Grant Development Specialist

Our Lady of the Lake University
February 28, 2023
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Grant Development Specialist

Category: Staff Full Time Subscribe: Department: Institutional Advancement Locations: San Antonio, TX Posted: Nov 28, 2022 Closes: Feb 28, 2023 - 11:59 PM EST Type: Exempt Position ID: 156280

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About Our Lady of the Lake University:

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Sponsored Programs, the Grant Development Officer will work in consultation with faculty and staff in writing of proposals to competitions at the federal, state, and local level. This position provides insight during the grant writing process to ensure that the objectives and goals in the proposal are clearly visible to grant reviewers. Assists other staff within the Office of Sponsored Programs as needed to meet proposal deadlines.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies and disseminates funding opportunities to faculty and staff.
  • Works in a collaborative environment across the University, in close coordination with leadership in all academic areas during the proposal development process including one-on-one support.
  • Assists the Director of Sponsored Programs with training workshops on proposal development to the OLLU community.
  • Directs faculty/staff to grant funding resources and creates/updates University resources.
  • Reviews proposal requirements/eligibility and creates timelines for proposal development.
  • Guides proposals through the university's internal review process.
  • Facilitates progress reports and communication with government agencies.
  • Maintains records and provides institutional reports on proposals and awards.
  • Develops and maintains standard proposal formats for grants.
  • Keeps abreast of federal and state funding agency priorities and initiatives.
  • Accepts and fulfills other duties as assigned by the VP for Institutional Advancement and/or the Director of Sponsored Programs as a team member in the overall fundraising activities of the University, including working some nights, weekends, occasional travel, and attending special events as necessary.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write clearly, persuasively and concisely on a deadline. Strong editing skills.
  • Ability to work well under deadline and prioritize projects simultaneously.
  • Self-starter, goal-oriented and able to work independently and initiate follow-through.
  • Ability to interface professionally with administrators, faculty, staff, students and funding agencies.
  • Ability to take complex information from the request for proposal and convey that information clearly and accurately to faculty and staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the University's core values of Community, Integrity, Trust and Service.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of the IA team.
  • Requirements:

    Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, education, social, and/or health sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • At least three years of experience developing and/or writing proposals for federal/state/foundation/corporate agencies working with university administration, sponsored research services offices preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office productivity and grant submission systems.
  • Additional Information:

    Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

    OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE

    Our Lady of the Lake University uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    Application Instructions:

    Apply online through the Human Resources page of the OLLU website: https: // www. ollusa.edu/human-resources/index.html

    Please upload/attach an updated resume, letter of interest, and references, with at least 2 being from your current or last employer.

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