Reporting to the director of development, this employee will align federal, state, local and private grant funding opportunities with the college’s mission and strategic plan. This employee will successfully manage and coordinate a portfolio of federal, state, local and private grants and assists in the growth and development of the grants program. This employee will coordinate the pre-award grant application and post-award management process including budget, reporting, and identification of potential new funding sources. This employee will assemble teams of administrators, faculty and staff to develop winning grant proposals and serves as the main editor and point of contact with the funding agency through the pre-award process.
Desired Stare Date: July 1, 2018
A qualified candidate will have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and affirm and support the vision, mission, statement of faith, and community life covenant of Montreat College. The ideal candidate will possess proven technical knowledge of grants application procedures, including grants.gov and the National Science Foundation’s Fast Track System. The candidate will also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills which include the ability to accurately and thoroughly respond to requests for grant proposals using logic, clarity of thought, persuasiveness, and creativity.
Other qualifications include:
Experience in leadership and management of funded grants.
Knowledge of federal and state regulations with regard to grants and accounting.
Ability to adapt quickly to changing project goals.
Expertise in paying attention to details and excellent organizational skills.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion.
Ability to multi-task and problem-solve.
Ability to function independently and with little supervision.
Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and build strong relationships with faculty and staff.
Ability to treat people with respect, keep commitments, inspire the trust of others and uphold institutional values.
Experience in use of computers and related software, including data processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, email, and various other computerized programs, including online grants databases (such as FoundationSearch).
Knowledge of data management practices and reporting of progress to funders.
Ability to calculate figures, develop budgets, understand rates of pay and benefit calculations. Understanding of indirect cost rates.
Create, write, and edit grant proposals and required documentation in partnership with faculty, staff, and college administrators by the appropriate deadlines.
Assist faculty in preparing and submitting grant applications, including writing copy, using appropriate forms, developing a budget and justification, gathering bio sketches and other support, applying via grants.gov.
Identify federal, state, local and private grant opportunities that will assist in accomplishing the mission, goals and objectives of the College. Evaluate and provide written summary of the viability of opportunities for faculty and administration.
Guide the approval process for grant submission.
Grow the grants program by increasing the number of grants written and applied to on an annual basis.
Monitor and manage awards from federal, state, governmental and private agencies/foundations, including budgeting, reporting, and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of the grant.
Manage internal awards and establish new funds with Director of Advancement Services.
Work with the Director of Development to educate faculty and staff about grant opportunities, the functions of the grants program, and proactive strategies to ensure readiness for grant success.
Develop and implement a comprehensive grants program, in conjunction with the Director of Development.
Work closely with the college staff to articulate the impact of grants on the College, students, departments, local employers and the community
Reports to: Director of Development
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of successful experience in the development field; 3-5 years of experience writing grants preferred.
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
About Montreat College
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.