Academic Grant Writer

Department: 
Professional/Administrative Staff
Job Type: 
Staff
Campus: 
Wilmore, Kentucky
Deadline: 
Until Filled

Academic Grant Writer: New full-time position now available. The Academic Grant Writer supports the research and scholarship activities of the University’s academic units, faculty, student and partner agencies and organizations. The Academic Grant Writer will secure on-going grants for some non-academic areas as opportunity allows, to support the overall funding strategic plan of the University. This position will also have faculty status and reports to the Provost.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare proposals and grant applications

• Responsible and professional administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities

• Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including the cultivation of funding sources such as government, foundation, corporate and individual funders

• Act as liaison between funders and faculty principle investigators

• Serve as the primary liaison to all grant funding agencies and organizations

• Work collaboratively and proactively with faculty, schools and deans in order to generate funding program ideas, and keep the implementation of the grant and report process on time, on track and on schedule.

• Accept other duties as assigned

Education and Preferred Experience: Master’s degree preferred with at least 3-5 years of related experience in grant writing and contract administration. Superior oral, written communication and computer software skills (Microsoft Office, Access, PowerPoint, Excel). Ability to manage a data base of potential, current and past funding sources. Comprehensive knowledge of the research process and ability to distinguish appropriate funding opportunities for academic programs is essential. Previous experience with a proven track record of securing new funding opportunities. Quality work achieved within the context of time constraints and deadlines. Math and budgetary skills to calculate appropriate percentages for grant related areas such as commissions, interest, overhead, etc. Must be highly organized and enjoy both the writing side of the grant solicitation process and the project management side. Strong commitment to the unique contribution of a Christian Liberal Arts education to the needs of the culture and world. A committed and dynamic Christian faith is vital along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards and mission.

To apply please submit signed employment application, addendum with essay answers and resume to the Human Resources Office. The application and addendum are attached below.

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Posted : 7/15/2014 Deadline: Until filled