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Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Westfield State University

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 5, 2022.

:Duties and Responsibilities:Duties include but not limited to:Essential:Manage a responsive and comprehensive grants program to encourage, support and enhance faculty and staff programs in all disciplines.Collaborate campus-wide in aligning faculty priorities, staff needs, the President’s vision, and the university strategic plan to define critical needs, target potential opportunities, set goals and develop institutional resource-building strategies.Support faculty, staff, and administration in their efforts to secure external funding for individual, departmental and interdisciplinary curricular research, outreach programs and projects.Maintain, internally market, and send monthly informational communication regarding a clearinghouse for information on funding opportunities.Provide regular and robust education for the university community on grant-seeking and preparation.Consult with faculty, staff, and administration regarding methodology and compliance with granting-agencyrequirements.Orchestrate and coordinate proposal planning and preparation, including working closely with faculty, staff, and administration in drafting preliminary inquiries, developing timelines and budgets, writing,editing, and submitting timely grant applications.Work collaboratively with external partners to support the application, submission, and post-award work of grants on behalf of Westfield State University.Regularly monitor the status of proposals after submission, providing tracking and follow-up.Assist funded project administrators (Principal Investigators) in compiling narrative and financial information to report to government agencies, foundations and corporations.Serve as liaison between grant recipients and the university’s finance office to assist with appropriate accounting and reporting mechanisms.Maintain records of applications and awards, and submit year-end reports to the Dean of Assessment and Accreditation as well as the Vice President of Academic Affairs.Participate in university committees and activities relating to potential proposals and to faculty professional development.Establish individual and institutional affiliations with relevant regional and national agencies and organizations.Coordinate office operations and supervise any personnel who may be assigned.Other duties as assigned.Requirements:Required Qualifications:Master’s Degree.Five years’ experience as a higher education professional.Experience in administration of sponsored programs.Significant writing and editorial experience, with an emphasis on development of fund-raising proposals.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated understanding of grant-giving agencies, processes and regulations.Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all campus constituencies.Professional history of project management, credibility, leadership, creativity and collaboration.Familiarity with appropriate computer applications.Supervisory experience.