Location: Wellesley, MA Category: Part-Time Staff Posted On: Tue Nov 19 2019 Job Description:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
The Grants Researcher/Writer engages in pre-award activities, from conception to submission of proposals that reflect the college's mission and strategic priorities and comply with institutional policies and procedures. Responsibilities of the position include researching prospective funding sources, disseminating information about funding opportunities, organizing planning sessions with faculty and staff for ideation and task assignments, obtaining data from internal and external sources for use in proposals, and drafting, editing, and preparing concept papers, letters of interests, proposal narratives, budgets, and supporting documents for submission. The Researcher/Writer reports to the Director of Grants Development and interfaces with faculty and staff of various departments.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Monitor agency websites and funding databases for active RFPs and potential grant sources; compile and disseminate information on public and private funding opportunities;
Review, interpret, and evaluate funding solicitations and announcements, prepare summaries, and communicate opportunities to Director and relevant stakeholders;
Communicate with funding agencies to build relationships and determine criteria for the development of successful proposals;
Research and identify data, studies, and best practices to support grant proposal development;
Stay informed on current trends in philanthropy, higher education, community colleges, workforce development, and local issues related to the college's geographic region.
Coordinate meetings, interviews, correspondence, and other means for faculty and staff collaboration in formulating concepts, developing plans, and drafting competitive proposals;
Write or edit effective proposals, letters of inquiry, case statements, conceptual plans, support letters, and other correspondence and documentation;
Work with PIs and relevant offices in drafting budgets and budget narratives that comply with the college's financial, hiring, and purchasing policies;
Review proposal documents and addenda for compliance with sponsor agency guidance and programmatic requirements;
Ensure the timely execution of grant submissions;
Perform other duties as assigned.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Demonstrated experience as a primary writer and editor of complex grant proposals and grant funding success;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work well under deadline pressure and to be flexible in a dynamic environment;
Expert use of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, online database tools, and web-based and electronic grants systems.
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
Experience with grants management or project management.
Higher education work experience, preferably at a community college.
Education: Bachelor's degree; Master's preferred.
Salary Range: $30.00 per hour; 18 hours per week (non-benefitted).
Classification: Non unit Professional
Source of Funding: Capital Campaign Fund
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.