Grants Manager

Franklin & Marshall College
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

About Franklin & Marshall College:

Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, is a highly selective, private, liberal arts college known for academic rigor, opportunities for faculty-student research and its commitment to helping each student reach their full potential. The College enrolls more than 2,400 undergraduate students from throughout the U.S. and around the world.  The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste. 

Job Description:

The Grants Manager pursues the goals of the Office of College Grants by supporting faculty to successfully compete for external grants, fellowships and cooperative agreements, and provides background knowledge and expert resourcing to the faculty, Associate Deans and Provost, and other College offices relative to grant stewardship while advising, as appropriate, on internal and external issues of fiscal compliance. The Manager will be responsible for providing support for faculty grant proposal preparation, review and submission; providing oversight and appropriate stewardship of sponsored funding; developing and maintaining an interface with granting agencies, monitoring and interpreting government and other sponsor mandates as they pertain to faculty grants.

  • Provide direct support to faculty for research grant development through identification of grant opportunities for faculty members in all disciplines, proposal preparation guidance (both strategic and specific) including budgets and narratives, and programming for faculty of all ranks, but particularly for tenured and tenure-track faculty, to assist them in becoming more successful communicators, grant writers, and advocates for their research in order to bring new ideas to the forefront of their scholarly work.
  • Monitors faculty grant administration and leads efforts to establish effective and compliant policies and procedures for faculty grants. Serves as grants compliance liaison between the OCG and other fiscal compliance stakeholders at the College and external funding agencies and provides support and resources for efforts to establish effective policies and procedures related to grant administration and grant compliance.
  • Collect and organize relevant data sets about faculty research activity, prepare standardized statements and information for the faculty as a whole, for divisions and for departments to support proposal development.
  • Provide post-award support to faculty members in collaboration with the Grants Management Coordinator.
  • Provides support or advice to counterparts in College Advancement for opportunities that may bridge faculty grants and potential gifts/awards through Corporate & Foundation Relations, as determined by the Executive Director of the OCG.


The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience working in faculty grants management at a college or university
  • Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline.
  • Advanced written and verbal communications skills
  • Expert ability to manage, coordinate and administer projects and resources
  • Proficiency working with Google Suite, MS Office and databases
  • Preferred certifications in any of the following: NCURA, CRA, GPC, NORDP

Additional Information:

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.  Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources.