Support College needs by researching, preparing, and submitting compelling proposals to external funding sources that that help achieve College goals. Develop and nurture cooperative working relationships with funding entities. Work with units across the College to assess needs, develop strategies for applications, and provide assistance to faculty and staff.
Development and Grant Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Administrative Services, who reports to the President of the College.
Qualifications for Position
Required: • Bachelor’s degree in related field • Ability to translate College priorities into proposals or donor solicitations that have a high probability of external funding • Knowledge of grant and proposal writing, research methods, and funding sources • Experience that demonstrates ability to organize time, give attention to detail, execute careful planning and follow-up, and innovate • High level of professionalism, collaboration talents, and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the College, motivate faculty and staff to pursue funding opportunities, and develop effective external networks • Excellent written and oral communication skills to produce quality documents and presentations • Ability to collect information communication, questioning, and interviewing techniques. • Flexibility, including willingness to learn new skills and assume additional responsibilities
Preferred: • Master’s degree in related field • 3 years of experience in successful private, corporate, or government grant applications
Source and research funding opportunities including new and non-traditional sources of funds
Work with units across College to assess needs, develop strategies for applications, and provide assistance to faculty and staff
Prepare components of funding submissions, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with funding agency requirements
Ensure narratives are accurate and convey quantitative and qualitative impact and outcomes
Provide funding opportunity information to faculty and staff including strategies for submission, timelines, and other pertinent material
Develop and nurture relationships with representatives from other colleges, school districts, higher education organizations, professional associations, Illinois Community College Board, legislators, corporate and private foundations, etc.
Monitor after award to ensure administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are followed to maintain conformity to the funded application; coordinate financial oversight issues with the Grant Accountant
Maintain a master calendar of funding and prospects and a reference library for all associated files and correspondence including opportunities not pursued, submissions, awards, statistical information, funding agency requirements, investigator/review profiles, and other pertinent material
Maintain current knowledge of grant policies, regulations, and procedures; disseminate and present changes to appropriate personnel and advise on the implementation of changes
• Makes necessary presentations to College faculty and staff; local, state or federal officials concerning College priorities and resource development strategies • Serve on committees, attend professional meetings, and provide consultative services within the College as necessary. • Complete other related duties as assigned.
This position may manage the work of consultants or others. Additionally, this position leads the work of staff outside the department who are assigned to a specific application.
This position will work closely with the Director of Institutional Research and Planning, Grant Accountant, and other College employees. Employee is expected to work independently and with a minimum amount of supervision.
Employee is expected to follow all local, State, and Federal laws and adhere to and promote College’s core values of compassion, respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility.
Employee has daily contact with College employees and frequent contact with external agencies.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Works in a standard office environment with many deadlines. Must be able to be mobile and stationary throughout the workday, have the ability to transport 20 pounds and be able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office. Occasional travel to education centers, professional development sites, or other locations. Minimal travel out-of-district is required. Occasional evening and weekend hours.
Full-time, Professional/Managerial position, eligible for fringe benefits. Salary range is $48,000 to $60,000 per year. Position will coordinate the College’s efforts to obtain grant funding. Essential functions include ability to identify funding opportunities and develop viable proposals for external funding of initiatives which address educational priorities and goals. Position will work with units across the College to assess needs, develop strategies for applications, and provide technical assistance to faculty and staff.
Position is responsible for preparing and compiling components of grant submissions ensuring that proposal is submitted in accordance with granting agency requirement. Position provides grant opportunity information to faculty and staff including strategies for submission and preparation of proposals and budgets. Establish networks with representatives from other colleges, school districts, and funding sources including but not limited to industry groups, higher education organizations, professional associations, Illinois Community College Board, area legislators, foundations, etc.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred along with 3 years of experience in successful private, corporate, or government grant applications. Candidate must have knowledge of planning, curriculum, evaluation, grant writing, research methods, and potential funding sources. Requires ability to translate College priorities into proposals that have a high probability of external funding. Position requires high level of professionalism, collaboration talents, and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the College, motivate faculty and staff to pursue funding opportunities, and develop effective external networks. Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and have strong time management skills. Occasional evening and weekend hours to execute functions in a timely and professional manner. All applicants being considered for hire will be required to submit to a pre-employment background investigation, including a criminal record check.
To receive consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter describing how qualifications meet the position criteria, along with a resume, copy of transcripts, official Kaskaskia College Employment Application, online at www.kaskaskia.edu/hr.
RE: Development and Grant Coordinator AS51921
27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801
As an AA/EEO employer Kaskaskia College is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College. A full job description is available at www.kaskaskia.edu/hr.
VACATION LEAVE 1.83 days per month, for a total of 22 days per fiscal year. For grant-funded employees, vacation time must be used in the year that it is earned.
SICK LEAVE 12 days per fiscal year
PERSONAL LEAVE 3 days per fiscal year
PAID HOLIDAYS Minimum of 13 paid holidays per year
HEALTH INSURANCE is effective the first day of the month after hire date and includes comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage.
Rates effective 9/1/20: $178.00 per month employee only coverage $290.00 per month employee plus one $335.00 per month employee plus family
Provider is Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois.
LIFE INSURANCE is provided by the College and is effective the first day of the month after hire date. The benefit amount is equal to annual salary. Additional voluntary insurance is available at employee’s expense.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT and 403(b) PLANS are also available.
The State Universities Retirement System requires that 8% of an employee’s monthly gross pay is deducted for individual retirement purposes.
It is also required that .5% of an employee’s monthly gross pay be deducted to fund the College Insurance Plan for Community College Retirees.
TUITION WAIVERS are available for staff and family. CHILD CARE DISCOUNT available.