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Grant Writer

Company: Pierce College
Date Posted: October 4, 2017

Over 20,000 students attend Pierce College, which means job opportunities here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. The funding we receive from grants plays a critical role in achieving that mission.


Pierce College is seeking a Grant Writer to support our Director for Development by identifying and writing grants while cultivating a successful grant-seeking culture through direct and indirect support, training, and relationship-building. The grant writer works independently, with little supervision, providing administrative oversight for grant processes and significant guidance and etchnical support on grant teams while executing a stewardship plan for current grant funders to continue positive, ongoing relationships and communication.


Essential Functions:

Grant Writing and Development 75%:

  • Coordinate, write, and edit grants; assist others in writing grants.
  • Research and evaluate mission-related public and private grant funding opportunities at the local, coroporate, state and national levels.
  • Inform and motivate key faculty and staff around grant opportunities.
  • 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 develope new projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date template data on the college, its prorams, and the community, for grant seekers to adapt to specific opportunities; works 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 15%:

  • Manage grantor relationships; help execute 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 10%:

  • Track grant proposals; 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 complicance.
  • Maintain accurate electronic and hard-copy records regarding funders, grant applications, and related materials.
  • Coordinate site visits with prospective funders.



Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree.

Required Experience:

  • Five years grant writing in a professional setting, with demonstrated success.
  • Experience preparing federal, state, corporate, and local 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 Micordost 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 expectation of the granting organization.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations using date to tell a story.
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work colaboratively.
  • 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 whil maintaining timeliness on other projects.

Special Requirements:

  • Prior to new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.


To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package (in order listed) and complete the online application profile at http://www,

  • Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)
  • Detailed resume of all educational and professional experience. (Resume)
  • If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education, Unofficial copies of all college and university transcriptis must include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: (Transcripts)
  • A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone number, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommentation will not be accepted. (References)

Special note: To ensure consideration, application materails should be received no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date.