Finger Lakes Community College - Director of Grants Development Email

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Name of Organization: Finger Lakes Community College
Title of Position: Director of Grants Development
Salary Range (low): $60,000
Salary Range (high): $60,000
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Description of Responsibilities: Finger Lakes Community College is affiliated with The State University of New York (SUNY) and is currently recruiting for a Director of Grants Development at our main campus in Canandaigua, New York. Finger Lakes Community College offers competitive salaries, rich benefits and retirement options which include New York State Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and SUNY Optional Retirement Program.

The Director of Grants Development is responsible for providing technical assistance to the FLCC community to secure external funding to support the college’s mission and vision. They will coordinate FLCC's efforts to obtain grant funding by the identification and development of viable proposals for external funding of programs which address educational priorities and goals. They will provide technical assistance to administrators and staff regarding potential funding sources, strategies and preparation of proposals and budgets. They will plan and implement a comprehensive grant development program to include both public and private funding sources commensurate with institutional strategies, priorities, goals, current and future activities. Work requires a considerable knowledge of planning and scheduling, program development, curriculum, program evaluation, grant writing and potential funding sources.

Educational Background: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.

Experience: Three to four years of experience in successful grant development, grant proposal writing, grant application completion, program and budget development, and/or scheduling in the field of education, workforce development or related fields.

Special Skills: Self-motivated. Exceptional skill in research, synthesis of information from various sources, writing and editing needed to develop successful grant proposals for outside funds. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively. Knowledge of and skill in long-range and short-range planning, program development. Ability to translate priorities into programs that have a high probability of external funding and coordinating efforts college-wide to do so. Knowledge of potential funding sources. Skill in time management, creative and practical problem solving and prioritizing; ability to meet deadlines under pressure. Ability to develop effective working relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff and to motivate staff to pursue grant opportunities. Knowledge of, respect for, and successful engagement with members of other cultures or backgrounds.

Special responsibilities:

  • Actively seek, identify and recognize external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities to match FLCC priorities and search requests from various internal stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance and leadership to staff, administrators and executive cabinet regarding potential funding sources, resource development issues and strategies to address institutional priorities and educational program needs. ; identify funding sources, develop viable projects, programs and partnerships to meet these needs as aligned with stated priorities and goals.
  • Coordinate campus-wide efforts, and establish effective networks with representatives from other colleges, school districts, businesses, industries, federal, state and local agencies, as well as private and corporation foundation funding sources, and/or work with existing networks to improve outcomes for FLCC.
  • Research, interpret, and disseminate information on federal, state, local and private funding resources within the FLCC community. Create and maintain systems for dissemination of information within FLCC about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a strategic plan for the submission of grant applications. Create and maintain overall grant program calendar and timeline for the submission of applications.
  • Provide a full spectrum of assistance to faculty and staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants; facilitate and coordinate the grants review process. Schedule, develop and present workshops; instruct staff and administrators regarding funding guidelines. Conduct one-on-one training and group workshops to develop and write grant proposals. Coordinate review process for proposals; mediate conflicts between grant development team members.
  • Create, write and edit components of grant proposals. Review and/or prepare budget narratives and summaries for grant proposals. Coordinate college-wide review process for proposals. Track proposal submissions and progress.
  • Coordinate administrative and contractual matters relevant to the acceptance and reporting of funded projects. Serve as the principle contact and negotiator for matters related to grants development and approvals. Serve as a liaison with funding source program officers, resource developers nationally, and with community organizations.
  • Present oral and written reports as needed to government or private funding organizations.
  • Maintain a grants library to include past applications and related materials.
  • Hire, plan, direct, review and critique the work of external grant writers developing proposals.
  • Related work as required, including written correspondence, phone contacts, and FLCC Foundation events and meetings.
  • Manage all StartUP New York activities.
  • Flexible working hours including evenings and some weekends.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description contains only qualifications that are required, with or without a reasonable accommodation.1.Ability to use computer for extended periods of time.2.Frequently moves boxes weighing up to 20 pounds across office for various needs.

The starting salary is $63,733.00 and will commensurate with experience. Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter

Position will be posted until filled. FLCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and strives to provide an environment that embodies these principles. We strive to attract talented personnel from diverse backgrounds and traditions, particularly of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, worldview and physical and mental abilities. As such, applicants from historically under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

Salary Increment Policy
Performance Review Policy
Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan

Education: Bachelor Degree required

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Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter