GRANT WRITING & DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (Fractional or
Number of Vacancies
32 - Provost & VP Academic Affairs
H6614-Center Urban Studies
Starting Date: Spring 2022
Salary: $50,000 - $65,000 depending on education and
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Works with management to develop funding strategies and grants for
new and existing projects. Works with designated program directors
and staff to write grant proposals for new and existing programs
and writes program reports to existing funders, project leader(s)
for proposals, and tracks due dates for all grants and
Perform research on foundations, non-profit corporations, and
government agencies to evaluate prospective grants; identify grant
opportunities online and through other sources.
Collaborate with directors and senior researchers in identifying
fundraising needs and priorities; develop fundraising plans and
strategies; establish realistic and achievable timelines; remain
current with fundraising trends and serve as a resource on
successful development activities, techniques, and methods.
Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to
prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations,
non-profit corporations, and government agencies.
Assume primary responsibility for development and execution of
proposals; write and archive proposals with a long-term
relationship-management approach. Negotiate and navigate internal
university system including Sponsored Program Administration, the
Development Office, and other relevant units.
Coordinate the completion of grant proposals, including, but not
limited to, budgeting, adding supportive documentation, and writing
portions of a grant as needed.
Maintain proposal calendar, including cultivation activities and
reports to ensure that all applications and reporting deadlines are
Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development
High energy and passion for the Center's mission is
Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, business
administration, or related field; Masters degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in a
nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development
function (identifying and evaluating potential funding
opportunities and relationships) and grant writing; in higher
education highly preferred. Reasonable knowledge of University
policies and procedures, including budgeting. Proven track record
in securing new funding opportunities.
RESEARCH: Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for
fundraising prospect research. comprehensive knowledge of research,
and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities
for special programs.
ORGANIZATIONAL: Flexible and adaptable style; a professional and
resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team
player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and
projects at a time.
INITIATIVE: Ability to work both independently without close
oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with
others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the
WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS: Outstanding written communication skills
and editing skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate,
and persuasive proposals.
TIME MANAGEMENT: Ability to manage several projects simultaneously,
prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective
deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills.
ANALYTICAL: Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex
information effectively in professionally prepared documents or
presentations. Must possess a demonstrated attention to detail in
order to achieve a high degree of accuracy.
COMPUTER: Proficient in the use of complex administrative systems
software, preferably in the higher education environment.
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and
Full or Fractional Time
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management
Duration of Posting
Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
None (New Posting)
Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered
employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal
history check, before starting to work. If you are offered
employment, the University will inform you if a background check is
Instructions for submitting your application:
submit application via WSU's Online Hiring System
Represented Position Message
Salary (Hire Max)
Salary: $50,000 - $65,000
Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for
Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible
Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant
funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a
reduction of force.