Grants Development Specialist, Indian River State College


There is an opening for Grants Development Specialist, Indian River State College (IRSC).
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals;
  • Communicating with project developers and partnering organizations;
  • Working independently and leading project teams through development and submission processes;
  • Working collaboratively with the IRSC Foundation staff;
  • Working closely with the Director of Grants Development to communicate regarding proposal development and funding activities;
  • Ensuring that content meets all proposal requirements;
  • Researching and identifying potential grant-funding opportunities;
  • Disseminating information about funding opportunities to College employees in alignment with IRSC’s mission and goals;
  • Coordinating with project directors to assure adherence to internal deadlines;
  • Interpreting grant/proposal guidelines;
  • Researching and retrieving current and pertinent information to support grant narratives;
  • Collecting data from Institutional Research, Reports, Virtual Campus, Enrollment Management, and reputable external sources;
  • Selecting appropriate data for use in grant applications;
  • Editing grant applications and supporting documents;
  • Submitting grant applications in coordination with the Director of Grants Development;
  • Communicating with the Grants Development Office to establish priorities and internal deadlines for grants development;
  • Submitting a weekly report identifying projects under development or under review;
  • Coordinating Treasure Coast Grant Writers Collaborative meetings and maintaining the database of its members;
  • Compiling monthly grants-related reports for submission to the District Board of Trustees via the Director of Grants Development and the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness;
  • Developing and maintaining a reference database which includes potential funders;
  • Tracking and monitoring post-programmatic reporting schedules to assure timely submissions by IRSC personnel;
  • Creating and conducting proposal/grant development training for employees;
  • Maintaining necessary registrations for grants-related portals;
  • Participating as an active and contributing member of the Institutional Effectiveness team;
  • Collaborating with the Director of Grants Development and the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness with special projects, as needed;
  • Participating in grant-related organizations;
  • Maintaining currency in the grants profession and with research tools;
  • Completing additional duties and assignments as requested by the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of four years of proven work experience in grants development;
  • Excellent writing and researching skills to include grant/technical writing experience;
  • Computer literacy including proficiency with grants portals and search engines, Microsoft Office products, public and proprietary research databases, and the Internet;
  • Excellent verbal, listening, analytical, and interpersonal skills to function as either a team leader or a member of a team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with IRSC personnel and external partners;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks on an ongoing basis while adhering to deadlines;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Exemplary ethical conduct.