Salary: $102,281.16 – $123,280.80 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Grants Developer-23
Closing: 1/2/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Grants Developer-23
Division: Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning and Grants
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on January 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
Service excellence is at the core of the Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Grants (IERPG) office at Cerritos College. IERPG provides timely and trustworthy data to all campus constituents at the same time it gives these stakeholders counsel in data-driven planning and decision making. IERPG also serves as the nexus for municipal, state, and federal reporting for the college, relying on its analysts to ensure the integrity of reporting, understand the business processes that make up the data, and articulate the importance of those reports to the campus community. In addition, IERPG acts as a resource for developing grants through external funding opportunities at Cerritos College.
Provides leadership, coordination, and advanced proposal writing for the College’s grant development opportunities that support institutional priorities and faculty research. Works collaboratively with faculty and staff, external organizations, and individuals to identify external funding opportunities that align with the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Grants Developer is a senior professional position requiring the ability to find, develop, propose, and secure funding sources for programs and secure commitments that meet institutional priorities. The Grants Developer demonstrates the ability to coordinate and prepare compelling grant proposals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Researches new funding opportunities available through local, state and federal government agencies, as well as through private and corporate foundations. Coordinates with Administration to determine if funding opportunities are appropriate for the College.
- Disseminates grant information to faculty, staff, students, trustees, Foundation directors, and other constituents of the College.
- Enhances the College’s grant-writing capacity through development and maintenance of a network of contacts with funding agency officials and collaborating organizations.
- Participates in short-and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement donor relations goals and objectives, in preparation for writing proposals.
- Facilitates workshops for and provides technical assistance to College staff, faculty, and administrators in grant writing and development.
- Provides information about proposal development strategies, policies and procedures related to grants, grant terminology, grant management and other grant writing and development.
- Prepares grant proposals that establish new College endeavors and to support and revitalize existing programs and services.
- Coordinates organizational meetings with faculty and staff to discuss guidelines, generate ideas, design projects, and write sections of the proposal
- Sets standards for the format and content of grant proposals written by others. Develops outlines, timelines, staffing, budgets and College templates for grant proposals according to funding guidelines. Edits and organizes grant proposals written by other staff and faculty.
- Reviews all grant proposals sent from the College for clarity, conformity with funding program priorities, and for compliance with the policies and outcomes required by philanthropic organizations, government agencies, and private entities.
- Trains those responsible for administering grants in monitoring activity, assessing accomplishment of outcomes, preparing compliance reports, and submitting claims for reimbursement.
- Prepares and recommends a budget for grant development office activities. Monitors approved budgets.
- Maintains necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource materials pertinent to grants office activities.
- Develops formats for regular communications to grantors, including web pages that offer up-to-date information and status.
- Maintains currency in knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
This position requires a Bachelors degree and five years of experience in grant development, fundraising and development, or equivalent. Additional post-graduate education may substitute for some experience.
- Experience with providing leadership for, and coordinating with all District personnel, to identify program needs in alignment with institutional and annual planning by conducting research of potential federal, state, private, and non-profit funding sources to evaluate feasibility and fit with District needs.
- Familiarity with synthesizing key information from Requests for Application (RFA) and/or other funding, award, and competitive application opportunities for District leadership to effectively evaluate priorities.
- Familiarity with developing, writing, and submitting successful grant proposals, which includes accurate, compliant budgets with state and federal regulations.
- Experience with assisting assigned project directors on grant terms and conditions with the ability to advise on grant management and best practices to ensure compliance (e.g., ensure timely, accurate reports, as needed).
- Experience with principles, practices, and methods of budget development and management, and grant tracking and monitoring.
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires specialized knowledge of philanthropic, civic, federal, state, local, and other governmental forms of grant opportunities. Requires knowledge of grant opportunities for higher education. Requires knowledge of regulations and procedures for grant seeking, funding, and administration in the public sector. Requires knowledge of and skill in preparing proposals that connect process with outcomes. Requires welldeveloped knowledge of and skill at using computerized applications such as those for office productivity and web-based research. Requires advanced knowledge of and skill at oral and written English to prepare professional correspondence, presentations, and compelling grant proposals. Requires sufficient math skills to prepare cost-benefit analyses. Requires well-developed human relations skills to be persuasive in introductions and presentations to outside individuals and groups.
Requires the ability to develop and implement annual goals and objectives for a function and for specific programs and promotions. Requires the ability to learn and apply applicable requirements of the education code and College policies. Requires the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with college staff, community members, media representatives and co-workers. Requires the ability to direct and prepare press releases and other materials. Requires the ability to demonstrate sound judgment and creativity in the application and interpretation of events, situations, rules and regulations. Requires the ability to write in a professional manner, proofread and edit accurately, and compile presentation-quality reports. Must be able to train and provide direction to others and to organize and manage multiple projects. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.
Position requires ordinary ambulatory ability to move to locations on-and-off campus. Requires sitting and operating a keyboard to enter data into a computer terminal for extended periods of time. Requires hand-eye-arm coordination to use a personal computer. Requires auditory ability to carry on conversations in person and over the phone and to conduct public speaking to large audiences. Requires visual acuity to facilitate layout of artwork and text.
Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver’s license.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Grade 52 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($8,523.43 – $10,273.40 /month).
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)
Participation in the Public Employee’s Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.
After the application closing date, a search committee will review and invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. As these are highly competitive positions, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. If you have questions or would like to follow-up regarding your application, please contact Human Resources at HR@Cerritos.edu as search committee members are unable to discuss specific recruitments.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position.
Hours of employment are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s COVID-19 webpage
** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
Transcripts and Foreign Degrees
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of Unofficial Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-2b9d4d211f51304abfdf3f12d4722f80