Grant Writer (part-time/contractual)

JOB TITLE:  Grant Writer (part-time/contractual)          DIVISION:     Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:    Dean                          DEPARTMENT: Burroughs School of Bus. & Entrepr.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

To identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities and lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. This is a part-time grant-funded position by NSF EPIIC grant set to end September 30, 2026. The grant writer will embrace attributes of adaptability and flexibility as the specific duties and responsibilities may evolve over time.

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PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Prepares proposal and grant applications and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support the programs in the Burroughs School of Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match College priorities
  • Generates high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of Benedict College, and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies
  • Generates revenues for programs related to the Burroughs School of Business & Entrepreneurship through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies and organizations
  • Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals
  • Coordinates and follows-up on the progress of submitted proposals
  • Coordinates with the Benedict College Grants Office to create expenditure and income budgets to accompany proposals
  • Develops and maintains a master file on pending grants and contracts
  • Remains up to date on current issues relative to grant proposals
  • Meets regularly with the Dean to discuss current and new funding needs
  • Become cognizant of regulations & other matters of compliance with all grants including the FAQs, email, webinars and all other communications relate to grants
  • Inform the Dean on the progress of all grants and issues that may arise with each grant.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information accessed in the process of writing and managing grants
  • Requires regular and predictable on-site attendance
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Grant writing experience, preferably with an education focus
  • Experience which should demonstrate a proven track record of securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify opportunities
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes
  • Proficiency in research, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data
  • Excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a commitment to the mission and vision of the College and the business school

PREFERRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a successful grant writer
  • A proven record of securing major grants with certifiable references

Please submit resume, application, and cover letter, including salary requirements, to human.resources@benedict.edu. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line.

To apply for this job please visit benedict.edu.

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