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Director of Grants

Apply now Job no: 495464
Work type: Staff
Location: Corporate College
Categories: Grants, Workforce Solutions, Leadership, Other

Title: Director of Grants

Employee Classification: Administrative -Full time 

Department: Institutional Development

Salary Range:  83,606.00

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents.  Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Performs duties necessary to secure external grant funding for the College. Provides direction and leadership districtwide in the acquisition and implementation of grants solicited from federal, state, and local public agencies and appropriate private foundations. Works collaboratively with the STLCC Foundation in securing grants from foundations and corporations. Provides oversight for pre-award activities and post-award compliance; analyzes funding trends and patterns and legislation related to external
funding; works with College leadership in cultivating relationships with funders at the national level; and aligns grant acquisition with the College's strategic initiatives

What you'll do:

  • Actively seeks, identifies, and recognizes viable funding opportunities and sources that support college strategic initiatives.
  • Oversees and assists project directors, faculty and staff with all phases of grants.
  • Oversees the writing and submission of all grant proposals; stays current with grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  • Manages all staff in the grants office and the departmental budget. Researches, interprets, and disseminates information on federal, state, and private funding sources.
  • Develops and maintains processes to monitor grant compliance.
  • Provides a full spectrum of training and technical assistance to faculty and staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants.
  • Works collaboratively with Institutional Research and Planning to plan, coordinate, and execute the gathering of information needed for proposals, reports, and evaluations of grants.
  • Serves as a liaison with funding source program and control officers; resource developers at the local, state, and national levels; community organizations; and regional education and business partners.
  • Supervises dissemination of information about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information.
  • Creates, designs, and implements processes and procedures related to grants management and proposal development.
  • Manages external grant writers hired to develop proposals for the college as necessary.
  • Provides information to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees on all external publicly-funded projects and programs.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

Master's degree or Bachelor's with equivalent experience in grant writing an/or
managing grant-funded programs or restrictive funding programs and projects
and at least seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience beyond degree

Preferred Qualifications:


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