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Grants Development Associate

Bunker Hill Community College
Job Title: Grants Development Associate
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Job Search Ends:
December 23rd, 2022
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  • Cateorgy: Professional Staff
  • Department: Grants
  • Posted: November 17, 2022
  • Closes: December 23, 2022 11:59 PM EST
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Ref. No: NUP (Non-Unit Professional)
  • Position ID: 155953

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American- and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. BHCC is also a Hispanic Serving Institution, defined as an institution that has an enrollment of full-time equivalent undergraduate students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. Approximately 560 international students who speak more than 75 languages attend BHCC from 80 countries.

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Job Description:

The Grants Development Associate is a newly-created position in the Grants Office. This collegial and fast-paced office consists of two front-line grant developers and a four-person Grants Management team.  The Associate will be an experienced grant developer who will report to the Associate Director of Grants Development and support the pre-award development and submission of State and federal proposals an assist with occasional private foundation proposals. The Associate's portfolio of responsibilities will be primarily focused on new, continuation, or renewal opportunities from the State of Massachusetts, but he/she/they will also support the development of large federal proposals. The Associate will also work with the Grants team to communicate Grants policies to faculty, staff, and administrators. Approximately 30% of the Associate's time will be spent managing the College's Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant.

The ideal candidate will provide assistance with grants, contracts, and other awards in support of a wide range of college projects, including: curricular initiatives, student scholarships, student support services, and other initiatives connected to BHCC's Strategic Plans: https://www.bhcc.edu/strategicplans/.

The Grants Development Associate will serve as a liaison among the Grants Office and:

  • College Administrators and their staff (the President, CFO, Provost and Associate Provosts, Deans, etc.)
  • College faculty
  • Grant coordinators/directors/grant leads (PIs) and their departments
  • The Business Office
  • The Institutional Research and Assessment Office
  • Integrated Marketing and Communications
  • The BHCC Foundation
  • External partners and funders

Examples of Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Grants Development, play a key role in writing and editing proposals, proposal budgets, and reports for responsiveness to Requests for Proposals. Ensures compliance with applicable federal, State, local, foundation and/or college policies and regulations;
  • Support faculty and staff in preparing proposal materials for submission, including but not limited to: writing and editing narrative sections of proposals; drafting project budgets; drafting work plans and timelines; completing proposal applications; drafting Memoranda of Understanding and letters of support;
  • Assist grant coordinators and directors with proposal development, reapplications, new awards, renewals, amendments, and reports;
  • In conjunction with the Grants Management Department, assist with financial reports and compliance;
  • Forecast future funding from existing and potential funders. Assess alignment with BHCC's Strategic Plan(s) and work with the Executive Director of Grants and Associate Director of Grants Development to prioritize the pursuit of grant proposals and projects that increase capacity in strategic areas;
  • Assist with proposal submission through the EdGrants portal of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as other grants portals, including Grants.gov and Research.gov.;
  • Perkins grant: Oversee all aspects of the Perkins grant, including drafting the annual proposal, facilitating the spending down of the grant budget, drafting and submitting grant reports, convening the internal Perkins advisory committee two-to-three times annually, attending Perkins grant-related convenings;
  • Support the Grants Development office, in coordination with grant coordinators, to develop sustainability plans for grant-funded projects after grant close-out;
  • Assist with updating College administration about grant opportunities, closings, and projections;
  • Conduct outreach to external program officers to clarify program requirements;
  • Assist with selection and implementation of a grants management database;
  • Attending Massachusetts Grant Developers' meetings and Grant Administration Council meetings and;
  • Perform special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.


  • Bachelor's degree and five years of grant writing and pre-award grants and/or foundation development experience, preferably at a higher education setting;
  • Proven success with grant submissions (to state and federal agencies and/or foundations);
  • Excellent proposal-writing skills;
  • Experienced with drafting proposal budgets;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-focused environment;
  • Evidence of relationship-building or project management skills;
  • Ability to learn and utilize grant administration database programs; and
  • Ability to relate to and understand the needs of a multicultural faculty, staff, and student population and to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or federal government pre-award grant development and post-award grant management;
Experience working at a community college; and
Experience working in a multicultural setting

Additional Information:

Salary: $70,000.00/yr.  A hybrid/remote work option will be available for this position.

Review Date: 12/23/22

Application Instructions:

Effective January 3, 2022, all Bunker Hill Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.


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