Human Resources seeks candidates for a Grant Writer position in the Office of Sponsored Projects. This position reports to the Sponsored Projects Coordinator/Grant Facilitator. Approximately 25% of grant preparation and development time will be directed toward Sunflower Music Festival, 25% toward the Mulvane Art Museum, and 50% toward Grant Office activities.
Preparation and Development:
• Working independently or with faculty and staff as appropriate, conduct research to identify funding sources and grant opportunities that will benefit University programs. Assist with survey development for use in identifying faculty training needs, measuring grant outcomes, conducting research, etc.
• Develop, write, assist with and/or edit grant applications and ensure information is clear, complete, and appropriate for the grant.
• Develop Community partner and Inter-agency targeted projects with Sunflower Music Festival, Mulvane, and other University focus areas to strengthen funding partnerships.
• Assemble/provide information for grant applications to ensure complete, accurate and timely information is provided to support grant proposals.
• Advise faculty and staff of appropriate processes and procedures to ensure that projects are consistent with the University’s mission and priorities.
• Work with University departments and personnel to foster grant interests and ideas and to promote faculty/staff involvement with grant activities and proposal development.
• Work with program managers to clarify details, verify needs and expectations of funding agencies and relay information to grant applicants.
• Coordinate or provide training to help faculty and staff become more proficient in grant-related research and proposal development.
Implementation and Management:
• Review grant award documents, regulations, and requirements to identify/confirm implementation, tracking and reporting requirements and assist receiving departments with establishing processes that meet grant requirements.
• Develop and employ standardized reporting, budgeting, and operational formats and procedures according to grant programs or as directed to facilitate and unify internal grant management activities.
• Schedule and track progress reporting requirements and monitor activities, timelines and communication of continuation proposals to ensure reporting and communication activities are completed in accordance with grant requirements.
• Monitor post-award projects to ensure their compliance with grant requirements.
• Log and update information on projects and proposals, grant awards, funding opportunities and faculty/staff research and professional interests to track grant activity, and for reference and reporting purposes when information is needed.
• Review/update grant office forms and templates as needed to ensure all appropriate information is captured and maintained for vendor needs.
• Develop/update content and work with ITS to update the grants office webpage as needed to ensure information is accurate and timely.
• Provide information and final reports for distribution to program/grant constituencies to assist with Program Review post award notifications.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree. Experience in sponsored programs, grant seeking, and writing. Demonstrated success in writing successful grant applications, and ability to work collaboratively and independently, and interact with others in a professional manner. Proficiency using computer systems and software including e-mail; Internet; and Microsoft Office programs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with sources of corporate and foundation grant support and standard research practices and materials. Ability to work effectively within specific time constraints.
PREFERRED: Master’s degree. Experience in higher education. Experience working in an arts-related field. Experience writing successful fine arts grant applications. Proficiency in research, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data.
Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement for Administrative Positions, copy of official college transcript(s), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to email@example.com or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Review of applications will begin August 19, 2013, and continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified. Salary is upper $30K to $40K commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits package. Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
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