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Grants Development Executive Director

St. Petersburg College
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Grants Development Executive Director

Compensation: $98,763.47
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 4674
Formal review of applications begins: Feb 6, 2022
Department: GRANTS-DO
Location: EpiCenter

Key Position Information:
Position Summary:

The Executive Director of Grants Development provides collegewide leadership in planning, coordination, supervision, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive grant development program for the College in support of the College’s mission and vision.

The mission of the St. Petersburg College Grants Development department is to cultivate and align resources, partnerships and ideas in support of student success, the College and community. The Grants Development department submits an average of 25-30 grant and award applications per year resulting in an average of $15,000,000-$18,000,000 in new awards and the management of $20,000,000-$25,000,000 in grant funding each year.

This position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and will work across all divisions, departments and campuses to provide leadership, management and development of grant related activities.

  • Provides leadership and direction in managing all phases of grant development and implementation processes including formulation, recommendations, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provides leadership as the College liaison to federal and state funding agencies and local and national private funding sources for resource development.
  • Leads key personnel (Deans, Provosts, faculty, staff, etc.) in identifying, creating, and overseeing all grants programs and processes. Supervises workflow to ensure timely, efficient, and transparent processes and appropriate staffing for entire grant lifecycle.
  • Provides updates and key information related to grant opportunities and current grant status to executive leadership.
  • Develops the operational plans to meet short- and long-range program goals and objectives; interprets and applies organizational policies and procedures to assigned area

  • Develops and oversees multiple budgets and grants; allocates resources; reviews and approves justifications for budget items; directs the monitoring and control of expenditures
  • Monitors and analyzes funding opportunities to make strategic and informed decisions regarding proposal development efforts and makes recommendations for proposal development to College leadership.
  • Provides leadership, management and development of the Grants office personnel including the Grant Writer(s), Grant Manager(s) and Grant Support Specialist.
  • Oversees the implementation of the College’s Federal COVID Relief funding, including supervision of staff.
  • Serves as liaison with the College Foundation to coordinate information regarding grants from private funding sources.
  • Negotiates contracts for grant-funded projects with funding sources.
  • Provides leadership and direction in providing in-service education related to grant seeking knowledge and development, practice and programs to individuals involved in the grant seeking function on behalf of the College.
  • Coordinates development of assigned budgets and manages the resources as assigned and required by institutional priorities, rules and procedures.
  • Facilitates the implementation of technology in support of departmental operations.
  • Supervises, evaluates and makes recommendations for employment, reassignment and termination of assigned staff.
  • Participates in professional activities for the purpose of remaining current on trends and issues that relate to resource development and institutional advancement and college-wide leadership role.
  • Cooperates with other College staff to support institutional advancement (e.g. public relations, program areas, task forces and councils, etc.)


Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Five years of related experience. Professional experience in grants, program development, professional writing and/or program management preferred.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

  • The understanding of the full grant development process including grant assessment, writing, negotiation, implementation and evaluation.
  • The ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
  • The ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, brochures, lists, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, requisitions, etc., using prescribed format.
  • The ability to communicate with a broad array of individuals from various professional backgrounds.
  • The ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form; to acquire knowledge of topics related to occupation.
  • The ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, students, co-workers and supervisors.
  • The ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Position Summary:
This is the second of five levels in the Administrative Management series. The classification is responsible for directing the activities of an assigned administrative related department or program. Incumbents work in an administrative related department or function which enables the College to function fiscally, operationally, or administratively. Incumbents will develop strategies to accomplish goals, implement policies and procedures, and develop and monitor an assigned budget. This classification is different from previous class on the scope of responsibility.


Bachelor's degree in a related field to assigned area.


Five (5) years of management experience in assigned area. Some positions may require higher level of education.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

  • Management and leadership principles;
  • Strategic planning principles;
  • Public relations principles;
  • Budget administration principles;
  • Program management principles;
  • Marketing principles;
  • Negotiation and mediation techniques;
  • Grant and/or contract administration principles;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Advanced principles of assigned area of responsibility;
  • Computers and related software applications.

  • Monitoring and evaluating employees;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Analyzing and developing policies and procedures;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals;
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and understanding technical and statistical information;
  • Preparing and giving presentations;
  • Speaking in public;
  • Mediating and resolving conflicts and problems;
  • Managing multiple projects and programs simultaneously;
  • Writing technical procedures, policies, grants, contracts, and/or other related detailed materials;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency
Directs staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
Daily - 10%

Develops and oversees multiple budgets and grants; allocates resources; reviews and approves justifications for budget items; directs the monitoring and control of expenditures.
Daily - 20%

Develops the operational plans to meet short- and long-range program goals and objectives; interprets and applies organizational policies and procedures to assigned area.
Daily - 30%

Develops, oversees, and evaluates various programs and events; determines what programs to offer to meet strategic objectives by overseeing the content, marketing, and advertising publications.
Daily - 15%

Facilitates, leads, and/or participates in meetings, proceedings, and committees; represents the department at campus meetings and conferences; serves as a liaison between departments, external organizations, the general public, and other agencies.
Daily - 15%

Prepares and/or reviews reports, contracts, proposals and studies; makes recommendations on a wide variety of administrative or management policies.
Daily - 10%

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
As Required

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The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at
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