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Grants Manager

Mott Community College
Job Title: Grants Manager
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Job Search Ends:
April 10th, 2023
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Starting Salary Range Mid 60's to High 70's
Position Summary
Who we are:
Mott Community College is student-centered and mission-driven to ensure that all our students thrive and reach their fullest potential. As an institution, we are action-oriented and intentional in dismantling every systemic barrier that prevents the excellence of students from underrepresented communities.

As Mott Community College deepens its commitment to equity, it is of the highest priority that we focus our hiring process to seek individuals with the expertise to lead our institution in serving students from underrepresented communities. This is an opportunity for the college community to continue to act upon our values but more importantly for the empowering of our students' self efficacy, for cultivating a sense of belonging, and for the diversity of our entire student body being reflected in a position of power in the classroom.

This position provides leadership and direction to Mott Community College and its divisions and departments on the research of, application for, tracking and administration of grants funded by public entities (including local, state, and federal governments) and private grant-makers (including foundations and corporate giving programs).
The position will be responsible for ensuring an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire life cycle of all grant funds received by the College, from research, application, tracking, implementation, and to close-out. This entails preaward management, financial and programmatic monitoring and compliance, reviewing or producing relevant reports, and post-award management.
This position is part of the Office of Institutional Advancement and is expected to work closely and collaboratively with other functional areas within the Office of Institutional Advancement, which consist of Marketing & Communications and The Foundation for MCC. Additionally, this position is expected to work closely with internal stakeholders/grant directors across the campus community in developing and managing diverse grants opportunities. These departments include, but are not limited to; Academic Affairs divisions, Student Success Services departments, Mott Middle College, Workforce & Economic Development, Institutional Research, Purchasing, Accounting, Office of Physical Plant, and Human Resources.
Supervisory Responsibility:
Responsible for supervising the following positions in the Office of Institutional Advancement: One (1) Grant Development Specialist and up to five (5) external grant writers under contract with the College.
Minimum Requirements
Minimum Required Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, communications, English, public affairs, the social sciences, or a related field.
  2. Minimum of three years direct hands-on experience in researching, securing, managing, and reporting on grant funds from private and public sources (federal, state and/or local levels of government).
  3. Minimum of three years' experience supervising staff including providing daily oversight of work and evaluation of performance (can be concurrent with #2).
  4. Minimum of two years' experience in the area of grant compliance (can be concurrent with #2).
  5. Experience in grant research, development, oversight, tracking, and compliance need not be within a community college or higher education environment, but should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with a number of diverse community partners such as educational institutions, community-based organizations, businesses and government agencies.
  6. Experience facilitating group meetings for purposes of developing projects or initiatives.
  7. Strong communication skills including writing, analysis, and speaking.
  8. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and managing database software applications.
  9. Ability to exercise professional judgment to make sound recommendations.
  10. Able to understand and use on-line grants submission web-sites and modules.
  11. Ability to effectively interact with all levels of project/administrative staff/managers within a large institution to ensure successful grant program implementation and subsequent reporting.
  12. Able to effectively represent Mott Community College and the Office of Institutional Advancement to both internal and external constituencies.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
    1. Experience in fundraising outside of grant writing.
    2. Experience utilizing fund development, donor database software.


Unique Aspects of Job:
The ability to work across the various departments at the college, engage and solicit applicable community partners, and help others to take a concept and shape it into a fundable proposal are major aspects of this job.
Examples of Work Assignments:
  1. Assist a faculty or staff member in determining if their need can be developed into a fundable idea that fits within the strategic initiatives of the college.
  2. Identify and with work organizations that can become partners in grant opportunities that enhance our success in creating programs that act as a bridge between our community-based education and workforce development programs and our academic programs.
  3. Work with K-12 school systems to explore mutual grant opportunities.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Physical Requirements:
  1. Must be able to remain in a stationary position a large part of each day while participating in meetings and operating a computer.
  2. The person in this position frequently communicates with MCC employees and outside stakeholders who are seeking information and clarification. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  3. Moves about inside the office and within the campus to access files and office equipment as well as to attend meetings.
  4. Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a copy machine and computer printer.
Work Schedule
General Hours: 8AM to 5PM daily. Individual must have the flexibility and willingness to work beyond these hours including evenings and weekends when required by grant deadlines or to attend relevant meetings and functions including out-of-town travel for such.
Mott Community College recognizes that remote work can benefit the student, employee and College and will permit employee duties to be performed remotely when it is appropriate, reasonable and feasible based on the College's mission and priorities. MCC employees follow a well-defined remote work program. The opportunity for remote work is reviewed on a case by case basis and dependent on many factors including the nature of the job duties and person's suitability for remote work. All hybrid work opportunities are approved by the immediate supervisor and Executive member.

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