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Director of Grants Development and Compliance

Apply now Tracking Code: 10052DIR2
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration, Professional and Technical (APT)
Salary: 6,250.00 gross per month

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Director of Grants Development and Compliance is responsible for providing vision, leadership, coordination, and technical assistance for grants development and management throughout the College. This position collaborates across all levels of the college and with community stakeholders to secure and manage external resources that support the mission, vision and values of the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations, or related field with coursework that required research and writing
  • Three years of grants management experience 
  • Five years of project development experience
  • Three years of meeting and planning facilitation
  • Three years of grant writing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing or managing grants for education-related organizations
  • Experience writing and submitting federal, state, local and private grants
  • Five or more years of grants management experience
  • Five or more years of project development experience
  • Five or more years of proven grant writing experience including budget development and management
  • Demonstrated leadership and organization skills, including facilitating planning and supervising project development
  • Strong experience with federal grant management

Salary is $6,250.00 gross per month.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Application Instructions: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions  

Project and Proposal Development

  • Work with College leadership, faculty, and staff to foster strategically important projects and encourage creative synergies throughout the College and with the wider community. 
  • Facilitate highly collaborative, productive grant project planning with College staff and external constituencies.
  • Communicate effectively with PPCC Foundation to ensure fundraising efforts are coordinated, in relationship to private foundations.
  • Conduct research to identify Federal, State, local, and private grant opportunities.
  • Review and interpret funding announcements and proposal requirements to ensure thorough and timely submission of grant applications.
  • Grant writing and editing creating thorough projects that further the strategic goals of PPCC.
  • Submit grant applications through Federal, State and local systems.

Grants Office Management

  • Manage office operations and lead grant meetings with grants finance team.
  • Review grant award documents, coordinate with Purchasing for contract approval, and manage award approval process.
  • Monitor the performance of grant programs for compliance with funder requirements and progress toward objectives.
  • Train and orient grant project staff in grants management processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate with grants finance staff to ensure grant managers understand their budget and monthly statements.
  • Assist grant managers with resolving grant issues.
  • Assist with preparing and submitting required reports to appropriate agencies and organizations. Review all required reports prior to submittal.
  • Maintain grant files.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to funded grant programs providing effective internal control, including the development of web-based information and processes as appropriate.

Conduct other duties as assigned to support the success of the Grants Office and its service to the College and wider community.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Comprehensive grants pursuit and management experience (including designing and implementing grant projects and writing proposals).
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • General knowledge of federal grant compliance regulations.
  • Verified ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals to accomplish complex tasks within a defined period.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate grant initiatives from different divisions and units.
  • Ability to understand and develop budgets.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate information and data.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate brainstorming and develop projects.
  • Extraordinary writing, grammar, editing and research skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of external funding sources, especially federal and state government sources but also private sources.
  • Experience conducting trainings.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of technologies required to effectively accomplish the responsibilities of this position. At a minimum, these include MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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