opportunity calendar.
• Keeps abreast and notifies senior leadership of changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
• Maintains proactive communication with public and private grantmakers to monitor and keep the College information about relevant trends, issues, and opportunities.
• Facilitates the transition from the grant development and award phase to the implementation phase in collaboration with the project leader, appropriate College leader, participating faculty and staff, the Dean of Institutional Research, and the Vice President of Business Administration.
• Develops and implements policies, procedures and practices related to grant stewardship.
• Maintains record of pending, funded, and declined proposals in related software applications as well as ongoing relationship development activities with funding sources and their representatives.
• In collaboration with the Dean, area Vice President and other relevant college leaders, ensures that grant-funded projects and reports comply with all state, federal, foundation and other regulatory policies, procedures, and statutory authority.
• Provides ongoing departmental support to collect and report grant related data; ensures grant documentation submitted complies with funding requirements and timelines.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Examples of essential duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature, and are generally listed in descending order of importance.
Minimum Qualifications
Education Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Education, or closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience Requirement:

Four years of experience as a primary writer or editor in the development of federal, state and private grant applications for higher education or community based organizations. Experience must include using software applications related to fundraising and relationship management. Experience managing, administering or coordinating grant funding efforts across an institution is highly desirable.

Education/Experience Equivalency:

Experience which provided the same kind, level and amount of experience as required in the minimum qualifications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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