Heartland Community College — Director, Grants

We seek applicants for a full-time position to lead comprehensive grant functions for the College. The Director will oversee grant lifecycles, including researching potential funding opportunities, preparing and writing grant applications, and supporting principal investigators with post-award compliance. The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing administrative standards, procedures, and related best practices to facilitate successful outcomes for grant initiatives.

This position will report to the Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and supervise grants office staff
  • In consultation with other College administrators, make decisions about which grants opportunities to pursue
  • Lead teams and communications for grant planning and submission development purposes, including internal and external stakeholders as appropriate
  • Oversee post-award responsibilities including fiscal monitoring, project management, reporting, and ensuring compliance with College and grantor requirements
  • Provide ongoing support to staff for annually awarded grants and serve as a resource to employees looking to pursue grant funding options
  • Develop and deliver trainings and workshops

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years’ related professional experience in grants, including a combination of experience in writing, research, fundraising, and project management

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees
  • Record of success in being awarded federal, state, and foundation grants and experience with grant management and/or post-award compliance
  • Strong skills in data collection and research, complex project management, problem solving, and technology usage
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills, with ability to communicate complex information clearly, professionally, and succinctly to a variety of audiences and through multiple modalities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees
  • Record of success in being awarded federal, state, and foundation grants and experience with grant management and/or post-award compliance
  • Strong skills in data collection and research, complex project management, problem solving, and technology usage
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills, with ability to communicate complex information clearly, professionally, and succinctly to a variety of audiences and through multiple modalities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

Please upload the following documents at time of applying: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume or curriculum vitae 
  • Response to the following prompt: 
    • How would you contribute to Heartland Community College’s commitment to advancing a culture of diversity and inclusion, fostering a welcoming, affirming and equitable environment, and enhancing student success? 
      • Your response should include: a personal and/or professional statement of values related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); examples of past EDI efforts that demonstrate your individual actions; and your future plans towards supporting our college commitment.

About HCC
Heartland is an open-enrollment, comprehensive community college with three regional campuses in Normal, Lincoln, and Pontiac, Illinois. Heartland’s Normal campus sits on an impressive 250 acres and boasts state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities to enable learning and operations for just under 5,000 credit students and nearly 13,000 non-credit students. A talented and committed faculty and staff offer more than 50 programs of study and provide a supportive, values-based environment to help students get the most out of their college experience. With a total annual budget of more than $70 million, Heartland is also home to a commercial grade wind turbine and Illinois’ first state-funded LEED-certified green building, as well as Sustainable Energy Systems degree and certificate programs.

About the Bloomington-Normal Community
Bloomington-Normal (BN) is a vibrant community offering a high quality of life. BN is located in Central Illinois, midway between Chicago and St. Louis. It boasts one of the youngest, most educated and talented workforces in the Midwest. One of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois, BN has been named “one of the best” for families, singles and businesses by the Milken Institute. In addition to Heartland Community College, BN is the home of Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College-Normal. According to Business Insider, BN ranks in the top 10 Top College Towns thanks to the quality of life and professional opportunities for students.BN sits in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the local economy is diverse. It includes corporate headquarters for State Farm Insurance, COUNTRY Financial, Afni, Growmark, BEER NUTS, Biaggi’s, and Destihl Brewing. BN has a variety of manufacturers including Rivian Motors, Brandt Industries, Bridgestone Americas and Ferrero Candy Company. The area boasts an excellent transportation network with access from Interstates 39, 55 and 74, as well as daily Amtrak service and flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

For full description and to apply:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/heartland/jobs/3278856/director-grants

HCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution

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