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PROVOST - Grant Writer

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Position summary

This position is funded by external grant funding and is responsible for the full range of fund development activities. These activities include grant writing and reporting with public agencies, the federal government, private foundations, and corporations. Specifically, this staff is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. The grant writer's compensation will be funded 100% through external grants.

Qualifications summary

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Serve as the grant primary writer for faculty seeking grants from funding agencies.
Organize, analyze, and interpret complex data, to produce clear and convincing communication by applying knowledge of scientific or technical language into easily understood concept.
Serve as the point person for obtaining, organizing, and compiling information to write/edit/compile large, multi-department and multi-institution funding submissions.
Collaborate with different offices on grants related press releases, announcements, and responses to requests for information.

Supervisory responsibilities

Capacity to supervise the grant writing and grant administration processes. Capacity to oversee the grant writing office.  Capacity to work collaboratively with faculty and staff during the grant writing and grant administration processes.


A Bachelor’s in English, Communication, or related areas. Master’s degree preferred.
Three years of grant writing or related experience. Five years of experience preferred.
Proven track record with writing and submitting large grant applications. 
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, punctuation, appropriate editorial style, and publication guidelines.
Strong skills to write clear, lively, engaging, and compelling narratives in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and/or the broader public. 
Thorough knowledge of issues in higher education.
Demonstrated research and fact verification skills.
Strong interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
Thorough attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate with stakeholders on project timelines and provide written and oral reports to the team and stakeholders on the status of active projects/grants.
Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Competence in the grant writing tools. Competence in software/tools needed to secure grants, manage grants and submit reports to agencies.

Interpersonal interactions

Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. Excellent team player.

Physical demands

Sitting, standing, speaking, hearing, and typing in office environment.

Work environment

Standard office environment.