Grants Manager

Franklin & Marshall College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.

Job Description:

The Office of College Grants (OCG) at Franklin & Marshall College seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to actively engage with faculty in finding and navigating funding opportunities, developing successful proposals and budgets and providing expertise in compliance and interface with granting and government agencies. The OCG supports the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty, students, and staff through external and internal funding opportunities, maintaining a strong faculty grants portfolio that includes sponsored research from the NSF, NIH, NEH, American Chemical Society, among others. Join our newly reorganized office as we work to expand this portfolio and develop creative ideas for engaging all our faculty, at all career stages, in fellowship and grant opportunities.

  • 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.
  • Monitor faculty grant administration and lead efforts to establish effective and compliant policies and procedures for faculty grants. Serve as grants compliance liaison between the OCG and other fiscal compliance stakeholders at the College and external funding agencies and provide 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.
  • Collaborate with  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.

Learn more about the Office of College Grants.

 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,  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.


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 grants management at a college or university
  • Bachelor's degree required in any discipline 
  • Advanced written and verbal communications skills
  • Expert ability to manage, coordinate and administer projects and resources
  • Preferred certifications in any of the following: NCURA, CRA, GPC, NORDP

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

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 at (717) 358-3995.  Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via this online process. We regret we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted via mail, email, or fax.  As you are submitting your application via this online process, please ensure that you provide an accurate email address. You will then receive an acknowledgment indicating that your application materials have been received.