Cornell College is accepting applications for a full-time Grant
Writer. This position has a primary responsibility for cultivating
and soliciting selected corporate, governmental, and private
foundations as directed by the Provost and members of the Executive
Other responsibilities include:
- Identify, evaluate, cultivate, and solicit major philanthropic
commitments with highly competitive proposals to support the
mission and strategic goals of Cornell College. Monitor proposal
deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal
- Identify, evaluate, and lead the preparation of
highly-competitive proposals for major grants to government
entities (e.g., NSF, NIH, US DOE, FEMA) to support the mission and
strategic goals of Cornell College. Monitor proposal deadlines,
prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions.
- Maintain contact with corporate and foundation representatives
from the organizations that have supported the College in the past,
or may support the College in the future.
- Work with the Advancement office to coordinate and maintain
high-quality cultivation and stewardship processes for active
corporate and foundation donors.
- Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to
sustain successful partnerships and maintain eligibility for future
awards by writing and submitting all required reports for grants
and awards and maintaining detailed records of prospecting and
- Coordinate with the Grants and Compliance Manager and Business
and Enterprise Services as needed.
Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a
welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and
included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in
dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The
college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community
that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications
from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces
differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will
excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our
diversity statement here.)
About Cornell College
Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college
distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the
strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination
encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and
inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply
ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on
experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA
athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious
student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in
Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart
of the ICR Iowa region.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years in project
management and grant writing.
- Ability to manage large and complex projects in a college
- Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing, including
budget development for philanthropic, foundation, and
- Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills
with large groups as well as with individuals.
- Ability to maintain a high level of poise and
- Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a
diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner
with limited supervision.
- Demonstrated record of success in generating significant
commitments and awards from corporations, foundations, and
The position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a
cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three
references through Cornell's online application system.
Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages
applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with
Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires
satisfactory completion of a background check.