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Director of Grants

Summary of Duties:
The Director of Grants has primary responsibility for identifying potential grant funding sources from government, foundation and corporate granting institutions. 

Essential Responsibilities:
* Identify, research and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities and University initiatives
* Develop a plan prior to the beginning of each year for short term and long term grant seeking
* Coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to government funding agencies and foundations in support of University initiatives
* Engage faculty and staff in the exploration of grant funding. Bring potential funders to campus to meet with faculty and explore program collaboration. Encourage attendance at funding workshops being held off campus
* Work with faculty, deans and academic administration to encourage and support grant seeking
* Manage grant funds received to assure proper dispersal, accounting, stewardship and reporting as appropriate or required   
* Facilitate, write, review, and edit grant proposals; conduct research and identify government and private funding sources   
* Work closely with faculty and staff to coordinate and develop ideas into written grant proposals with supporting documents; interact with campus constituencies involved in grant- funding activities; serve as grants liaison to University administration
* Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University

Position Requirements:
*Bachelor’s degree required, Master's preferred
* Proven prior grant writing experience, preferably in higher education
* Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects
* Strong written and verbal communication skills, an attention to detail, an aptitude for logical thinking, a commitment to professional ethics, and the ability to interact with University staff and the general public
* A collegial and cooperative spirit and approach and an ability to work closely with faculty colleagues

Contact Name:  Human Resources

Posting Date:  November 6, 2013


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