Unclassified Employment Opportunities

Position: Director of Grants
Division: Advancement
Reports To: Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement

Position Summary
The role of the Director of Grants is to identify grant opportunities for the College, review solicitations for grant proposals, and complete grant submissions for federal, state, local, and foundation grants.

Demonstrated Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The ideal candidate must have the ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students, employees, and our local community, one in which every individual feels respected and valued. The Director of Grants must demonstrate cultural humility and the ability to work in a college community with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities and veterans.

Education and Experience Required

  • Earned Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, Non-Profit Management or related field.
  • Experience writing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Experience in grant fund management.


  • Master’s degree is preferred in Education, Business, Non-Profit Management or related field.
  • Prior experience working directly with non-profit boards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies grant opportunities, reviews solicitations for grant proposals, and completes grant submissions for federal, state, local, and foundation grants. Develops short- and long-term list of programs to which NCC will apply for grants; organizes, leads, and manages grant writing teams in fully developing proposals (including narrative and budget development) ensuring that grants meet published criteria, effectively represent college intentions, and attract funder interests. Analyzes funding entity program guidelines and regulations to determine NCC's eligibility and fit with the college's mission; notifies college leadership and key staff/faculty whenever appropriate grants might be available.
  • Monitors interventions and programs funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines and support audit readiness. Evaluates the financial administration of grant programs, including preparation and timely submission of grant applications and reports, development and adjustment of associated budget, coordination of budgeted funds, screening requests for expenditures, and ensuring the timely spending of funds.
  • Builds relationships and maintains communication with internal and external grant contacts. Serves as point of contact for federal and state program officers, local grant partners, and funding agencies.
  • Attends technical assistance workshops, webinars, and bidders’ conferences for grant projects and participates in professional organizations and trainings that are relevant for grant development staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven and demonstrated ability to identify grant opportunities and develop grant proposals.
  • Experience in a nonprofit or education environment leading and organizing initiatives.
  • Experience working directly with non-profit boards.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and records maintenance.
  • Exceptional written, speaking, listening, and presenting skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
  • Exceptional skills in communications and interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to forge successful relationships and partnerships.
  • Skilled decision-maker, with transparency in decision-making and management.

Application Process
To apply, send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts if applicable, and contact information for three professional references to: resumes@nunez.edu (put Director of Grants in the subject line)

The committee will begin the review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Wednesday, March 16, 2022 receiving priority consideration.

All applications are confidential, and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

It is the policy of Nunez Community College not to discriminate based on sex, creed, color, race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and other Federal and State anti- discrimination laws.

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded for review.