The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is currently seeking an
innovative, energetic and collaborative leader to assume the
position of Grant Writer. The primary responsibility of the
position is to research grant opportunities and potential funding
in support of the university strategic initiatives. This position
is also responsible for grant proposals to secure financial support
for university priorities.
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) strives to serve students –
35% of whom are first-generation, 99% of whom receive some form of
financial aid, and 18% of whom are non-white at the undergraduate
level – by making learning accessible and affordable. One of the
University’s signature initiatives is Open Educational Resources,
which offers no-cost course materials and reduces the economic
burden on students and families. The academic programs at the
institution utilize flexible delivery modes, including face-to
face, hybrid, and online course offerings and programs.
- Research possible grant opportunities and support the
university process for grant development, submission, and
acceptance of potential grants.
- Respond to inquiries for grant opportunity information and
assist with the application process.
- Draft and complete information relevant to grant
- Facilitate communication among project key stakeholders
throughout the grant development, application, and implementation
- Assist and facilitate administration and funder compliance of
grant funded projects.
- Assist with implementation and maintenance of records and
- Keep informed on the best practices in the grants management
field and recommend improvement to the grants management
- Assist with annual Office of Advancement events such as
Phone-a-thon, golf events, sporting events and regional alumni
- Provides administrative and organizational support for the
- Communicate effectively with constituents within the
University, surrounding community, and funding agencies regarding
the University and its project proposals.
- Perform other duties as requested.
Position requires daily contact with UPIKE faculty, staff, and
community in order to develop possible grant opportunities. Hybrid
and remote work options available. Relationships are maintained
through various modes of communication including, but not limited
to, e-mail, telephone, written, and person-to-person contact.
Required Education and Experience:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is
- Previous grant writing experience is required.
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google
Workspace, excellent communication skills, and strong
organizational skills are necessary.
- Must be detail-oriented, able to multitask, conduct relevant
research, develop project budgets, and meet deadlines.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a
competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition
waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent
care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and
paid leave program.
Important Notes: Resume and other
application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the
required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that
you meet the required qualifications, your application materials
will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified
candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications,
competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this
goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants
being considered for employment. Background investigations include
a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial
and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer
committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the
basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities
in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please
Interested applicants should complete the online application by
visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to
the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to
their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the
contact information for three to five professional references.