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Grant Writer/Scholarship Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION: Administrative, Management, Professional
DEPARTMENT: Development support
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
LOCATION: Trenton, Missouri-Main Campus

Position Summary: This position is responsible for providing assistance to faculty and staff in the development of written proposals for support of college services and activities through outside funding sources.  Assist with identifying areas of college need, research potential grant and/or other funding sources, determine application procedures, write and/or edit applications and assist in fundraising for the NCMC Foundation. Responsibilities will also include assisting with the NCMC Foundation scholarship application, selection process and scholarship distribution as well as working with current and new scholarship investors.

Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Research and identify potential funding sources and grant opportunities that would provide funding to the college including but not limited to local, state, federal, and private sources.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed list of approved College initiatives for pursuit of grant funding.
  • Work closely with College leadership, Foundation, and department leads on grant funding resources and opportunities and provide updates and project information as requested.
  • Facilitate faculty and staff in successfully discovering, applying for, and securing grant funding from public sources or private foundations.
  • Remain current on industry best practices and use that knowledge to make recommendations for future grant funding initiatives.
  • Develop inquiries and communications with potential funding sources.
  • Work closely with the business and finance department on financial monitoring and compliance.
  • Manage grant awards and tracking, reporting, monitoring, and resubmission efforts for post-award compliance.
  • Update scholarship investors on funds balances, scholarship recipients and Foundation related activities.
  • Work with the scholarship selection committee on the review and selection of recipients.
  • Communicate with the Financial Aid Office on the number and amount of scholarships awarded and IT on updates to the application.
  • Maintain confidentiality when in daily interaction with data and conversations pertaining to the institution and Foundation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in English, business, communication, journalism, or other related field.


Experience: Must have at least three-years grant research and writing experience, preferably in higher education and/or nonprofit.

Skills: must have strong writing and proofing skills, excellent oral and written communication, ability to work with a wide range of individuals, excellent computer skills and data management, profound sense of integrity and accountability, must have strong time management skills and able to meet deadlines.

Physical Demands: Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both face-to-face and on the phone. Moving about between buildings on the NCMC campus; remain stationary at a desk for periods of time while typing and answering phones. Reaching, pulling, and pushing when filing; able to do repetitive tasks.

Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.