Job Posting

Director of Grants

Riverland Community College | Austin, MN
Salary Range: $58,318 - $86,109

Working Title: Director of Grants
Job Class: Grants Specialist Coordinator
Agency: Minnesota State / Riverland Community College

Job ID: 62271
Location: Austin
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 01/17/2023
Closing Date: 02/07/2023
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota State / Riverland Community College - MAPE
Division/Unit: Institutional Advancement
Appointment Type: Unlimited, Full-time
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required : Some
Salary Range: $27.93 - $41.24 / hourly; $58,318 - $86,109 / annually
Classified Status: Classified
Re-Posting: Yes
Telework Eligible: Yes
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary
* This position was previously announced under Job ID 59933. If you applied to that job posting, you will need to reapply in order to be considered for this position.

** This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule that includes both telework and in office. The employee will be required to complete a telework agreement.

Under administrative direction, this position serves as the College grant expert, and is responsible for directing a college wide grants program resulting in external funding that meets the priorities of the college for multiple campuses. The purpose of this position is to generate grant revenue from diverse sources, both private and public, in support of the College’s strategic initiatives. The Director of Grants is responsible for:
  • leading the planning and implementation of comprehensive grant programs and proposals,
  • establishing goals and priorities for the grants office,
  • collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders to identify highest need College initiatives,
  • proactively seeking and researching funding prospects,
  • building relationships with prospective funders and program officers,
  • developing timelines for grant projects,
  • leading grant teams to write and submit high-quality funding requests,
  • analyzing, monitoring and assisting in administering grants which are highly complex and technical in nature,
  • managing and monitoring the post-award grant spending, implementation, and reporting process to ensure compliance for grant requirements and outcomes on all college grants,
  • presenting reports and outcomes to College leadership, funding agencies, and boards,
  • managing the overall College grant-related processes, procedures, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three (3) years of previous successful experience in a grant-writing position; demonstrated ability to successfully research, coordinate, and write complex grant proposals (both narratives and budget)
  • Demonstrated fiscal and budgetary grant management experience.
  • Strong communication, time-management, facilitation, and leadership skills in order to effectively lead grant project teams and oversee the process for preparing and submitting institutional grant proposals.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated work experience in higher education grant writing at a college/community college.
  • 5+ years of experience managing large, complex grant programs and projects.
  • Extensive experience in researching grant proposals and navigating electronic grant submissions systems.
  • Demonstrated experience
  • Multilingual or multicultural background or experience working with underserved populations.

Additional Requirements
In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

How to Apply
Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Aimee Sue Larson at or 507-433-0340 .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Aimee Sue Larson at .

About Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College , recognized as one of Southern Minnesota’s 2021 Best Places to Work , provides a rewarding career that cultivates student growth through service, collaboration, innovation and respect. You will thrive in a supportive and innovative culture that values individual and team contributions, open communication and a commitment to employee satisfaction and engagement.

Why Work for Us
Diverse Workforce
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

Other Information
Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at .

Minnesota State is an equal opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.
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