The Director, Grants Development and Management provides leadership for the North Shore Community College grants program and is responsible for overseeing grant research, writing and execution of corporate, foundation, and government proposals in support of college and college foundation initiatives. This position reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Resource Management. The Director is responsible for the proactive stewardship of grant-related activities at NSCC. Stewardship of the program involves researching grant funding opportunities and potential institutional donors; facilitating the decision-making process; regularly convening a grant program idea/project group; preparing and submitting grant proposals; ensuring project budget and programmatic compliance; managing reports and other interaction with potential and current grant funders; and managing an internal post-grant assessment process.
The Director will work closely with key stakeholders across North Shore Community College to develop funding proposals based on NSCC strategic priorities, after careful consideration of potential costs, sustainability, projected outcomes, and impacts.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides leadership in the facilitation and management of the multi-step grants process in coordination with key stakeholders across the College.
Is responsible for the accurate, complete and timely development and submission of grant proposals, including detailed budgets and implementation plans, to public and private institutional funding sources.
Researches and identifies potential grant funding sources and aligns priorities with College strategic plan.
Directs the research and dissemination of information regarding Request for Proposals (RFPs) and other institutional funding opportunities to the College community.
Communicates with and supports faculty and staff regarding the grants process. This includes efforts to secure external funding for individual, departmental, and interdisciplinary curricular, research, and outreach programs and projects in alignment with College strategic & budget priorities, as well as grant project management.
Works with faculty/staff to develop programmatic and budget aspects of grant proposals.
Ensures overall grant compliance through assisting funded Principal Directors/Program Managers in program implementation, compiling narrative and financial information to report to government agencies, foundations and corporations.
Collaborate with Fiscal Analyst and Grants Accountant to monitor spending and to ensure accurate processing of grant budget amendments, ISAs etc.
Perkins Allocation Project Oversight including work with community partners and needs assessment
Develops and implements an evaluation matrix for grant seeking decisions.
Supervises a part-time Grant Writer/Researcher
Maintains knowledge regarding funders, including policy and program changes.
Oversee periodic updates and revision of NSCC Grants Development & Post-Award Grants Management Policies and Procedures Manual.
Reviews Grant Compliance Schedule in coordination with Fiscal Affairs.
Reviews multi-year grant commitments to assess project budget sustainability, funding gaps, need/potential for additional resources in coordination with Fiscal Affairs.
Creation and maintenance of an Access database to track grant proposals from inception through final disposition of funds
Develops and leads an internal post-grant assessment process.
Performs other related duties consistent with the full position description as needed.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Resource Management
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises a part-time Grant Writer/Researcher
SALARY RANGE:Salary is commensurate with experience.
Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.
STARTING DATE: November 2022
Submit resume and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the qualifications of the position. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide the names, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.
Master's degree required with a minimum of 5 years grant-writing experience or equivalent in nonprofit or business development, higher education or similar area;
Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail,
demonstrated success in writing winning proposals (application should include abstracts from two recently funded proposals);
Strong communication, negotiation, editing and administrative skills including the proven ability to work with a variety of individuals and teams;
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
Creativity and a proactive team player approach essential with ability to manage priorities and projects in alignment with institutional goals;
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations;
Demonstrated ability to manage resource development initiatives in collaboration with staff, business, and community partners/contacts with a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality;
Submission portal, database and research experience required
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all North Shore Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).