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Grant Writer

University of Pikeville
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking
Academic Centers, Education
Employment Type
Full Time

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.


  1. Research possible grant opportunities and support the university process for grant development, submission, and acceptance of potential grants.
  2. Respond to inquiries for grant opportunity information and assist with the application process.
  3. Draft and complete information relevant to grant applications.
  4. Facilitate communication among project key stakeholders throughout the grant development, application, and implementation processes.
  5. Assist and facilitate administration and funder compliance of grant funded projects.
  6. Assist with implementation and maintenance of records and computer databases.
  7. Keep informed on the best practices in the grants management field and recommend improvement to the grants management process.
  8. Assist with annual Office of Advancement events such as Phone-a-thon, golf events, sporting events and regional alumni events.
  9. Provides administrative and organizational support for the grants office.
  10. Communicate effectively with constituents within the University, surrounding community, and funding agencies regarding the University and its project proposals.
  11. 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 required.
  • 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 application materials.

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 students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting 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.

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