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Director of Grants

Shelton State Community College
Job Location:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Please note: Applications and/or resumes submitted only through are insufficient to meet the application requirements for consideration for this position. You will not be considered for this position unless you fulfill all application requirements. Application requirements can be found below and on the official job posting at the following website:

Position closing date: All application packets must be received in the Office of Human Resources of Shelton State Community College by 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2021, or if mailed, must be postmarked by said date.

Position: Director of Grants

Position Summary: The Director of Grants is responsible for coordinating and managing the grant writing functions of the College. This includes identifying potential federal, state, and private funding sources and developing the necessary grant proposals. The Director will assist the faculty and administration of the College in locating funding sources and developing the necessary proposals for occupational, technical, academic, and support programs of the College. The Director will ensure the timely submission of grant proposals to meet published proposal deadlines.

Salary Range: $62,437 - $91,215, based upon the Alabama Community College System and Shelton State Community College Salary Schedule C3-1 to be determined by the applicant’s education and years of applicable experience. Applicant acknowledges that if selected for the position that applicant’s placement on the applicable salary schedule will be dependent upon the verified information provided by the applicant in the application packet.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a spokesperson for the College with external funding agencies and sources
  • Establishes and maintains contact and build long-term relationships with key contact persons in funding agencies
  • Assumes oversight for existing grants at the College
  • Writes and edits grant proposals; research institutional and funding agency policies to ensure proposed activities and budgets are in accordance with the college’s policies and funding agency requirements
  • Evaluates request for funding opportunities, research supporting data and best practices; analyzes funding agency’s requirements
  • Supports the development of strategic partnerships with business and industry, educational institutions, economic development, and community-based agencies
  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership in identifying and securing alternative funding in support of institutional goals and objectives
  • Using the College’s annual and long-range Plans as guides, determine the unfunded needs of the College, identify potential funding sources, and develop the necessary grant proposals
  • Establishes procedures for identifying funding sources, preparing grant proposals, meeting proposal deadlines, and submitting revised proposal budgets
  • Develops and implements a system to approve grant expenditures, monitor the timely usage of funds to achieve the stated goals of the grant, and ensure the overall success of grant support programs
  • Works closely with each grant project manager to ensure that funds are used in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Meets with grant project managers to discuss program plans and leads the development of strategies for grant funds; directs cross-functional teams in developing proposals for new and enhanced programs and services; assists with setting project goals, objectives, timelines, budgets and sustainability
  • Monitors and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of college-wide support services and identify gaps and recommends specific improvements to ensure successful implementation
  • Notifies key administrators, appropriate faculty and staff, and project managers of grant awards
  • Establishes and maintains a system to provide timely reminders of due dates for application renewals and proposal deadlines
  • Ensures required reports and renewal applications are prepared and submitted on a timely basis
  • Coordinates with grant project managers to ensure that required “time and effort” records are maintained and consistent with the compensations outlined in the grant proposal
  • Assists grant project managers in the budget management of the grant
  • Ensures grant project managers maintain accurate fields and records for auditing purposes on grant projects
  • Undertakes special projects as directed by the President; organizes and manages groups to achieve project objectives; maintains liaison between these groups and the President
  • Represent the College at conferences, workshops, and seminars that deal primarily with federal, state, or private funding opportunities
  • Provide periodic updates and training to the faculty and administrative staff on funding
  • opportunities and the grant writing process
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and networks with diverse groups including co-workers, students, faculty, administration, state leaders, and legislators
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and judgment in dealing with sensitive issues
  • Comply with policies of the Alabama Community College System and the College
  • Serve on College committees as required
  • Participate in professional development, compliance, performance excellence, and training activities as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public policy, education administration, or related field from a regionally accredited institution, or alternatively, a bachelor's degree in public policy, education administration, or related field from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years of full-time work experience in grant research and/or applications
  • One year of work experience in grant research and/or applications
  • Record of successfully obtaining and/or administering grant funds from state and federal agencies
  • Experience in understanding and interpreting regulations related to grants
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of workforce development environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in public policy, education administration, or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Higher education administrative experience

Application Procedures:

Shelton State Community College employment announcements and applications are available at or by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 205.391.2272 or hr @ The submission of a complete packet by the deadline is the sole responsibility of the applicant. No previous application files will be transferred for consideration of this position. No copies will be given of the application information submitted. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time of appointment and must travel at their own expense for all in-person interviews.

Application Requirements:

  • A cover letter of application specifically detailing and relating the applicant’s education, and experience to the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the position.
  • A hand signed Shelton State Community College employment application. Failure to hand sign the employment application will remove the applicant from consideration.
  • A current resume.
  • Copies of postsecondary transcript(s) identifying the applicant, institution, and verifying degree(s) earned that demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum educational requirements for the position. If employed, official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the employment start date.

Application materials may be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered to the following:

Office of Human Resources

Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Road

Box 238

Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

hr @

No faxed applications will be accepted. If you have questions, please call 205-391-2272.


Meeting Minimum Requirements: If the requirements for a position list work experience in a field or area the Applicant must provide written verification(s) of their applicable work experience in order to be hired for the position. Such written verification(s) of work experience must demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum work experience requirement. Applicants who do not produce this information as indicated will be ineligible for hire and subject to having any offer of employment withdrawn.

Salary Calculation: For all positions on all Salary Schedules, the salary amount for the selected applicant is determined by step placement on the applicable schedule. Step placement is dependent upon the following: (a) all work experience in public education in Alabama and (b) all other work experience outside of public education in Alabama that, in the sole judgment of the College, directly relates to the requirements of the position. The applicant selected for the position must provide written verification(s) of this work experience within the time provided herein if such experience is to be considered in determining their initial step place on the Salary Schedule.

Format for Work Experience Verifications: Work experience verifications should be in the form of verification letters from employers and must include complete employment dates, job title(s), job duties, and an indication whether such employment was full-time or part-time, and if part-time, the average number of hours worked each week. The letters should be on official letterhead and contain an authorized personnel signature. The College’s official employment verification form is also acceptable and is available upon request. If an employment verification cannot be obtained due to a legitimate reason, for purposes of meeting minimum requirements an applicant may submit copies of other trustworthy documentation such as appointment letters, contracts, pay stubs, or W-2 forms documenting the term of employment. However, such documentation is generally insufficient for salary calculation purposes if job duties are not self-evident in the documentation.

Deadline for Producing Work Experience Verification:  With limited exception, work experience verification documentation must be produced prior to any official offer of employment. Work experience verification from a current employer may, upon request, be delayed until an official offer of employment. Any offer of employment at a salary step greater than zero (0), or made without prior verification of any required work experience, is contingent upon production of this documentation by the applicant within ten (10) days of the offer. 

It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to provide this verification of work experience. The College is not responsible for any cost associated with such verifications.

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