The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission. BASIC FUNCTION:The Howard University has an opening for a full-time Grant Writer within the Graduate School. The position reports to the Dean of the Graduate School and supports the research, training, and grant-writing agenda of the Graduate School. The overall function of this position is to write to actively research and pursue prospective public and private funding sources (local, state, federal, private, and corporate sources of funds) and to write research and training grants. The grants management specialist is responsible for submitting documentation to Workday to execute grant payments in accordance with the regulations outlined by the funding agencies and the university. The incumbent assists the Principal Investigators (PIs) and the Program Manager in matters of compliance and auditing.SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:N/APRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Prepares proposals from conception to submission: by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals;Researches, identifies, and clarifies opportunities and needs that support proposal concepts for broad range of funding opportunities;Establishes and maintains exemplary knowledge of the Graduate School’s programs and supports the Graduate School’s funded research goals;Establishes and maintains relationships with external funding sponsors and agencies;Collaborates with the Office of Research Development to identify and respond to solicitations and funding opportunities;Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information and coordinating with collaborators;Develops all aspects of proposals including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, staffing, timetable, budgeting, performance, and evaluation;Writes, revises, edits, and submits proposals in a timely manner;Studies requests for proposals, attends RFP sessions as applicable; attends strategy, orientation, and planning meetings for funding agencies; Provides prospective funders with supporting documents (including annual reports for development purposes);Maintains an accurate record of past and present grant opportunities, deadlines, and proposals;Develops a strong relationship with faculty and programs;Leads assessment (and impact) initiatives related to grant supported projects;Supports development initiatives beyond grant writing; Accomplishes Graduate School goals by identifying and securing opportunities and awards; andPerforms other related duties as assigned.CORE COMPETENCIES:Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to present complex and technical information and concepts effectively to a broad constituency with a wide range of data sophistication;Excellent people skills;Excellent research and presentation skills;Excellent technology skills, including graphic design and layout skills;Problem-solving skills;Deadline oriented and able to multitask;Aware of development trends in higher education and proficient with reaching funding goals;A high attention to detail; andAbility to work autonomously and with minimal guidance.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:EducationMinimum Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferredExperienceMinimum of 3 years of grant writing experience with demonstrated (and verifiable) success at securing grant awardsExperience with fundraising and development beyond grant writingCOVID – 19 Vaccination Information:All newly hired faculty, staff and student employees are required to vaccinate and to have proof of vaccination(s) upon their first day of employment. Please familiarize yourself with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements and verification policy. Exemption and Waiver Information:Medical and religious exemptions from vaccinations will be granted in accordance with federal and local law. Employees must request an exemption by completing the COVID-19 vaccination exemption request form. More information on Howard University’s COVID-19 response and protocol can be found here.
Associated topics: fund, funding, grant, grant administration, grant administrator, grant management, proposal

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