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Grants Manager

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Include entire education and work history on application. Must attach resume and cover letter.

Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Posting Number: 0602156
Position Title: Grants Manager
Position is: Regular full-time
Position Type: Staff Position (Full Time/Part Time)
Department/Ofc.: Foundation
Position Description:

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) offers a generous benefit package and top pay. The Grants Manager position offers an opportunity to play a major supporting role in the success of our students and staff.
• Affordable & Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Extensive Paid Time Off
• Annual Increases
WCC Classes-Tuition Paid and tuition reimbursement available for classes taken outside of WCC
• Retirement Options to include Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (Pension and Defined Contribution Plans) OR TIAA Defined Contribution Plan with substantial college contribution
WCC Health & Fitness Center discount

The Grants Manager will oversee all aspects of the grants process and activities for the Washtenaw Community College Foundation and Washtenaw Community College including private foundations, government and public funding sources, and corporations or corporate foundations.

The primary responsibilities of Grants Manager will be defining and refining the grants process, strengthening WCC’s capabilities in grants management, and building capacity and capabilities in the public and private grants arenas. The position will oversee the planning, vetting, writing, budgeting, approval, submitting, and tracking all grants submitted by the WCC Foundation and the College. The Manager will work cooperatively with College and Foundation leadership, Foundation Board Members, faculty, fundraising volunteers, and others to plan all grants related activities.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Build partnerships with officers from private foundations, corporations and corporate foundations, and identified contacts for government sources
• Identify funding opportunities based on
o Established partnerships
o Review of information from on-line funding source announcements
o Notices from government sources
o Inquiries with companies and foundations
o Referrals from board, staff, faculty, others
• Manage a list of identified strategic funding priorities that are based on the strategic plan, annual goals, and budget process
• Match funding opportunities with strategic priorities
• Grant writing and editing proposals to prepare them for submission
• Compliance management and assigning compliance duties
• Manage contracted grant writers to ensure all approved proposals are submitted to:
o Government and Public Entities
o Private Foundations
o Corporations and Corporate Foundations
• Ensure that the President, via the AVP or Chief of Staff, is informed about all grant activities on a continuing basis
• Develop a Grants Database that
o Contains list of approved strategic priorities by year, cycle, or campaign
o Contains list of identified funding sources
• This position requires a high level of commitment and enthusiasm
• Evening meetings and attending special events may lead to extended hours as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
• 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in development and grant writing, preferably with 1-3 years of experience in a community college or university
• Demonstrated success in writing and submitting grant proposals
• Excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills
• Ability to interact effectively with foundation and corporate giving officers
• Demonstrated understanding of the grants management process
• Knowledge of the computer and databases and their application activities

Preferred Qualifications:
Posting Date: 04/04/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Include entire education and work history on application. Must attach resume and cover letter.

Salary/Hourly Rate: $53,034 - $58,337
Salary Comments:

Current Washtenaw Community College Employees Salary is determined by BOT Policy 5005***
An Administrative Group employee whose job has been reclassified or who is promoted to a new position shall have his/her salary set at the new salary range minimum or at 10% above current salary, whichever is greater.

Starting rate/salary is determined based on education and work history listed on application.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Washtenaw Community College website
    • MIHERC (Michigan Higher Education Consortium)
    • Pure MI Talent
    • Hire Veterans First
    • Indeed
    • LinkedIn
    • Glassdoor
    • Ann Arbor MLIVE
    • Ladders
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Community College Times/AACC
    • Community College Week
    • Diversity Jobs
    • IM Diversity
    • Career Builder
    • Craigs List
    • Other
  2. If Other please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have at least a Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess at least 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in development and grant writing?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess success in writing and submitting grant proposals?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 1
  2. Other Documents