Minneapolis College seeks a permanent, full-time, exempt Grants Specialist Coordinator within the Business Services Department of the division of Finance and Operations.
The Grant Writer researches opportunities, creates grant proposals, secures, tracks and stewards grant support from institutional funders (private foundations, businesses, corporations, and strategic nonprofit partners) to achieve the annual fundraising goals of the Minneapolis College Foundation.
Working across functions within the Foundation and Minneapolis College, this position collects program details and other data necessary to develop grant proposals, identifies prospective organizational donors (private foundations and businesses), writes and submits grant proposals, maintains records for grant management, and prepares final reports for institutional funders. This position will focus on generating five, six, and seven figure gifts from these institutions.
The Grant Writer reports to the Director of the Minneapolis College Advancement and Foundation and is responsible to manage a timely and efficient grants process from conducting prospect research, writing letters of intent and grant proposals, collecting outcome data, preparing and file grant reports as well as conducting donor stewardship to ensure future gifts from private institutional donors.
May be eligible for partial telework per Minneapolis College's Telework Guidelines.
An equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g., nonprofit management, business, marketing, communications, Liberal Arts)
Knowledge working with nonprofit/development roles with a successful track record in grant writing
Knowledge in persuasive writing with excellent analytical skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with a critical focus on meeting deadlines
A confident communicator who is self-motivated with an ability to prioritize tasks, work with many personalities and work styles.
Experienced in budget preparation, analysis, and management of grants.
Ability to establish and sustain collaborative relationships with funders and colleagues.
Ability to engage and identify with those you do not resemble, to learn about cultures other than your own, and a commitment to include and deal equitably with people of all backgrounds.
Must be in good standing with Minneapolis College.
The safety of all members of the Minneapolis College campus community is of vital concern. Resources including the current Annual Compliance and Security Report are available from Minneapolis College Public Safety, located at https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/public-safety.
The State of Minnesota offers eligible employees excellent benefits including health insurance; life insurance; optional dental, short- and long-term disability; paid personal and sick leave; defined benefits and defined contribution (401(a) retirement plans); tuition waiver for employees and dependents; and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.
* Salary range for this classification is $25.79 – $37.65 hourly / $53,850 – $78,613 annually.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.