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Employment Opportunities - Full-Time Grants and Contract Director

Full-Time Grants and Contract Director

Date Opened: 2022-06-24
Closing Date: Until Filled

Position Overview


This position is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and administering a comprehensive college-wide grants development program including coordination with the Luna Community College Foundation.

Essential Job Functions

• Coordinates the preparation of grant proposals with faculty, staff, and the LCC Foundation.
• Communicates with funding agencies, and oversees the administration of grant awards.
• Researches and identifies potential public and private grant funding sources for the College that are compatible with the mission, vision and goals of the institution.
• Develops and implements a system for the timely distribution of information on funding programs to appropriate faculty, staff and administration and develops an annual plan for submission of grant proposals.
• Researches grant topics to add depth to proposals; and prepares institutional background and capability statements, area information, and other narratives of a general nature for inclusion in grant proposals.
• Develops a close working relationship with public and private program offices, congressional offices, and federal reviewing and/or approving agencies.
• Maintains a central file of all proposals submitted by the College.
• Collaborates with the Business Office to initiate required federal/state/internal paperwork.
• Develops and/or reviews proposal budgets.
• Prepares correspondence accepting grants and confers with project directors in preparing correspondence amending grants.
• Monitors and prepares institutional responses as requested to federal and state legislation and regulations which impact educational funding.
• Confers with other institutions, agencies, or organizations in cooperative and/or consortia agreements related to grants.
• Conducts proposal development workshops for faculty, staff and other agencies as requested.
• Develops periodic reports on grant activity at the College for presentation to the Board of Trustees, college administration, and/or appropriate agencies/individuals.
• Publicizes grants information through print and electronic media.
• Maintains a resource development library that contains information on funding sources, research data, planning documents, etc.
• Maintains a grants data base to track grant submission and results.
• Develops and implements an effective grants management system to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations including internal dissemination of signed contracts, coordination of budget revisions, etc.
• Monitors regulations of funding agencies to ensure that all procedures required are in place.
• Administers the grants management process including internal coordination between project coordinators/directors and the Finance Office accountant; and communicates with appropriate federal/state/private funding agencies and personnel.
• Creates and continuously reviews and updates Grants Management Handbook.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, submit accurate documentation, and seek guidance when needed
• Teamwork: establish collaborative relationships with staff and volunteers, provide leadership when appropriate
• Receptive: accept feedback, take ownership of responsibilities, and identify areas of growth
• Interpersonal Skills: communicate clearly, seek solutions, and demonstrate flexibility
• Integrity: keep sensitive information confidential and adhere to personnel policies
• Initiative: bring questions to supervisor and seek opportunities for further development

Work Environment and Physical Factors

• Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The worker sits most of the time.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading and visual inspection.
• The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

Education, Experience and Licenses

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required.
• At least four (4) years of experience working in grant writing and related government contracts management is required or a combination of education and experience.
• Master’s Degree in related field is preferred.
• One to three years of experience providing direct customer service to students and or office support is required.
• Customer service or office support experience in higher education is preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Luna Community College management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application Process

Submit LCC application form, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment) to:

Luna Community College
Human Resources
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 454-2574
Fax: (505) 454-2520

Luna Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A pre-employment drug test may be required.

LCC Application for Employment