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Grants Manager

North Central Michigan College
Job Location:
Petoskey, 49770
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Company Description:

Established in 1958, North Central Michigan College (NCMC) was founded to make higher education accessible, affordable, and convenient for Emmet County residents. Initially serving Michigan's northern tip, NCMC now attracts a diverse student population. Over the years, it expanded programs in liberal arts, nursing, allied health, criminal justice, and more. The 207-acre Petoskey campus was established in 1960, with Cheboygan and Gaylord education centers added in 1973.

NCMC's $16 million budget and over 230 valued and dedicated employees, including full-time, part-time, adjunct and student workers, has allowed it to provide accessible and relevant education to the region. This is exemplified by over $6 million in financial aid and over 11,000 credentials awarded.

By offering 24 Associate Degrees and 39 Certificates, NCMC aims to enhance the region's workforce, quality of life, and educational opportunities for years to come.

Job Description:


  • Full-time position
  • Pay range from $58,502 - $73,127, based on experience
  • Excellent and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:
  • Multiple medical and retirement plans to choose from, effective upon hire.
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Long-term Disability cost covered by the College and effective upon hire.
  • Paid Personal days, paid Sick days, and paid Bereavement days.
  • Free use of our gym and fitness center, including walking track, game courts, weight machines, and free admission to all Home athletic games.
  • Free access to a confidential Employee Assistance Program through Ulliance.
  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement.
  • Discounts on Lifelong Learning and Luncheon Lectures hosted by Corporate & Community Education department.
  • Discounts at the College Bookstore.


The Grants Manager leads college-wide grant efforts, including grant research, development, and management. This position plans, coordinates and communicates grant funding processes and procedures; collaborates with internal and external partners in determining funding needs and identifying program requirements and funding opportunities; researches, designs and develops grant proposals in collaboration with stakeholders; ensures compliance with internal policy and external regulations; and serves as the advisor and point person for grant-related inquiry and training college-wide.


  • Develop and implement NCMC grant management processes.
    • Research, coordinate, communicate, and implement NCMC grant funding strategy, processes, and audit-ready procedures that including proposal and monitoring, templates, checklists, timelines, file sharing systems, and pre- and post-award training.
    • Develop a database of various federal agencies, state agencies, organizations, and private foundations that provide funding opportunities that support the College's mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Research, Identify, and Analyze Grant Opportunities.
    • Communicate postsecondary public resource trends and state and federal funding legislation and regulations.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate and align program needs with funding opportunities.
    • Identify grant opportunities that align with NCMC's strategic goals.
    • Assess viability and strength of grant pursuits and proposal efforts.
    • Interpret and advise faculty and staff of guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance and highly competitive proposals and applications.
  • Coordinate, Advise, and Participate in Grant Proposal Development.
    • Lead project design, grant writing, budget preparation, and form completion with internal stakeholders ensuring grant applications meet grantors' guidelines, requirements, and regulations.
    • Facilitate external subject matter expert reviews of proposals; utilize proposal preparation services with external consultants when necessary.
    • Review proposals for formatting, grammar, and responsiveness to grant solicitations.
    • Analyze and evaluate grant budgets for correct calculation of expenditure categories such as salaries, percent of effort, salary adjustments, fringe benefits, indirect costs, materials, equipment.
    • Provide technical assistance and facilitate proposal submission and approval.
  • Manage Grant Reporting, Tracking, and Compliance:
    • Track and monitor grant reporting goals, outcomes, and reporting.
    • Maintain accurate records of grant submissions, progress, and financial reporting.
    • Monitor grant expenditures to ensure compliance with financial regulations.
  • Develop and Maintain Relationships with Grantors and Funding Agencies:
    • Serve as a resource for questions regarding solicitations.
    • Cultivate positive relationships with grantors and funding agencies.
    • Communicate regularly with funders, providing updates on grant progress.
  • Coordinate Cross-Functionally with Internal Stakeholders:
    • Collaborate with the NCMC Foundation and various departments (e.g., IT, Business Services, Institutional Research) to facilitate processes, compile financial data, and measure outcomes.
    • Work closely with project teams to ensure effective grant management and compliance.
    • Develop positive professional relationships using effective communication, collaboration, problem solving, and collegial support.
  • Attend and participate in training and professional development activities.
  • Service on committee(s) related to duties.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (in a relevant field such as finance, business, non-profit management, or related) AND four years proven experience in grant management (preferably in a community college), or equivalent.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies.
  • Passionate about securing funding for educational initiatives that advances the mission and vision of the College.
  • Lead by example following North Central's values of Excellence, Integrity, Results, Stewardship, Compassion, Inclusion. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, education, communication, project management or a related field.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience managing grant proposals or work with intricate technical documents; preferably within an educational institution or non-profit organization.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience working with private donors and fundraising/philanthropic organizations.
  • Experience creating and delivering professional training.

Additional Information:


North Central Michigan College is committed to broaden diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and in employment and hiring practices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Complete applications will be given first consideration, which includes:

  • Work history
  • Education information
  • 3+ professional references

Please upload a resume/CV, cover letter, and copies of all higher education transcripts (officials will be required upon hire).

Please include a writing sample demonstrating effective grant writing (e.g. grant proposal, grant report, etc.)

There will also be spots to upload related documents, such as licenses and certifications, if applicable.

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