Director of Government Grants - Montreat College (Remote, Hybrid or Onsite)
Note: This position is being offered with options for remote, hybrid, or in-person work environments.
Do you have a passion to work for a thriving and growing education organization? Do you excel in designing and implementing a comprehensive government grant solicitation and management program for an institution of higher education?
Are you called to live out your Christian faith in a dynamic and growing fundraising environment?
As an innovative and rapidly evolving institution, Montreat College seeks an equally innovative expert to grow and manage the college’s federal, state, and local government grants.
What will you do as Montreat College’s Director of Government Grants?
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, this senior employee will be responsible for growing and improving a comprehensive government grant solicitation and management program that aligns with the college’s mission and strategic plan. This successful leader and project manager will navigate the schedules and bureaucracy of government agencies and the political and competitive dynamics of funders. The Director will successfully secure, manage and execute a portfolio of federal, state, and local funding opportunities. Additionally, this position will coordinate both pre-award and post-award management, working with finance teams, faculty, and administrators.
A qualified candidate must have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and affirm and support the vision, mission, statement of faith, and community life covenant of Montreat College.
- Identify federal, state, and local government grant opportunities that will assist in accomplishing the mission, goals, and objectives of the College.
- Create, write, and edit government grant proposals while gathering required documentation in partnership with faculty, staff, and college administrators by appropriate deadlines. This position focuses on the procurement and project management of government funded grant opportunities by guiding the approval process for grant submissions.
- Assist faculty in preparing and submitting grant applications, including writing copy, using appropriate forms, developing a budget and justification, gathering bio sketches and other support, and applying via grants.gov.
- Grow the grants program by increasing the number of grants written and applied to on an annual basis.
- Monitor and manage awarded grants including budgeting, reporting, and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of each grant.
- Manage internal awards and establish new funds with Director of Advancement Services.
- Work with the Vice President of Advancement to educate faculty and staff about grant opportunities, the functions of the grants program, and proactive strategies to ensure readiness for grant success.
- Work closely with the college staff to articulate the impact of grants on the College, students, departments, local employers, and the community.
Why Montreat College?
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
Want to know more? Visit Montreat College’s website at https://www.montreat.edu.
Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the Director of Advancement Services
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Two plus years’ experience in grants management in a higher education institution.
- Curious and tenacious researcher who sees opportunities where others see roadblocks.
- Creative problem solver who understands how to balance donor intentions with institutional goals and policies.
- Proven leadership in securing and managing federal, state, and local government grants for an institution of higher education.
- Proven track record in transforming programmatic needs into funding opportunities that inspire grant makers.
- Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and build strong relationships with faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated technology proficiency with donor databases; Raiser’s Edge (or similar software) preferred as well as online grant databases and project management tools.
- Ability to function independently with little supervision as a remote employee.
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Working knowledge of financial accounting.
Think you are the next Montreat College Director of Government Grants?
To apply, click on the link to the Director of Government Grants position profile at ArmstrongMcGuire.com/jobs. You will see instructions for uploading your compelling cover letter, resume, salary requirements and personal statement of Christian Faith. Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact [email protected]. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites.
Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and starts in the $70,000 range. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings plan, discounted tuition, accrued vacation and sick time: 10 paid holidays as well an organizational closing with paid vacation December 21st January 1st annually. This position can be remote, hybrid or onsite.
Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.