Interim Grant Writer, Grants Department at Oakton College - Oakton College
Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines / Skokie, Illinois
Internal Number: 160659
Location: Des Plaines / Skokie, IL Category: Casual Posted On: Fri Mar 31 2023 Job Description:
Research and identify local (municipal), state (Illinois), and federal grant opportunities aligned with Oakton Community College's mission, goals, and strategic initiatives.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop competitive grant proposals tailored to each funding opportunity.
Write and edit persuasive grant narratives, including project descriptions, goals and objectives, evaluation strategies, and budget justifications.
Prepare and submit grant applications, ensuring compliance with funder guidelines and submission deadlines.
Maintain a comprehensive database of grant opportunities, submitted applications, and awarded grants, tracking progress and outcomes.
Analyze and monitor grant awards, ensuring project alignment with funding requirements and identifying any necessary modifications or amendments.
Develop and maintain relationships with key funding partners, including municipal, state, and federal agencies, as well as private foundations and corporations.
Monitor and stay current on trends and best practices in grant writing, sharing relevant information with the Grants Department and Oakton Community College community.
Provide training and support to faculty and staff in grant writing and proposal development, as needed.
Collaborate with the Interim Project and Compliance Manager to ensure smooth post-award grant management and reporting.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in English, Communications, Nonprofit Management, or a related field.
Master's degree preferred, especially in a relevant field.
Certification in grant writing (e.g., GPC, CFRE) is highly desirable.
Work Experience Needed:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in grant writing, with a successful track record of securing local (municipal), state (Illinois), and federal grants, preferably in higher education or nonprofit settings.
Demonstrated knowledge of grant research techniques and resources.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives for diverse funding audiences.
Familiarity with Oakton Community College's service area and the specific needs and priorities of the local community.
Experience in working with diverse stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and funding partners.
Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.