Essential Functions: Perform research on foundations, non-profit corporations, and government agencies to evaluate prospective grants; identify grant opportunities online and through other sources. Working with Center directors and senior staff, write and edit portions of grant proposals, including:outlining framework for proposal and draft proposal sections;improving English usage and adapting text to produce a consistent style;formatting contents according to academic style, if needed;rewrite and edit copy to improve readability; read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and typos;check and correct grammar, subject-verb agreement, tenses etc.Coordinate the completion of grant proposals including, but is not limited to, budgeting, adding supportive documentation. High energy and passion for the Center's mission is essential. Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
Qualifications: EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in social sciences, communications, marketing, business administration, or related field; Masters degree preferred. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in a governmental, university or nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function and grant writing; knowledge of University policies and procedures, including budgeting, is preferred. Proven track record in securing new funding opportunities. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS: Outstanding written communication skills and editing skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals. ORGANIZATIONAL: Taking initiative in helping to find funding is critical. Flexible and adaptable style; professional and resourceful; ability to work independently and as a team player. ANALYTICAL: Must possess a demonstrated attention to detail in order to achieve a high degree of accuracy. RESEARCH: Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques, and the ability to distinguish, incorporate, and identify funding opportunities for special programs. COMPUTER: Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.