Two positions: Grants Development Officer, Broward College

Job Profile Summary

The Grants Development Officer, a key position within the Grants Development department, leads the pre-award grant activities for the College. Manages the grant application development process including completing grant applications, preparing supporting documents, developing budget justifications, developing logic models and project summaries, managing the centralized grants clearinghouse, and providing administrative support for grant submission. Serves as a liaison between the department, college administration, faculty and staff to ensure adherence to the college and external agency content guidelines and requirements.
Minimum Education:

  • Master’s degree.

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Eight years of experience in the grants field and/or proposal development experience including five years in management and three years in an education setting.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with various groups including senior administrators, staff, faculty, federal and state officials, and community stakeholders preferred.
  • Experience in program development and demonstrated experience in developing budgets preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Daily- 45%: Responsible for grant writing including, conducting and evaluating research, analyzing data, and working collaboratively with internal and external personnel to develop grant proposals that support the mission and goals of Broward College.
  • Weekly -10%: Performs technical, analytical and professional tasks with emphasis on the collection, interpretation, assessment of feasibility and alignment with BC’s strategic goals and initiatives, aggregation and evaluation of data, and the incorporation of data into proposals.
  • Weekly -10%: Collaborates with other members of the Office of Grants Development in a project-oriented, team environment to complete tasks and objectives of the office. Assists faculty and staff in directly accessing information concerning potential grant funding opportunities; fosters personal and professional development.
  • Weekly-10%: Develops and maintains all grant related activities with external and internal stakeholders including: Pre-Award: proposal adherence to internal institutional and external funder policies, procedures, and other requirements.
  • Weekly- 5%: Researches grant and resource opportunities through electronic and print materials that match Broward College initiatives and strategic goals, and makes referrals for departmental consideration.
  • Monthly -5%: Assists team in developing multi-media resource development and administration tools to facilitate grant seeking and administration. Provides implementation technical assistance if needed.
  • Monthly- 5%: Maintains knowledge of agencies, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations in the Broward Community. Participates in meetings and represents the department accordingly.
  • Other, as Needed- 5%: Responsible for people management of the area, including recommendation of staffing, hiring, termination and discipline, setting performance standards and evaluating staff, staff development and training, etc.
  • Other, as Needed- 5%: Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage the grant proposal development proposals from the concept to the submission
  • Ability to identify potential funding opportunities, interpret the guidelines, and develop strategies and programs to meet the needs of the College
  • Ability to prepare forms and proposals using standardized formats and software programs
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects at a time, while adhering to required internal and external policies and procedures
  • Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff.
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in all aspects of own and related areas of the College, and pertinent interdependencies
  • General understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Broward in particular, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences
  • Strong knowledge of College structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area
  • Strong managerial and team building skills, and demonstrated ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve area priorities
  • Ability to partner with others across the College and externally to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.
  • Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues
  • High personal motivation, organization and follow-up; teamwork orientated and collegial; collaborative style
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills


Leadership & Results Orientation

Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment for the vision, mission and core values of the College.  Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services.  Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.  Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results; compares work performance and outcomes against standards to achieve quality results; holds self and others accountable for achieving results and achieving a standard of excellence

Diversity and Inclusion

Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff

Teamwork & Collaboration

Promotes quality teams through the effective use of the organization’s performance management system (e.g. establishes performance standards, appraises staff accomplishments using developed standards, and takes action to reward and counsel as appropriate). Embraces and employs the diversity of individuals, cultures, values, ideas and communication styles in the achievement of common goals

Continuous Improvement & Quality Service Orientation

Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and divisional goal achievement.  Fosters and environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all of its members (students, faculty, staff, outside organizations, others you provide service to) while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility

Innovation and Creativity

Successfully implements creative ideas to move the organization, processes, and systems forward.  Introduces new concepts, models, practices and services that serve to improve the Colleges value in the community

Resource Management & Technology

Develops and implements the most emergent technologies for the unit utilizing methods and strategies that create environments that are flexible and responsive to the needs of local and national trends and the College’s mission.  Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Ensures the effective use of college resources, implements fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives