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Grant Writer, College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies, Hybrid

University of Cincinnati
Ohio, United States
$55,000.00 - $59,000.00
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2023

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Making
Employment Type
Full Time

Grant Writer, College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies, Hybrid

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the Department
At the University of Cincinnati College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students' personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) faculty and staff have earned UC the distinction of being U.S. News and World Report's (2023) #1 public university for co-ops and internships.

Job Overview
The College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) is expanding its team to include a grant writer who can support the College in obtaining funding related to the CCPS mission.

The Grant Writer will strategically design, implement, and evaluate programs that provide faculty and staff with direct support and professional development in the skills necessary to create successful proposals to public and non-public sponsors.

Essential Functions

  • Work through the proposal development process to conceptualize, draft outlines, conduct research, and write proposal sections to ensure overall quality, consistency, and responsiveness of all elements of technical proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with CCPS leadership, faculty, staff, and program teams to identify funding opportunities and develop strong proposals for projects related to the CCPS mission.
  • Create and deliver grant writing and facilitation training workshops for CCPS faculty and staff.
  • Participate in strategic collaboration with relevant partners including UC government relations and lobbyists.
  • Maintain knowledge of changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  • Maintain proactive communication with state, federal and private foundation sources/sponsors to inform the College of trends, issues, and opportunities related to workforce development and other mission-relevant topics.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with academic, professional, and clerical staff and with representatives of funding agencies.
  • Compile proposal inputs for varied scholarly programs.
  • Ensure the highest quality of writing for all proposal sections prepared by faculty and staff.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience in grant research and writing.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty and staff across colleges, departments, and/or disciplines.
  • Grant writing experience and proven success in obtaining funding.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at

 and include:

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Current CV/Resume

All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.  Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position. A writing sample may be requested during the interview process.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $55,000 - $59,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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