Office of the Provost
Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2022
JOB TITLE: Grant Writer
POSITION NUMBER: GW9901
HIRING SUPERVISOR: Director of Sponsored Research & Institutional Grants
DEPARTMENT: Office of the Provost
SUMMARY: The Grant Writer works in collaboration with faculty to prepare and submit competitive high-quality grant applications, and develops institutional level grant proposals for funding, including educational research, student support services, scholarship and diversity, equity and inclusion focused proposals for state, Federal, and private foundation funding sources.
JOB DUTIES: The Grant Writer will write and edit grant proposals, consult individually with faculty to support their proposals, develop boilerplate language for proposals, and periodically conduct faculty writing workshops. Specific duties may include:
- Coordinate the development of institutional grant proposals.
- Review RFPs in detail to understand grant requirements and make recommendations to the proposal team.
- Outline framework for proposals (main sections and supporting documents according to RFP requirements).
- Draft narratives for certain proposal sections.
- Work with faculty to prepare letters of intent and white papers.
- Review and edit proposal drafts to:
- Correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and tone;
- Improve English usage and adapt text for better readability or consistency;
- Format proposal contents according to requirements.
The position reports to Lawrence Technological University Vice President for Research and is expected to work in collaboration with the Director of Sponsored Research and Institutional Grants, Associate Deans for Research in College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, Marburger STEM Director, the Social Media Faculty Liaison, as well as faculty teams to develop competitive grant proposals including institutional level funding supporting educational research and scholarship.
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Communications, English or other related field.
- Five or more years of experience in professional or technical writing is desired along with experience in grant writing for federal, state, and/or private funding organizations. Applicants are required to provide writing samples.
- Experience with grant proposal development in which the applicant was the primary author of significant, successful proposals to a variety of agencies.
- Federal proposal development experience.
- Experience with facilitating project teams.
- Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess data.
- Experience managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Complementary degree credential in a STEM discipline.
- Experience in theoretical models commonly used in educational research, as well as development and use of logic models in program design.
- Workforce development programming experience.
- Community based participatory research experience.
- Professional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employment.