This position is responsible for coordinating competitive proposals for institution-wide external funding opportunities, providing technical assistance to faculty and employees in all aspects of pre- and post-award functions of externally funded programs, and for researching developing trends and current funding opportunities to support institutional programs and initiatives. This person works with the Northern Oklahoma College grant accountant, the principal investigator(s), the funding agency, and occasionally other outside entities to ensure compliance with funding requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES INCLUDE:
- Encourage and support faculty and staff to engage in grantsmanship and facilitate professional development opportunities for employees in preparing grant proposals
- Coordinate planning and development of competitive proposals for institution-wide programs
- Assist principal investigators in writing proposals.
- Edit proposals and/or provide consultative services for others preparing proposals for funding
- Develop strategies to secure external funding to support institutional programs and initiatives
- Develop and provide technical assistance to faculty and employees for the support of pre- and post- award functions, including grant implementation and management of externally funded programs
- Monitor and ensure grant/college compliance in all aspects of grant implementation, management, and reporting in accordance with federal, state, municipal, institutional, and funding agency regulations, policies, and procedures
- Manage institutional grants database
- Maintain a central repository, or library, of past successful and unsuccessful proposals for reference and accountability purposes
- Work with the Director of Institutional Research to identify, collect, and analyze data and provide information for decision-making
- Oversee all grant activity for a multi-campus institution
- Serve as Chair of the Institutional Grants Committee
- Work as a team member in strategic planning to identify funding needs, increase the number of grant applications each year, and set goals for funding award amounts.
- Represent Northern in collaborative grant projects and statewide grants networks
- Coordinate, prepare, and/or edit complex narrative and statistical reports, presentations, schedules, handbooks, newsletters, and promotional materials
- Provide research assistance on special projects
- Perform related duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily including learning and utilizing changing technology. The individual must preserve confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information; use independent judgment and initiative in the planning, organization, and performance of duties; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Initiative, creativity and teamwork are essential as well as strong organizational, management, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work well with students, faculty, administration, and staff members, as well as external stakeholders and supporters; work well under pressure; meet flexible deadlines, and set priorities while maintaining professional relationships when dealing with individuals; he or she must also value the significance of collaborative inclusiveness with a diverse employee and student population. Subject to satisfactory Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure which includes a criminal background check.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, push, lift, haul, pull, reach, carry, grasp, squat or stoop, bend and twist the body while performing essential duties, use hands to operate controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk or hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A minimum educational level of a bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. Previous grant-related or organizational experience in higher education or non-profit organizations is essential.
Applicants will need to submit an application which is available online at www.noc.edu/prospective-employee , a letter of application, a resume, Official college transcripts, and three letters of professional recommendation to Northern Oklahoma College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653. EOE