Reporting directly to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the System Director of Grants Administration provides system-level thought leadership and strategic vision to implement and execute the objectives of the Office of Grants Administration. This work includes the responsibility to lead, plan, and direct all operational and personnel activities of the department, including management and administration, budgeting, and reporting functions. This role also has responsibility to work across units to lead policy and process with Financial Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor.
Cross Functional Leadership and Accountability
Advises and consults with KCTCS governmental affairs staff as well as federal and state lobbyists to help lead, inform, and shape policy at the national and state level as it relates to grants administration
Advises the Chancellor and Vice Presidents to establish and periodically update strategic plans designated to enhance outcomes for the Office of Grants Administration and overall Institutional Advancement
Convenes, directs, and provides thought leadership to the KCTCS Grants Administration Peer Team and represents Grants Administration to the External Relations Action Team
Manages interaction with appropriate staff in Financial Affairs to improve internal policies and processes to accomplish all necessary requirements and functions for federal, state, and local sponsored programs as well as private grant support
External Engagement and Lead Development
Identifies and administers new opportunities for grant support with a specific emphasis on shaping federal and state policy and growing private grant support
Establishes and maintains relationships and cultivates support of appropriate personnel in federal, state and local agencies and private grant making entities
Represents KCTCS sponsored project funding opportunities, trends, etc. at the local regional, state and national levels, including leadership roles at related meetings, workshops, conferences, and trade groups
Teaching and Training:
Identifies needs and develops teaching and training at the college and system levels to enhance abilities relative to identifying, securing, executing, and stewarding public and private grants
Designs and develops suite of training and professional development resources for ongoing proficiency, efficiency, and excellence
Oversees development of the information portal (intranet) to meet the service and support needs of relevant faculty and staff
Conducts ongoing individual, college, and system-wide training sessions and professional development activities for faculty and staff on planning, writing, organizing, developing, implementing, working will, sponsors and effectively managing sponsored projects
Grant Development and Management
Leads, directs, and manages system staff to provides leadership, service, and support for college grant opportunities from public (federal, state, and local) and private sources
Leads grants administration development and management infrastructure to coordinate activities across funders, colleges, and in alignment with KCTCS strategic goals and priorities
Administers grant negotiation from external funding sources and ensures compliance with KCTCS regulations and policies, cost sharing/matching requirements, fringe benefits, and evaluates legal implications
Reviews and approves all project budget revisions, fund transfers and closeout activities in coordination and conjunction with the KCTCS department of Sponsored Project Accounting
Delegates and advises grant development and management
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor's Degree and eight (8) years of position-related experience, or equivalent.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES - Master's Degree or equivalent.
KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment. Initial review of applicants will begin on March 4, 2020
Position is open until filled.
Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview. To apply, visit https://careers.kctcs.edu/
About KCTCS - Kentucky Community and Technical College System
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is the newest postsecondary education institution in the Commonwealth. KCTCS was created by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1). Our 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses are deeply rooted in the educational history and tradition of Kentucky.