Grants Writer (Grants & Economic Development) - District
Department: Grants & Econ Dev (D) Position Type: Support Staff (Classified / Confidential) College/Campus: District Employment Type: Full-Time Position Length: 12-month Salary Range: Grade R Salary Amount: $8,420 - $10,249 Salary Type: Monthly Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No
Under the supervision of the area Director, conducts grant-related research, composes grant proposals; and develops budgets for grant-, contract-, and District-funded projects.
EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a reasonably related field is required. A master's degree in a reasonably related field is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least two years of experience directly related to developing and writing grant proposals (including budget development) for an educational institution is required.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Project management skills; federal, state and foundational funding sources; methodologies for researching available funding opportunities and data supporting projects; emphases and trends in funding; grant writing principles; evaluation design; math and writing skills (English composition, grammar and syntax); commonly used word processing and electronic spreadsheet software programs.
ABILITY TO: Understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; work effectively with faculty, administrators, staff, and representatives from outside organizations; manage multiple priorities and work with short deadlines.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.
CONTACTS: Co-workers, staff, faculty, governmental agencies, and partnership institutions.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Fast-paced office environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: 1. Prepares and writes grant proposals. 2. Edits and proofreads drafts; revises to fit grant proposal guidelines. 3. Works with project directors, faculty, staff, and administrators to develop new proposal program content; create and present compelling and innovative project ideas. 4. Researches and analyzes grant funding opportunities through grant databases (IRIS, eCivis, NSF Fastlane, foundations, etc.) for district and college initiatives. Also conducts specialized searches for specific funding opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators of the district and colleges. 5. Works with grant specialist in development of proposal budgets and budget narratives. 6. Works with Director and Associate Director in resource development based on district and campus initiatives. 7. Independently leads and facilitates the process for faculty, staff, administrators and district and college partners to develop program components for grant proposals. 8. Through continued study and research, maintains an understanding of current ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position. 9. Keeps abreast of current rules, regulations, and forms for multiple funding agencies; disseminates information with Department and project development teams. 10. Via college and district staff, faculty, and administrators, develops strategies to link college priorities to funding opportunity guidelines and requirements. 11. Completes, uploads, submits and/or checks status of documents on electronic databases, such as grants.gov and NSF's Fastlane. 12. Completes, checks, packages, and sends hardcopy grants to governmental agencies; ensures on-time delivery. 13. Attends and/or conducts informational presentations and/or meetings. 14. Independently determines and conducts research to obtain necessary grant-related information and data. 15. Coordinate processes and activities involved in preparing a proposal for submission, noting education and timing issues (coordination with other units, departments, etc.) 16. Communicates with RCCD faculty and staff, institutional partners and funding agency contacts as needed. 17. Acts as a proposal liaison and conduit between district, colleges, the public, and institutional partners and contacts (including but not limited to other colleges and universities, funding agency contacts, governmental organizations, private foundations, and other miscellaneous organizations). 18. Establishes proposal component/timelines and deadlines and coordinates and completes all necessary activities for completion by proposal due date. 19. Prepares and completes forms required for RCCD proposal processes; composes letters of support or commitment for proposals; routes letters and forms for administrator signature(s). 20. Creates handouts and prepares materials for meetings. 21. Provides technical assistance with grants and grant processes. 22. Participates in District-provided in-service training programs. 23. Maintains a friendly, supportive atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and the public. 24. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SALARY: Salary grades consist of nine steps. A new employee is normally placed on Step 1 of the grade. Changes in step placement take place on the first day of the first month following the anniversary date of attaining permanent classified employee status until the maximum of the grade is reached.
HOLIDAYS: There are 13 holidays observed each year. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.
VACATION: Employees are granted 12 days of vacation per year through the first five years of service to the District; 15 days after completion of five continuous years of service to the District; 20 days after completion of ten continuous years of service to the District; and 22 days after completion of 15 continuous years of service to the District. This computation is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.
SICK LEAVE: One day of sick leave for each month of service is granted. This is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months. There is no limit to the number of days of sick leave which may be accrued.
FRINGE BENEFITS: The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents. Those employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months will receive a pro-rata share of the benefit package. The dollar value of the package is a subject of negotiation between the District and the Bargaining Unit.
The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.
All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039. Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Other Document Other Transcript Other Document: Other Document: Applicant will provide a Writing Sample with application Optional Applicant Documents: Letter of Recommendation 1 Letter of Recommendation 2 Letter of Recommendation 3 Doctorate Transcript Masters or Equivalent Transcript Other Document: Effective Employment Date: Anticipated Start Date: January or February 2024 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Special Comments: ***** IMPORTANT NOTICES: **First review of applications is December 14th and every two weeks thereafter, until the positions are filled.*** *It is anticipated that interviews will occur sometime during the 3rd or 4th week of January. Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the status of your application.
****** * An electronic, RCCD on-line application must be completed to be considered. All portions of the application must be entirely filled out with all information qualifying an applicant for the position. Listing 'see resume' or a similar statement is not acceptable. Only information on the official RCCD application (not resumes) will be considered to determine whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements for the position for which he/she is applying.
* All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
* An application will not be considered complete unless ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.
* Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be submitted electronically with the online application.
* Letters of reference, IF REQUIRED, must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.
* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance. Application Types Accepted: Classified/Management/Confidential Application
The Riverside Community College District through its three colleges—Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College supported by the District Office—serves and enriches its diverse communities by offering certificates, degrees, and transfer programs that help students achieve their educational and career goals.Working for Riverside Community College District is an opportunity and a privilege. It is an opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways to ensure student success for those who are here for their personal development and education. We all contribute in some way, shape, or form to that District priority. We all h?ave the privilege to contribute in an environment that values the qualities of inclusiveness, diversity, and hard work. Diversity and Human Resources is a department of primacy in the organization and strives to assure that its people have the tools, resources, and qualities to serve stakeholders at all levels.We balance service and regulatory requirements with a goal to help RCCD provide a safe and discriminatory free work environment for all. We assure to the community that our environment is fair, open, legally compliant, and customer friendly.