Director of Grants and Special Projects
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne, WY

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The Director of Grants and Special Projects is a full-time position within the Department of Institutional Effectiveness reporting to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness. The Director of Grants and Special Projects oversees the Grants Office and is responsible for managing the institution’s resource development process in support of new programs/ activities and/or the enhancement/expansion of existing programs/activities through grant funding. This includes research of external funding availability, development of internal and external collaborations/partnerships, preparation of grant proposals, and solicitation of support for these proposals. The Director also provides post-award technical assistance to grant implementation staff and monitors and reviews compliance with funder expectations and reporting requirements. Special Projects may include oversight of the College’s Perkins Grant program or other projects as determined appropriate.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

Benefits: 85% of health insurance premiums paid by the College, 21 vacation days fronted, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 15 paid holidays annually. Typically 5-7 paid holidays from Christmas to New Year's Day. For full listing of benefits, visit .

Compensation: High-$70,000s to $80,000s depending on experience and education.

Closing Date: Position is open until filled. Screening to begin January 7, 2013.

Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.

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Essential Functions:

  • Develop policies and procedures to monitor grant management compliance in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Create and maintain systems (i.e. grants web site) for dissemination of information about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information.
  • Maintain a positive, proactive relationship with accounting, purchasing, human resources, payroll, and funding agencies to ensure full grant compliance and process efficiency.
  • Serve as a College liaison with funding source program and contract officers, resource developers nationally, and with community organizations.
  • Conduct one-on-one training and group workshops to develop and write grant proposals; grant management and grant compliance.
Grant Management
  • Write and/or oversee proposal writing, editing, and budget preparation.
    • Provide a full spectrum of assistance to faculty and staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants.
  • Work collaboratively with the office of institutional research to coordinate the gathering of college information needed for proposals
  • Negotiates final terms and conditions with funding sources for grants that are approved.
  • Assist faculty and staff in grant implementation to include instruction on internal procedures and funding agency compliance, assistance with all issues of financial, personnel, payroll, purchasing and administration of funded awards, and instruction on cost-sharing documentation.
  • Monitor grant programs performance and review grant reports for compliance with funder’s requirements.
  • Advise project directors concerning negotiation of new grants or renewals, effective startups and grant management issues.
Strategic Planning
  • Assist in developing a college strategic plan for the submission of grants that is based on the college’s strategic and educational master plans.
  • Identifies strengths, capabilities, and needs of the college through on-going contact with the President, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, and Directors.

  • Seek, identify and recognize external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities and match college goals, college priorities, and search requests.
  • Coordinates research and development of specific proposals with appropriate college personnel, representatives of other local educational institutions, representatives of community-based organizations, representatives of business and industry, and representatives of government entities, as appropriate.
Special Projects
  • Act as project coordinator for the College’s Perkins Grant.
  • Create process to track unique funding opportunities that fall outside the normal grants process .
  • Perform other duties as directed.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Three years of grant administration experience.
  • Five years of grant-writing experience.
  • Five years of experience in post-secondary, governmental, or non-profit educational programs.
  • Five years of project planning and evaluation experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Supervisory experience.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.


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