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Director of Grant Writing and Administration

Genesee Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 21, 2023

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Programs, Grant Administration
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Director of Grant Writing and Administration

Genesee Community College

About Genesee Community College:

Founded in 1966 as part of the prestigious State University of New York (SUNY), Genesee Community College serves a 2500 square mile region in the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming. GCC is a student-centered collegiate community that annually serves more than 4,400 students with 60+ academic degrees, certificates and micro-credentials and several campus locations in Western New York State. GCC is minutes from Batavia, and an easy drive to Buffalo and Rochester.

One of GCC's trademarks is cutting-edge technology that includes the Conable Technology Building, 45 HyFlex Classrooms, 57 smart classrooms, 27 computer labs and 8 science labs. Both the onsite and online learning modalities boast a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, giving students plenty of hands-on, one-to-one teaching and learning opportunities.

The spacious campus boasts a new Criminal Justice lab, Veterinary Technology lab, Solar Electric Technician lab and Nursing lab. The Student Success Center, Stuart Steiner Performing Arts Center, Roz Steiner Art Gallery and Alfred C. O'Connell Library, continue GCC's long-standing reputation of providing the best learning facilities available. The Richard C. Call Arena features a multi-use field house with classrooms, locker rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center, coach offices and a press box overlooking the new turf field. College Village, a student housing community, offers apartment-style student housing at the Batavia campus.

SUNY Genesee awards over 250 student scholarships annually and has an extensive Financial Aid program. GCC is committed to providing the educational experiences which promote intellectual and social growth, workforce and economic development and global citizenship. Additional information about GCC is available at and through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Job Description:


The Director of Grant Writing and Administration will be responsible for setting fund-raising goals, establishing priorities, and developing and writing grant applications in order to reach funding targets and fund college priorities. The Director will work with interested faculty, administration, and staff to identify appropriate grant opportunities and submit competitive proposals.


Establish annual and long-term goals for grant funding in order to implement the college's objectives.

Serve as lead campus grant writer to identify grants for areas of college priority. Provide training for support grant writers and collaborators.

Along with the Business Office, provide oversight of all grant-funded programs to insure that goals are met, funds are appropriately expended, and all reports are submitted in a timely fashion.

Develop and maintain materials to assist grants staff and campus colleagues in grant-seeking pursuits, keeping faculty and staff informed of grant programs relevant to their needs.

Maintain liaison with funding agencies and act to insure coordination between college projects and the funding agencies.

Approve grant applications before they are submitted, assuring quality of material, and grant alignment with institutional goals.

Maintain records of grant submissions and all required records for funded projects.

Coordinate efforts with college cabinet members to ensure that college projects and grant-funded projects are coordinated in pursuit of similar goals.

Coordinate with the Controller to insure that required matching funds and in-kind services are documented, and that grant budgets accurately reflect college policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution is required, Master's degree preferred. Substantial preparation is expected in English, Journalism, technical writing, marketing writing, or related area.


At least three (3) years (Seven (7) with a Bachelor's) of work experience required. Successful experience developing and writing grant proposals for federal, state, foundation, or other funding is required. Experience administering grant-funded programs is preferred. Computer experience must include Microsoft Office. Administrative and/or teaching experience in higher education is preferred.


Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to work well with others and to direct the efforts of others toward a mutual goal will be necessary. Knowledge of the processes needed for obtaining and managing federal, state, and foundation grant programs is required, including familiarity with Strong organizations skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure of deadlines are expected. The ability to organize and prioritize work in order to meet multiple deadlines is expected, as is the ability to solve problems and to deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Expertise in grant writing, budget development and program administration is expected. Ability to promote grants development on campus and assist others to develop grant writing skills are necessary. Computer competency is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional Information:


This position reports to the Vice President for Development & External Affairs. Grants Associate staff member(s) report to this position.


This is a twelve-month, year round position. Full time hours are equivalent to 35 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Application Instructions:

Apply at Deadline for applications is September 3, 2023. Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for four references. GCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.


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