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Manager for Grants and Resources

Company: Pierce College
Date Posted: June 13, 2017

Essential Functions:
Grant and Resource Development:
  • Research and evaluate mission-related public and private grant funding opportunities at the local, corporate, state and national levels.
  • Inform and motivate key faculty and staff around grant opportunities.
  • Coordinate, write, and edit grants; assist others in writing grants.
  • Provide regular training/coaching on grant seeking and preparation.
  • Develop and sustain partnerships outside the college to support grant and other resource development initiatives.
  • Work closely with faculty, staff, administrators, external partners, and employers to develop new projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date template data on the college, its programs, and the community, for grant seekers to adapt to specific opportunities.
  • Work cooperatively with the Institutional Research Office to secure necessary data to support grant applications; maintain and update statistics and data on national trends.
Grantor Stewardship:
  • Manage corporate and foundation relationships; take lead on developing and executing a stewardship plan for current grant funders to continue positive, ongoing relationships and communication.
  • Act as a liaison between the district/foundation and grantors.
  • Support and assist the Foundation in developing resources. 
Grant administration:
  • Track grant proposals and monitor grant agreements.
  • Insure internal notifications and approvals are in place prior to grant submission.
  • Serve as the district clearing house for grants.
  • Work cooperatively with the grants accountant to ensure budget accuracy, reporting and compliance.
  • Maintain accurate electronic and hard-copy records regarding funders, grant applications, and related materials.
  • Coordinates site visits with prospective funders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Three years grant writing in a professional setting with demonstrated success.
  • Experience preparing government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Experience coordinating grant development teams.
  • Skill with internet-based and other research tools; knowledge of data collection and analysis.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skill and experience motivating and coordinating grant development teams.
  • Experience researching, preparing, and monitoring grants.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Acrobat Pro, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new technologies and software.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain highly organized, with attention to multiple deadlines while coordinating others.
  • Demonstrated experience assuring grants are factual and meet the expectations of the granting organization
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations using data to tell a story.               
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate projects and processes; work independently and alongside others to reach desired outcomes. 
  • Able to make the best use of available time and resources for higher prioritized tasks while maintaining timeliness on other projects.
Special Requirements:
  • Consent to and pass a criminal records background check.


 Application Process:
Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package (in order listed).
  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)
  2. Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
  3. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hire for the successful candidate).  International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; official transcripts required prior to hire.  (Transcripts)
  4. A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone number, and e-mail.  Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)
Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  To apply, please visit our website at Http:// 

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time, 12-month administrative exempt district position primarily located at the Puyallup campus.  Travel between Pierce College campuses/sites will occur and occasional travel may required.  Position may require occasional evenings and weekends.  A competitive benefits package is included. 

Salary & Benefits: 
The salary for this position is $59,475 - $63,650 annually, dependent upon qualifications.  However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also provided.

Physical Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office setting.

Reasonable Accommodation: 
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process: 
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered.  Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.  Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application.  Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:
  • An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. 
  • Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy. 

Equal Opportunity:

  • The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices.  Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.

For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at:
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following: 

Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 964-6519

Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer 
(253) 864-3229