Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs and Research
Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic institution committed to
excellence through inclusiveness, invites applications for a
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs and Research. This
position is responsible for maintaining and growing the
infrastructure and building capacity to secure external funding
that supports strategic priorities for the University. The Office
of Sponsored Programs & Research is a cradle-to-grave operation
that includes engaging internal and external stakeholders, team
development, opportunity identification, analysis and
dissemination, grant writing (including a wide range of federal,
state, and local government agencies), and post-award compliance
1. Plan and implement strategies to generate financial support by
identifying, researching, cultivating, and soliciting
private/corporate foundations and federal and state funding
2. Lead the application process including establishing timelines,
identifying PIs, and coordinating submission materials.
3. Work with faculty in developing grant applications for
institutional strategic priorities and to support scholarly
4. Demonstrate strong knowledge and familiarity with NSF, USED,
PDE, and DEP.
5. Proactively research grant opportunities and reach out to
faculty and campus partners and support submitting of
6. Collect information, draft and/or edit all major proposals
submitted by the College.
7. Monitor the progress of approved applications and provide
communication to funding sources in the form of quarterly, annual,
and final reports.
8. Work collaboratively with the finance office to create and
manage grant budgets.
9. Write and manage institutional grants such as EDA, ARC, and
10. Manage the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and
11. Perform additional responsibilities as designated by the Vice
President for Advancement.
We offer flexible work hours and a generous benefits package for
- Retirement Plan (403b) with 7.5% company match after one year
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Paid vacation time plus 18 paid holidays
- Wellness programs
- Tuition benefit for yourself and eligible dependents
Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.
Education: Master’s Degree
Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in proposal/grant
writing; working with foundations, state/federal government, and/or
Skills: Must possess excellent oral and written communication.
Clear communications to outline deadlines and action steps to
internal stakeholders. Ability to engage and support faculty in
grant applications and reporting process. Must possess exceptional
writing skills, technical and non-technical, budget management, and
research skills. Ability to aggressively pursue financial
resources. Computer literacy, project management, and ability to
work proactively to create a wide scope of grant prospects. Ability
to manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines,
organizational and project management skills, confidentiality,
proactive in reaching out to faculty concerning grant
opportunities, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
UA VP's Office
To apply, visit https://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/10636