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Director of Grants

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Director of Grants

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56309
  • Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
  • GRANTS ADMINSTRATION (Piedmont Virginia)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College

Title: Director of Grants

Agency: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Location: Albemarle - 003

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: $65,000 to $85,000, based on experience

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

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Job Description:

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our scenic campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

The Director of Grants (DOG) will lead the college's grants operation, which provides funding that drives excellence and innovation, elevates college programs and services, and advances strategic priorities. The DOG is responsible for leading cross-functional teams through the grant life cycle, from conceptualization to final proposal submission. This includes pre-award coordination of all grant applications for the college and guidance for grants office staff providing post-award support for all staff and/or faculty in charge of grant-funded projects. The DOG provides a full spectrum of service to faculty, staff and funding agencies while also communicating effectively with all campus areas as well as off-campus partners. The DOG ensures that grant-funded projects support the strategic initiatives of the college and reflect institutional planning priorities.

Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development, the DOG leads and supports Grants Office staff and works closely with the College’s Business Office to ensure effective management and compliance of grant funds.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated ability to research and identify funding opportunities, collaborate with teams to develop grant concepts, write proposals, meet strict deadlines, and access, navigate, and submit grants using online portals.
  • Prior experience providing leadership for post-award grants administration
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated drive and ability to excel in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet frequent deadlines
  • Ability to synthesize high volume of information
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting functions
  • Ability to work with a broad variety of individuals and teams, including faculty, administrators, staff, and external partners with a high degree of tact, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent customer service skills to include the ability to effectively follow up and follow through
  • Detail-oriented with strong Internet usage skills and proficient in use in knowledge and use of Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience developing, submitting, and managing grants in a higher education or related setting
  • Successful track record developing and submitting complex federal and state grant applications (i.e. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, etc.)
  • Experience ensuring regulatory compliance of secured grants and interpreting federal, governmental, and/or funder rules and laws as they apply to grant contract.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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