Grant Writer
Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a full-time position (260 days) located in the Administrative Offices of Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville. Primary responsibilities are to secure grants and contracts from external, public, and private sources to enhance and extend the educational and support services of the college. APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE EXPECTED TO SUBMIT A PORTFOLIO OF WRITTEN GRANT PROPOSALS FOR WHICH THEY HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT.

CLASSIFICATION: Professional Support B
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development Office
REPORT TO: Executive Dean of Instruction & Development

Constant (67-100%)
  • Develop and submit, in cooperation with other College personnel, funding proposals which may be supervised by another administrative unit of the College or by the Office of Planning and Development.
  • Identify grant and contract funding sources available from external organizations and individuals that will support the College’s mission, goals, and strategic plan.
  • Provide leadership and technical assistance in the organization, development, and/or modification of funding proposals to faculty and staff.
  • Frequent (34-66%)
  • Maintain and execute a College-wide program of awareness and support for College resource development needs, opportunities, and priorities.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to personnel in project management, budget and project scope modification, ongoing project evaluation, project continuation reporting, and liaison activities with external funding agencies.
  • Occasional (10-33%)
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with College faculty, staff, and administrators and with community organizations, public and private agencies, and other professionals associated with the development and operation of grants and contracts.
  • Act as project director for grant projects as assigned by the Executive Dean of Instruction and Development.
  • Ensure that necessary records and documentation are maintained to document proposal progress.
  • Participate in voluntary and assigned committees of the College.
  • Travel, as required, to state, regional, and national meetings or conferences.
  • Experience writing proposals to federal and private funding agencies.
  • Represent the college in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public with the ability and willingness to meet and interact positively with clientele of the office.
  • Must be enthusiastic and energetic in performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  • High energy level, self-directed, goal-oriented, highly organized. Highly attentive to detail.
  • Ability to read and understand written and oral instruction or communication.
  • Ability to efficiently manage and perform multiple tasks in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Computer literacy: understanding of and ability to utilize a personal computer and software, Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Ability to assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment when making decisions.
  • Possess tact, diplomacy, and leadership.
    Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting, and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, viewing various types of close visual work, and repetitive motion constantly (67-100%). May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    Bachelor’s Degree in related area along with an experience level that allows for establishment of an acceptable portfolio of completed grants or proposals is required. Experience in actually directing or administering grant and/or fundraising desired.

    SALARY: $35,100 annually

    Paid medical leave, vacation and holidays. Employee health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Partially funded family health, dental, and vision insurance available. Employee retirement package.