SOWELA Technical Community College

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Grants Coordinator

We are searching for an experienced Grants Coordinator at our Main Campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

This position reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.  Responsible for developing and sustaining working relationships and strategic alliances with community agencies, business and industry partners, and educational entities in ways that enhance the College or Foundation’s resource development operations. The position works routinely with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), and Workforce Development and Academic Affairs staff, to formulate and implement creative strategies that position SOWELA to participate in collaborative programs and partnerships via external funding sources (locally, regionally, and nationally). The Coordinator employs technical, tactical, editorial, and coordination skills that enable the College to acquire grants and to maintain compliance.

The position is highly collaborative working closely with the offices of the Chancellor, Business, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research, as well as other faculty and staff to fulfill the requirements of the position and advance the missions of the College and Foundation.

·       Assist the Institutional Advancement Office with increased funding for the College and the Foundation.

·       Research and identify grant funding opportunities from private, corporate, and governmental entities.

·       Develop, write, and submit grant proposals for the College and the SOWELA Foundation.

·       Monitor grant application cycles to ensure proposals are submitted in a timely manner.

·       Track proposals and report deadlines, and coordinate their timely execution.

·       Keep abreast of changing grant standards and proposal guidelines.

·       Develop and maintain communication with fundraising sources under the guidance of the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.

·       Encourage, assist, and serve as a resource to faculty and administrators in the development and writing of grant proposals.

·       Track grant spending in collaboration with the Business Office.

·       Perform compliance related tracking activities.

·       In collaboration with the Office of Human Resources/Payroll, provide grant training and assistance to faculty and staff upon request and at the direction of the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.

·       Perform other duties as required or assigned.


Physical Requirements / Efforts:

In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:

·       Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information.

·       Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

·       Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete assignments.

·       Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which may be in very small print.

·       Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines.

·       Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.

·       Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds.

·       Work a regular Monday through Friday schedule of eight hours per day and occasional weekends and overtime as may be required.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Required Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree required with an emphasis in a business field, marketing, fund development, public relations, education, technical writing, or a closely related field.

·       At least three years of successful grant writing experience and proven ability to secure funding, grant writing, management, research, submitting winning proposals, developing and monitoring grant budgets, and/or grant proposal writing required.

·       Experience with Windows-based word processing preferred.

·       Excellent research skills, preferably with experience in researching foundation and corporate funding preferred.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Current working knowledge of public/private grant sources; grant development; grant writing; document design; and project evaluation methods.  Knowledge of funding sources and their requirements.

·       Outstanding writing skills required including ability to adapt writing style as appropriate.

·       Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.  Ability to write clearly, professionally, and persuasively.

·       Commitment to the mission and goals of SOWELA Technical Community College.

·       Ability to think “outside the lines.”

·       Network with internal and external grant stakeholders and demonstrate the skill, knowledge and diplomacy required to represent the Office of Institutional Advancement Office and the College with high level potential donors.

·        Ability to manage several complex writing projects simultaneously.

·       Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously while effectively managing personal time, meeting tight deadlines, and displaying a professional manner under pressure.

·       Ability to completely finish projects independently with minimal direct supervision.

·       Ability to effectively demonstrate high fundraising ethical standards.

·       Current working knowledge and ability to utilize Word; Excel; PowerPoint; and specific grant related software.

·       Proven ability to actively contribute to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals.

Employment Type: Regular

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