Director of Grant Development - Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Community College
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 148897
Location: Lowell, MA Category: Full-time Staff Posted On: Mon Jun 13 2022 Job Description:
Title: Director of Grant Development
Unit: Non-Unit Professional (NUP)
Department: Institutional Effectiveness
Reports To: Provost/Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
Date: 06/13/2022 (Reposted 9/12/2022)
General Summary: Reporting to the Provost, the Director is responsible for general Grant Office operations, consensus building among staff for grant submissions and generating proposals that support current or new college initiatives in accordance with established policies, procedures and the priorities outlined in the college's strategic plan. The Director attends meetings regarding College initiatives and works with potential or assigned project directors and grants contract managers to ensure that grants are implemented in accordance with funding, documentation and programmatic requirements as well as MCC's equity goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Researches public and private funding opportunities, maintains routine schedule for monitoring public and private postings of Requests for Proposals, and provides timely advice and information to key personnel regarding funding opportunities.
Initiates meetings, interviews, correspondence and other means to collaborate with faculty, staff, and community representatives to build collaborative partnerships and to obtain the information needed to understand a concept and design and to develop a competitive proposal; communicates with funding agencies to build relationships and to determine criteria that have to be met to develop successful proposals.
Researches information to support and clarify proposal concepts.
Writes, edits and submits state, federal and private foundation proposals that include needs analysis, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation strategies, timelines, budget, and supporting data.
Provide support in the development and submission of legislative requests under the direction of the President.
Serves as Perkins Coordinator, including developing the college's five-year plan and annual local plan with input and consultation from college career programs and advisory boards; develops, monitors, and implements improvement plans as required; oversees gender equity requirements; attends relevant meetings and trainings.
Serves as Development Office lead for the Perkins Career and Technical Secondary Postsecondary Career/Vocational Technical Education Linkage Consortium; collaborates with partners to develop annual plan and to monitor implementation.
Works with Grant Project Directors and Contract Managers to set-up systems for implementing projects, particularly in the areas of budget, programmatic, documentation and reporting requirements.
Maintains accurate grants database related to projects and is able to generate reports.
Provides regular reports on current grant activities to the President and President's Leadership Council.
Assists reporting processes for specific grants, including assisting Project Directors with interim and final reports and renewal applications submitted to funding agencies.
Provides information on grant-funded programs as requested through internal and external avenues, such as websites, publications; submits pertinent information for publicity or partnership social media.
Oversees the workflow of the Grants Office; supervises and supports the Grants Office team.
Performs other related duties as required.
Master's Degree English, Communications, Education or other academic discipline.
A minimum of 5 years of successful grant writing experience, or combination of experience in grant development/writing, grant monitoring, donor cultivation, development or finance.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and its application to grant development.
Skilled leader with well-honed relationship-building skills and a commitment to the Middlesex Community College Mission.
Previous experience in managing teams to achieve established goals and objectives.
Ability to research and understand a variety of college disciplines
Analytical and budget development skills
Creative, critical thinking, and organizational skills
Demonstrate knowledge of word processing, excel, database, and spreadsheet systems.
Ability to receive and express detailed information through written and verbal communication.
Ability to establish priorities and implement a logical plan.
Ability to manage time effectively and to work under pressure to meet continuous set deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations; and to interact with a wide variety of people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different level of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Experience working within an equity framework preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in public programming and grant-making.
Strong organizational skills and ability to be self-directed.
Experience developing and executing new grant programs and strategies including building program budgets, managing grant program evaluations.
Ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job.
Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
Higher education experience
Five years of experience in researching and writing state and federal grants and experience in utilizing grants.gov.
Project Management skills with proven experience in leading groups of diverse stakeholders to contribute to the development of high quality and competitive proposals.
Salary Range: $85,000-$95,000 annually, actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits which include:
High quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
Location: Lowell campus with occasional travel to the Bedford Campus as needed
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, schedule to be determined upon hire
Expected start date: October 2022
Application Deadline: October 3, 2022
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Middlesex 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.
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.