The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) seeks a Grants Consultant. The Grant Consultant will manage all stages of grants and other funding opportunities for the Institute and will work with IAS affiliates (including conveners of IAS-funded collaboratives and IAS residential fellows) to develop proposals. We seek someone with experience in grant seeking and grant writing who can expand the range of internal and external awards for the IAS, and who is interested in continuing their own professional development.
The Grants Consultant is responsible for managing all stages of grants and other funding opportunities for the IAS, from initial prospecting through project management and final reporting.
This is a 75% time, 12-months continuing Civil Services position (classification 8208P3, Grants/Contracts Professional 3).
Grant prospecting: Research and identify external and internal funding opportunities for the IAS. With guidance from the IAS Director, explore potential new areas of grant seeking to fund IAS operations and special projects (25%)
Grant writing: Write proposals and developing budgets, either independently or collaboratively with IAS staff and affiliates (25%)
Grant submission: Gather and prepare materials for submission, including editing and finalizing narratives, budgets, and appendices. Submit proposals and institutional documents via UM Sponsored Projects Administration or UM Foundation (10%)
Grant management: Manage funded projects, including initial set-up, monitoring grant activity, evaluation, and interim reporting. Write or assist in writing final reports. Submit all materials as required by funder (10%)
Grant consulting: Support IAS Fellows, Collaboratives, and affiliates in grant seeking, by offering consultations and support for prospecting. Offer periodic presentations on grant seeking to IAS affiliates. Assist with submissions (10%)
Unit support: Work with IAS Director and staff on IAS programmatic activities, including participation in planning, organizational meetings, report writing, and mentoring (15%)
Professional development: Seek and participate in continued professional development in grants and development (5%)
BA/BS plus at least 4 years of experience in grant writing and management, or advanced degree with 2 years of comparable experience
Demonstrated track record of successful grant awards
Excellent writing and editing skills
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated successful track record of managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaborative teams
Demonstrated experience of working with a diverse groups of people, such as faculty, staff, and community partners
Familiarity with a broad range of disciplines
Experience with community partnerships and community-engaged grants
Experience with gift solicitation and donor development
WORK HOURS: 30 hours/week
WORK: DAYS: arranged
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. IAS supports the continued professional development of its staff.
Internal Number: 330943
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