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PT Grant Researcher/Writer, Grants Development

North Shore Community College
Job Title: PT Grant Researcher/Writer, Grants Development
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November 10th, 2019
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Part-time Grant Researcher/Writer, Grants Development

Non-benefited position, up to 20 hours per week

Danvers Campus


Under the direction of the Director of Grant Development and Management, the Grant Researcher & Writer will be responsible for researching funding source information and the development, writing, editing and submission of grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government agencies (state and federal). Additional responsibilities will include: preparing proposal budgets and budget revisions; supporting the grant management process; and assisting in other activities that support the grant office.



  1. Researches and identifies potential grant funding sources from state, federal and private funders that reflect college priorities as articulated in the MA DHE Equity Agenda, NSCC strategic plan and the NSCC Grants Development Process.
  2. Researches and identifies data and studies to support grant proposal development and submission
  3. Identify, compile and integrate national best practices and student success initiatives into project activities and programmatic objectives.
  4. Maintain proactive communication with state, federal and private foundation sources to inform the college of trends, issues, and opportunities relevant to community colleges.
  5. Work with supervisor to evaluate grant opportunities according to established NSCC grants rubric, prepare RFP summaries and communicate opportunities to key stakeholders.
  6. Performs other related duties as needed.

Proposal Development and Submission

  1. Assists in the design of an annual grant development plan based on NSCC's strategic priorities and potential funding sources.
  2. Coordinates and facilitates internal and external working groups involved in proposal/program design; external groups may include representatives from schools, state and community agencies, employers, and workforce development agencies in accordance with established grants development and management process
  3. Keeps updated on changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  4. Writes, edits, and submits grant proposals that include needs analysis, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation strategies, timelines, budget and supporting data.
  5. Manages and assembles all materials for grant submissions including, but not limited to, proposal forms, concept papers, budgets, letters of support, and memorandum of agreement.
  6. Develops in conjunction with the budget office, accurate budgets and financial plans/documentation.
  7. Coordinates the timely execution of grant submissions.
  8. Ensures each project or program meets all proposal conditions and requirements.
  9. Keeps detailed records of deadlines and application status.
  10. Performs other related duties as needed.

REPORTS TO: Director of Grants Development and Management


  • Bachelor's degree; Master's preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a primary writer and editor in development of federal, state, and private grant applications for higher education or community-based organizations as evidenced by writing portfolio and history of funding success.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; must possess excellent editing skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and confidential work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple high-priority tasks and responsibilities to meet established deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and ability to research grants electronically and through print sources.
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, MS Excel, MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, database management, data search tools and grants management software.
  • Understanding and some experience with grant management/administration support.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the external community, including governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations relating to higher education and grant-funded projects.
  • Experience and proficiency in leading diverse work teams comprised of internal and external representatives and in facilitating meetings.
  • Experience working in a public higher education, preferably a community college.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
  • Project Management experience a plus.

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SALARY:  $30.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per week, non-benefited position.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the qualifications of the position to http://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=116657

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