Grants Development Officer

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0660-9086
Job Family: ADM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 537


Under the direction of designated administrator, assists in developing external funding sources to support new and existing programs in the department/school/division


  1. Oversees and facilitates efforts to secure sponsored project funds, including development of proposals, fund-raising projects and programs.
  2. Explores, researches and identifies appropriate funding sources consistent with department/ school/division mission and goals.
  3. Provides technical assistance in developing grant and contract proposals compatible with department/school/division interests; interprets application guidelines and advises regarding compliance with University, federal and other agency regulations as they pertain to allowable costs.
  4. Assesses the capability to successfully compete for external funding; identifies expertise and essential support systems within the department/school/division to successfully carry out funded projects.
  5. Works with appropriate fiscal administrator to review fiscal aspects of proposal to assure compliance with funding agency guidelines, including salary, fringe benefits, purchase of equipment, matching funds required, etc.
  6. Monitors funded programs.
  7. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelors degree in field appropriate to department/school/division to be served
  2. Three to five years related experience in similar organization or in funding development; successful record of acquisition of external funding
  3. Knowledge and/or experience in program and clientele served, external funding sources and regulations as well as knowledge of needs assessment, curriculum development and evaluation methodology.
  4. Ability to work effectively with faculty and staff and be flexible in approach.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly; excellent writing skills.
  6. Ability to meet deadlines, pay careful attention to details.


  1. Master’s degree in field appropriate to department/school/division to be served

Date Created: 3/87