Under the general supervision of the Executive Director and Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL), this position: (1) maintains and oversees CEEL budgets, financials, and grant administration; 2) leads CEEL's grant-seeking processes related to internal and external funding; (3) supports CEEL's fundraising initiatives; (4) coordinates and monitors CEEL's portfolio of external contracts and agreements for compliance with university, SOE and partners' requirements, policies and practices. The position is an integral member of the CEEL management team, and assists Center colleagues with grant and budget activities.
Typically a Bachelor's degree in an academic field and/or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of federal policies and regulations, philanthropic trends, and advances in grants database systems and electronic research administration.
Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience required. Graduate level coursework and/or experience in grant writing and project management in a non-profit and/or higher education setting required; experience in research preferred. Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: grant writing, diversity in issues in higher education, budgets, fiscal and data collection and analysis.
Highly developed organizational, leadership, and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to build cordial working relationships within the institution, especially with team members, and effective partnerships with external collaborators. Seeks input from others, sets achievable expectations among team members, and uses consensus when possible.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by a background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information; strong interpersonal/human relations skills with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff; ability to work independently. Excellent grammar and strong research skills required.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: pre-award research administration (compliance, budget planning, grants submission, and financial reporting) required. Experience at an institution of higher education preferred; experience in grant administration or project implementation highly desired. Familiarity required with a range of grant information sources including Grants.gov, the Foundation Directory, Grants Forward, professional list serves and other similar tools.
Ability to multi-task, plan, organize and execute day-to-day operation in a fast-paced environment; work under deadlines and maintain a detail-oriented approach to each task; ability to prioritize and delegate the flow of work on a daily basis; ability to write and edit, prepare memos and minutes, type reports and other documents efficiently.
Ability to simplify and process complex issues. Understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts. Demonstrates initiative and interest in the field by being open to new ideas, taking on new responsibilities, and adjusting plans to meet changing needs. Generates new ideas, acts on opportunities, and practices self-development.
Participates in professional development workshops and activities, review and stay current with grant development strategies and skills in order to communicate relevant trends and make recommendations.
Proficient in computer software packages that must be used to develop online surveys, analyze data, make presentations, write reports, etc. (e.g. online survey software, spreadsheet programs, presentation programs and word processing programs, AdobePro). Additionally, experience in electronic submissions using the online portals of foundations and federal agencies and software used to facilitate electronic submissions is preferred.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.