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Director of Grant Development and Administration
Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: Academic Affairs
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Dec 1, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID: 170473

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The Director of Grant Development and Administration secures grants to fulfill the College's mission and the goals of the Momentum: 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, and oversees the implementation of grant projects. Under the supervision of Dean of Academic Initiatives, the Director of Grant Development and Administration will be responsible for the following:

Campus Communication

  • Research grant opportunities, and disseminate relevant grant opportunities to campus constituents.
  • Present opportunities to colleagues and facilitate discussion regarding planning and viability.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff on aspects of grant-seeking and proposal development.
  • Lead the institution in developing, revising and promulgating grants policies and procedures.

Prospect Research

  • Coordinate prospect lists with STCC Foundation to avoid duplication of solicitation and assist in the identification and preparation of prospects for major campaigns.
  • Update department website with training opportunities and recently awarded grants.
  • Find grant opportunities to fulfill the College's mission and the goals of the Strategic Plan and analyze for funding capacity and project match.

Funder Cultivation

  • Develop faculty and staff ability to build and maintain relationships with private funders.
  • Provide and facilitate professional development on cultivation techniques with corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Coordinate visits of funders to campus or campus personnel to funders' offices.

Grant Proposals

  • Work closely with faculty and staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals. Organize teams and lead idea generation and proposal submission.
  • Prepare supporting documents, including MOUs and MOAs with internal and external partners.

Grants Management

  • Oversee the implementation of grant projects.
  • Provide support and direction to the Grants Compliance Manager in carrying out duties such as filing amendments, completing annual reports, applying for extensions, and working with the Business Office.
  • Oversee grant record keeping to ensure compliance with College policy and funder regulations.
  • Perform special projects and related responsibilities as requested.


  • Supervise, collaborate with, and evaluate the Grants Development Specialist and Grants Compliance Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree required. A Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience in successfully developing grant proposals for submission in a non-profit or higher education setting.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of web-based prospect search tools, i.e. Foundation Directory Online.
  • Experience writing federal, state, and private grants, particularly in a non-profit or higher education setting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal laws and guidelines for administration of Federally funded grant projects including OMB Circulars and EDGAR.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cross-functional, collaborative working relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff with academic, administrative, and other functional units on campus.
  • Fluency with quantitative and qualitative data, including the ability to use data in support of grant design and administration.
  • Ability to manage a diverse set of issues simultaneously and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual environment.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of a campus-wide strategy for grants development and implementation.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the community college mission and the role of the grants office in helping the College achieve its stated mission of supporting students and transforming lives.


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Works in an office setting. Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. The individual needs to move about inside the office to access office machinery. Constantly operates a computer and other equipment i.e. copier. This person frequently communicates with students, faculty and staff. Must be able to exchange accurate information.

Additional Information:

Salary: $85,000 - $90,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience
Benefits: Yes, Full Time Position 37.5 hours per week
Union: NUP
Grant Funded: No
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All available positions are located at: which applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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