Job Alert: Prince George's CC (Md.) Seeking Grants Director

June 3, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

If you’re in the D.C. metro area and looking for a new professional opportunity, you may want to consider this one at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.:

TITLE: Director, Grants and Resource Development

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

FUNCTION:  Responsible for coordinating grant activities across all academic and administrative areas of the College consistent with the College’s strategic priorities. The Director provides day-to-day management of the Grants and Resource Development staff.


  • DEVELOPS a proactive annual resource development plan that aligns with the strategic vision, mission and goals of the college
  • IDENTIFIES potential funding sources for instructional and administrative areas of the college and in matching their needs with the funding agency’s priorities and requirements
  • CONVENES regular meetings with Resource Development Coordinators (RDCs) to identify external funding needs relative to their respective areas
  • OVERSEES the development of grant proposals developed by RDCs, faculty and staff that support the current strategic priorities of the college
  • PROVIDES technical assistance to proposal development teams to ensure superior quality of final proposal submissions to external funding sources
  • STEWARDS external grant funder and partner relationships
  • SUPERVISES the Grants and Resource Development staff and assigns tasks to assist with pre- and post- award processes
  • DELIVERS grant start-up and post-award assistance to project directors in accordance with grant guidelines to ensure compliance with requirements for allocating funds and meeting project goals
  • MAINTAINS centralized database of potential funding sources and file repository for all institutional grants
  • DEVELOPS and TRACKS proposal development timelines, submissions, award determination, implementation and close-out dates, and reporting deadlines
  • SERVES as liaison with internal administration and finance officers and external funding agencies
  • WORKS in tandem with the Office of Marketing and Creative Services to inform all constituents of the college of successful grant proposal awards and outcomes
  • ATTENDS state, local and national professional development conferences and meetings as appropriate
  • UNDERTAKES other related duties as assigned by the executive director of Institutional Advancement


  • Qualified candidates should possess excellent written, verbal, and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Proficiency in utilizing research data
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals
  • Supervisory and project management experience
  • Proven track record in securing new grant funding opportunities and comprehensive knowledge of grants research
  • Ability to distinguish and identify grant funding sources for programs that meet the strategic mission and vision of Prince George’s Community College
  • Demonstrated expertise in all phases of grant proposal development, including analyzing, writing, and editing
  • Documented success in the acquisition of public and private sector grants in education, human services, or a related field
  • Ability to build successful professional relationships both within the institution and public sectors
  • Knowledge of  Colleague and Colleague Advancement databases preferred
  • Strong editing skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with grants research techniques and fundraising tools and software (Foundation Center, Lexis Nexis, etc.)
  • Strong contributor in team environments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Five years grant writing and grant management experience, preferably at an academic institution.
  • Three years supervisory experience

According to an earlier posting of the position in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the salary range is $66,175 to $119,116.  Interested parties should complete PGCC’s official employment application.


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