Lincoln University — Grants Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills or abilities associated with this position.

The Grants Coordinator position is an integral part of the Office of Grants & Sponsored Research. The coordinator will assist faculty and staff in successfully navigating the competitive grant process including: identifying sources of external funding from federal, state, and private agencies; manage grant development and submission; manage the pre- and post- award process; and provide grant workshops and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. This position reports to the Director of Grants & Sponsored Research. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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The Grant Coordinator duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents
  • Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing of each grant
  • Work with necessary staff to compile financials and data needed for proposals
  • Work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to identify funding needs and potential grant opportunities. 
  • Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.
  • Develops and maintains a proposal calendar,
  • Coordinate and follow-ups on the progress of submitted proposals
  • Ensure post-grant award process is followed, submit necessary reports for external and internal constituents, ensure funding is being used as directed in the grant
  • Perform other duties as assigned

40% Grant writing process: researching grant opportunities, writing high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents, and managing submittal process. 

30% Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to identify funding needs and potential grants; providing grant training and development to campus community. 

30% Post-grant process: Ensure post-grant award process is followed, submit necessary reports for external and internal constituents, ensure funding is being used as directed in the grant

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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Participates on University committees and accepts other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. 3 or more years grant-related experience, preferably in higher education or other non-profit organization. Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and managing complex processes. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
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  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be deadline orientated, flexible, and extremely organized
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel required

Employee Acknowledgement/ Date
Review of applications will begin immediately. 

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform and, should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of the job requirements.

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