OPENING DATE: March 29, 2017
REVIEW DATE: Extended to May 1, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled
START DATE: ASAP or 2 weeks after acceptance
LOCATION: NWIC Main Campus
SALARY: $53,000 Max. DOE
The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.
Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473). NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.
SCOPE OF WORK
This position is critical to the College’s success in securing funding necessary to provide quality instruction to students through the various programs, and the results of the Grant Writer’s work is institution-wide and impactful. The College is seeking a highly experienced professional grant writer with top shelf skills, and a proven ability to produce clear and compelling proposals that are funded. This position will require the ability to develop a solid understanding of the goals and objectives of the institution and the issues on which funding proposals will be based, apply professional knowledge of grants in recommending funding sources and understanding the needs of the College and the organization that is offering the grant funds. This position requires knowledge of and ability to interpret complex governmental regulations and engagement with funders, as well as computing skills at a high level. This position requires an advanced level of knowledge and experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information, as well as the ability to conduct effective research to produce technically correct and relevant data.
Under the general direction of the Vice President – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, this position will be instrumental in leading others (administrators, faculty, and managers who have been authorized to pursue funding that is compatible with the NWIC Strategic Plan), including individuals and teams in planning and decision-making to prepare and submit grant applications within agency deadlines. This position also uses the funding priorities identified in the Strategic Plan or Program Work Plans to develop an Annual Sponsored Program Agenda, track progress and prepare the annual report on success rate.
Highly proficient writing, analytical, research and teamwork skills are essential. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized. The successful candidate must also possess an ability to work well under pressure, including the ability to seek and synthesize information under pressure, and the ability to communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
Candidates who are selected for interview will be asked to produce examples of previous grant proposals and an indication of their grant funding success rate.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Proficiency in the use of Spreadsheet software, especially creating and managing Excel spreadsheets; use of MS Word for word processing software, Windows applications and IBM-compatible computers, using Outlook, and searching the Internet.
Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.
The job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-9278
Telephone/Fax: (360) 392-4230