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Director of Grants

Santa Fe Community College
Job Location:
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Job Summary/Basic Function

Directs all day-to-day technical, administrative, and operational aspects of a centralized grant process, supporting the research development and administration efforts of a principal component of the College. Must be committed to principles of equity and serving a diverse college community. Actively participates in and contributes to continuous quality improvement.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Four (4) years’ experience in business, public administration, higher education, grant management, or other related fields. Of the four years, two of which (2) years must be similar to activities in which the candidate researches, and submits, and oversees successful grant proposals.
  • Equivalent related experience or education may be substituted for education and/or work experience on a year for year basis.
    • Identifies, researches, and analyzes potential public and private funding sources in support of the institutional priorities of the Santa Fe Community College on an ongoing basis and disseminates that information to faculty, staff, and administrators as appropriate.
    • Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, and community organizations to conceptualize, draft, and develop grant proposals, including joint partnership proposals.
    • Assists staff and faculty with the preparation of grant applications for review and development, editing them for accuracy, completeness, and clarity for submission according to funding agency guidelines and by deadlines laid out in the annual grant development plan; coordinates submittals with the Finance Office.
    • Maintains a grants calendar and information in the grants database.
    • Spearheads the development and implementation of workshops and training programs that promote a clear understanding of the grant development and management process at the college and compliance with funding agencies.
    • Develops and implements workshops and trainings for new grant directors that promote a clear understanding of the grant management process including a review of relevant federal and state regulations and reporting requirements to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance.
    • Ensure compliance with all institutional, state, and federal regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures for all federal and state grant funding including monitoring of state and federal grant project budgets continuously to ensure that resources are used efficiently, responsibly, and within the guidelines of the projects. 
    • Maintains contemporaneous and historical records of proposals, including those submitted and in progress; prepares reports as required.
    • Develops and maintains a database of proposals and a tracking system to monitor grant status.
    • Manages existing grants/projects such as the Carl D. Perkins grants, and NM RPSP process, and foster partnerships with external workforce organization.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and college regulations.
    • Knowledge of federal government regulations that pertain to the management and control of government-funded projects.
    • Knowledge of applicable internal and external policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques.
    • Knowledge of grant development and management principles.
    • Knowledge of forms and procedures development techniques.
    • Knowledge of research methodology.
    • Knowledge of record-keeping methods and systems.
    • Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
    • Skill in grant-related technical writing.
    • Skill in collecting and analyzing data.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
    • Skill in decision-making and problem-solving.
    • Skill in interpersonal relations and in working with the public.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in developing and implementing procedures necessary to achieve uniformity in the grant acquisition process.
    • Skill in reading, understanding, analyzing, and interpreting pertinent documents.
    • Skill in project management.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines.
    • Ability to research grants electronically and through print sources and to recognize external opportunities that match college priorities.
    • Ability to work independently and to function as part of a team. 
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