Director, Grants Development

Seminole State College
William Osborne
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Closing Date September 21, 2021 Position Type ADMIN Annual Salary is $78,985 to $85,264 and may be commensurate with experience and degree exceeding the required qualifications plus excellent benefits. Seminole State College offers an attractive benefits package including: employee health, dental and life insurance coverage; generous paid leave benefits including vacation and sick days; 9 annual paid holidays; paid leave during winter break & spring break and a four-day condensed workweek during the summer (may not be applicable to all departments); tuition reimbursement, and professional development opportunities.  In addition, employees participate in the Florida Retirement System and have several retirement options.  The College pays a percentage toward retirement, based on the employee’s selected plan. DESCRIPTION: The Director Grants Development, directs all activities associated with planning, pursuing, writing, securing, and managing external grant awards from public and private sources to advance institutional effectiveness, support academic initiatives, and ensure student success.  Provides leadership in the internal processes related to grants planning and serves as the College’s primary contact with grant funding agencies.  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Provides leadership in identifying opportunities and strategies to procure external grants funding congruent with institutional priorities and College-wide initiatives.  Recommends, prepares, and implements appropriate course of action regarding grant submissions to the District Board of Trustees. 2. Hires and supervises Grants Office personnel to ensure optimum grants procurement productivity, efficient operation of area, and compliance with internal and external grant seeking and management policies. 3. Writes and submits grant proposals to federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations. Assures high quality submissions by overseeing final editing and production processes for submitted grants. 4. Ensures grant funding compliance in relation to institutional policies, mission, goals, and priorities. Develops appropriate strategies to enhance proposals’ competitive position. Develops and secures approval of the annual action plan to pursue external grants funding and directs the execution.  5. Identifies and maintains strategic partnerships and strong relations with program officers, funding prospects and agencies, community, businesses, and other educational institutions and systems to leverage grant funding. 6. Develops annual budget and monitors the expenditures to support the area of responsibility as outlined in the annual strategic plan. 7. Closely collaborates with faculty, staff, administrators, and the Seminole State College Foundation to identify, plan, and develop grant funding strategies and requests. 8. Monitors the tracking of grants effectiveness measures with Institutional Research and the Business Services Office.  Develops reports outlining measurable outcomes of grant-funded initiatives. 9. Participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations and attends technical assistance workshops to remain current on grant funding opportunities, regulations, requirements, and procedures. 10. Serves on college, community and professional committees and boards as assigned. 11. Performs other duties as may be required or assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 2. Minimum five (5) years of proposal writing and grants management. 3. Minimum three (3) years of experience in writing federal, state, or private foundation grants for higher education. 4. Minimum five (5) years staff supervision experience. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master’s degree in related field. 2. Three (3) years of strategic planning experience. 3. Minimum five (5) years staff supervision experience in higher education. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 1. Excellent verbal, written, research, editing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.  2. The ability to articulate the college’s programs, services and activities to the community and appropriate agencies. 3. Extensive knowledge of grants development practices and demonstrated proficiency in the grants cultivation, request and solicitation processes; in grants identification; and in strategic planning. 4. High degree of critical thinking, independent judgment, initiative, organizational, and problem-solving skills. 5. Ability to lead and motivate others to achieve objectives. 6. Ability to successfully develop and manage relationships at all levels of an organization and influence stakeholders. 7. Strong negotiation skills. 8. Ability to create new and innovative solutions. 9. Ability to treat confidential information with sensitivity. 10. Ability to work in a team environment directing multiple complex projects and managing diverse staff assignments simultaneously. 11. Ability to work well and professionally under p