Job Details
Grants Development Officer
Administrative Support/Management



$51,387 to $63,200 PER YEAR

$4,282 to $5,267 PER MONTH


Under the direction of the Director of Public Relations and College Foundation, plan, organize, coordinate, facilitate, and provide comprehensive implementation resources for institutional development efforts primarily in the areas of grants, programs and proposals; assist staff, faculty and administrators with all technical aspects of proposal and grant application writing, project implementation, management, reporting, and evaluation, and communicating effectively with funding agencies; assist with the development of proposal ideas, research and identification of funding sources, and the successful completion and submission of institutional development initiatives including grants and grant funded projects; coordinate pre-award and post-award activities relating to grant proposals and other institutional development duties.

  • Research appropriate grant funding opportunities from Federal, State, local, and private sources; review grant requirements and guidelines to confirm applications are within required terms and conditions; provide assessment and evaluation resources to help College departments and divisions determine the viability of available grant opportunities prior to initiating application processes, and monitor the implementation of funded grant activities and reporting requirements. 
  • Provide expert consultative resources to administrators, faculty, and staff involved in the creation, editing, and submission of grant proposal content and provide support for the writing, formatting and editing of grant reports for presentation to internal and external groups.
  • Assist in the review of final content and coordinate all submissions of grant proposals for the College and District; Research, prepare and maintain a variety of narrative templates, statistical reports, records and files related to institutional development efforts and additionally assigned activities, including working closely with the Institutional Researcher. 
  • Maintain resources for all grant project directors, including a regularly updated grants/contracts procedures manual.
  • Review specifications to determine submission requirements; establish application accounts as required; and assist in the obtaining of letters of support as necessary.
  • Facilitate resources for administrators, faculty, and staff to design charts, tables, graphs and maps for grant applications.
  • Coordinate with appropriate grant managers the compilation of grant proposals including establishing timelines, attending planning meetings, bidder’s conferences and other functions.
  • Serve as liaison between the campus and the administrative team regarding funding opportunities; serve as the College and District primary contact, when necessary and not part of a grant manager’s responsibilities, to appropriate Federal, State and private funding organizations.
  • Act as a resource for grant managers and staff supporting grant funded efforts to achieve successful ongoing post award grant performance; monitors the progress on activities of all funded projects; monitors master calendar of all grant activities and reporting dates to comply with all required documentation and guidelines.
  • Assist the Director of Public Relations and College Foundation in the development of annual program review, budget requests; analyze and review appropriate budgetary and financial data.
  • Collaborate with administrators, faculty, and staff to facilitate project planning, grant concept design, identification of potential funding sources, and development of proposals; assure projects are linked to the district's stated mission, goals, especially the Institutional Master Plan.
  • Create and maintain all institutional development webpages to include all development activities and grants processes and resources, including information on currently funded development projects.  Provide regular oversight of the College’s social media presence in accordance with the College’s strategic communication plan.
  • Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate institutional development activities and programs, regularly build mutually beneficial partnerships with appropriate stakeholders while developing and maintaining strong information exchange mechanisms, and effectively resolve issues and conflicts that may arise.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Any combination equivalent to: 

  1. AA degree in a related field and three years of progressively responsible experience with at least one of those years in grant writing.
  2. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Comparable related work experience may substitute for higher education.


  1. Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Principles and practices of grant writing and development.
  • Higher education principles and practices.
  • College, Federal, and State grant regulations.
  • Electronic grant applications.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Principles and practices of facilitation, project management, and training.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Provide leadership in grant writing.
  • Write persuasive proposals and coordinate the development of large and complex documents.
  • Facilitate project planning and development of proposals.
  • Research and identify appropriate grant funding opportunities.
  • Write, edit and revise content of grant proposals.
  • Coordinate the compilation of grant proposals.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Maintain records and files.
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.



The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents.  

In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.  The employee participates in the California Public Employee Retirement System through District and employee contributions.


Selection Process

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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