Director II, Grants Development & Management

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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Master's Degree

The Director, Grants Development & Management reports to the VP, Economic Development, Workforce and Career Technical Education. The Director is responsible for grants management and contracts acquisition; identifying and cultivating funding sources; writing funding proposals; finalizing proposal and application materials; grants office management; and liaison with funding agencies for the entire College.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities: 

Primary Functions:

  • Assumes administrative responsibility for oversight of a grants and contracts portfolio of approximately $10 million
  • Works with Controller’s Office in ensuring the fiscal integrity of programs through budget encumbrances, budget revisions and amendments, program extensions, submission of reports to agencies, and compliance issues
  • In partnership with the Vice President, EDIWS and the Controller’s Office, provides ongoing financial analysis of MCC’s grants portfolio including regular reporting on performance targets to VP and College leadership
  • Solicits and cultivates local, state and federal public funding opportunities as well as private foundations
  • Responsible for processing, negotiating, recommending acceptance and administering grants and sub-awards supported by a variety of sponsors, including local, federal, national, international, private, non-profit, public, and for profit organizations
  • Provides post-award administrative support including expenditure approvals, accounting detail and reporting requirement information
  • Monitors the acceptance of costs on grants and sub-awards, submission of progress reports, and review and approval of closeout documents
  • Meets with assigned deans, directors, and/or departmental leadership teams to discuss program plans and leads the development of strategies for grant funds
  • Directs cross-functional teams in developing the proposals for new and enhanced programs and services; assists with setting project goals, objectives, timeliness, and sustainability
  • Assists in preparation of final proposals including forms, written program and budget narratives, and supporting documentation
  • Conducts educational workshops on grants development and grants management
  • Trains and leads onboarding of new project directors for grant projects
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive grants operations manual for new and existing management of internal and external processes
  • Provides detailed financial funding reports for internal planning and tracking purposes
  • Meets and communicates regularly with existing and potential funding agencies; serves as formal institutional liaison with funders and programs
  • Supervises Strategic Resource Development and Grant Management department personnel
  • As a member of the grant leadership team, supports and advocates to grant managers, directors, and deans about their responsibilities in managing and administering grants to ensure performance and compliance with grant specifications
  • Responsible for working closely with sponsors, faculty, schools and departments, building strong relationships to facilitate research efforts and resolve issues relating to grant policies, procedures, and current practices

Secondary Functions: 

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Vice President, Economic Development, Workforce and Career Technical Education

MCC Expectations:

  • Leads, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates any direct reports, departments, and programs; adhering to appropriate College procedures
  • Responsible for adhering to the College Code of Conduct
  • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative College environment
  • Responsible for maintaining technological competencies utilized by the College
  • Commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
  • Works effectively within SUNY as part of a state system
  • Commitment to professional growth


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (such as business, education, public administration, or finance) from a regionally accredited higher education institution
  • Three years supervisory experience
  • Documented experience successfully managing multiple grants/contracts as well as in directing a diverse portfolio of funding projects
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proven success in proposal development and writing, fiscal reporting, budget management, and analysis
  • Experience in dealing with various levels of public and private funding sources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal policies and procedures, state, and industry rules and regulations governing technical aspects of grants and sub-awards including electronic submission, negotiation, and administration of grant proposals or reports
  • Proficient in financial and project management software applications; comfortable with computers and technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree in an appropriate field (such as business, education, public administration, or finance) from a regionally accredited higher education institution
  • Experience analyzing and preparing project budgets
  • Experience in post-award administration at a non-profit or academic research institution
  • Administrative experience in post-secondary education
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Company Information
  • Total Jobs 19 Jobs
  • Category Education
  • Location Rochester
  • Full Address 1000 E. Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14623
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