POSITION TITLE: Grant Writer
WORK LOCATION: Hybrid (Preferred)
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Advancement
FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Full Benefits
SALARY: $100,000 - $125,000/annual
Under the direction of the Vice President for Advancement, leads, plans, organizes, and conducts grant proposal activities; develops grant proposals and fundraising strategies for various departments; serves as a resource in the areas of grants development, grants administration, and grant support for special events.
- Conducts research to help identify viable grant opportunities for each project.
- Prepares and compiles all materials for each grant submission and ensures that the proposal is formatted, organized, and submitted in accordance with established requirements and guidelines.
- Assembles and writes clear, compelling content and narrative for grant requests or proposals.
- Proven ability to lead teams/individuals in developing projects and initiatives
- Collaborates with VP for Advancement and/or various university personnel to ensure grant applications accurately reflect program activities, deliverables, and outcomes.
- Communicates with current and prospective funding organizations regarding new grant opportunities, the status of grant applications, and other items as appropriate.
- Tracks and maintains knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations for various funding programs.
- Provides guidance and leadership by evaluating and making suggestions for improvements in grant proposals.
- Researches and utilizes data to support grant proposals and reports.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
- Excellent organizational skills, customer service skills for providing technical assistance, and attention to detail
- Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
- Strong knowledge of public or private grant funding programs or agencies, especially experience navigating state and federal grant programs
- Ability to understand and create the complex processes needed to approve, implement and report on grants
- Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in fundraising, development, community relations, or related field
- Excellent research, written, and verbal communication skills
- Experience working with a diverse population, including staff or faculty
- Excellent communication, financial, and research skills
- Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Demonstrated success in writing grant proposals
- Demonstrated experience researching and securing grant funding across various subject areas
- Experience in proposal development, grant writing, and concept development in a university grant development setting, including experience with major public and private agencies
- Bachelor’s degree in education, business, public administration, social science, English, or a related field
** NDNU is not offering or paying for any relocation expenses. Upon hire, the applicant must be legally authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship for employment or verification of a student visa.**