DATE: August 29, 2016

TITLE: College-wide Assistant Dean for Grants Development

CAMPUS: College




Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, College-wide Assistant Dean for Grants Development position within the Office of Institutional Advancement.   The Assistant Dean reports to the College-wide Associate Dean of Sponsored Programs.


This a 12-month Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers.


Job Description:

The Assistant Dean for Grants Development provides management and coordination for all pre-award grant activities, including compliance, at the College. 


Job Duties:

  1. Assist faculty, staff, and administrators with all aspects of grant/contract proposal preparation, (e.g., researching funding sources; designing/developing fundable grant projects and project goals/objectives; writing grant/contract applications; and completing forms required by funding agencies).
  2. Manage the process to research, identify, write and submit College grant proposals--foundation, corporate and government-- that support the College’s strategic plan. Also responsible for supervising submission of non-profit grant proposals through the SCC Foundation and SCC Association and the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity, and Human Understanding.
  3. Serve as Project Director for the College’s Perkins IV (Career & Technical Education) Grant, including preparation of the annual proposal and authoring all required reports.
  4. Lend technical and editorial assistance to faculty, staff and administrators in developing grant proposals, including consultation on project design, contact with funding sources, development and writing of proposals and technical review. 
  5. Ensure that all proposals are reviewed, prior to submission, by appropriate College administrators.
  6. Initiate and monitor the grants submission process for the preparation of resolutions by the Office of Business and Financial Affairs for the College Board of Trustees and the County regarding grant proposals submitted by the College.
  7. Monitor grant awards and contracts received, inclusive of all pre-award compliance requirements.
  8. Through the use of varied methods, keep the college community informed about the activities of the Office of Grants Development, including services, resources, grants under review for funding and grants awarded.
  9. Assist with annual assessment, operational planning and grants awards reporting.
  10. Conduct grants training seminars and maintain a “user friendly” environment for grants initiatives. 
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the College Associate Dean of Sponsored Programs.


Relevant experience in higher education. Master’s degree required; Ed.D. or Ph.D. preferred.  Knowledge of grantsmanship, demonstrated accomplishment and initiative in grants, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Comprehensive knowledge of regulations, guidelines, and procedures pertaining to federal/state agencies and extramurally-funded programs.  The successful applicant will be a highly organized professional with excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and administrative skills.  Candidates must be willing and able to travel, be detail oriented, able to successfully manage multiple priorities, willing to work flexible hours and be able to work well with a diverse constituency. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate success in securing humanities, arts, education, and/or non-profit grants in a higher education environment, who have experience with FastLane,, etc., and/or demonstrate knowledge of grants fiscal/compliance issues.


The College-wide Assistant Dean for Grants Development is a Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers.

APPLY TO: Suffolk County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran, marital or domestic victim status, or any other status that is prohibited by law. The College makes available to the general public information required by the Campus Security Act at the following web address:

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