Job Opening: Director of Government Grants

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, this senior employee will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive government grant solicitation and government grant management program that aligns with the college’s mission and strategic plan. The successful leaders will be able to navigate the schedules and bureaucracy of government agencies and the political and competitive dynamics of funders. This employee will successfully manage and execute a portfolio of federal, state, and local funding opportunities while providing supervisory support of other grant related position(s) and initiatives. Additionally, this employee will coordinate both pre-award and post-award management, working with finance teams, faculty, and administrators.


  1. Create, write, and edit grant proposals and required documentation in partnership with faculty, staff, and college administrators by the appropriate deadlines. This position focuses on the procurement and management of governmental funded grant opportunities.
  2. Monitor and manage awards including budgeting, reporting, and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of the grant.
  3. Assist faculty in preparing and submitting grant applications, including writing copy, using appropriate forms, developing a budget and justification, gathering bio sketches and other support, applying via
  4. Identify federal, state, and related grant opportunities that will assist in accomplishing the mission, goals and objectives of the College. Evaluate and provide written summary of the viability of opportunities for faculty and administration.
  5. Guide the approval process for grant submission.
  6. Grow the grants program by increasing the number of grants written and applied to on an annual basis.
  7. Manage internal awards and establish new funds with Director of Advancement Services.
  8. Work with the Vice President of Advancement to educate faculty and staff about grant opportunities, the functions of the grants program, and proactive strategies to ensure readiness for grant success.
  9. Work closely with the college staff to articulate the impact of grants on the College, students, departments, local employers and the community.
  10. Other responsibilities as assigned.


A qualified candidate will have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and affirm and support the vision, mission, statement of faith, and community life covenant of Montreat College.

Qualifications Include

  1. Experience in leadership and management of funded grants.
  2. Experience with federal and state regulations with regard to grants and accounting.
  3. Ability to conduct research on prospects and other opportunities for new funding with emphasis of College priorities, stakeholder interests, and trends in the donor and partnership landscape.
  4. Demonstrated experience in being part of a functioning team and leading other team members.  
  5. Ability to adapt quickly to changing project goals.
  6. Expertise in paying attention to details and excellent organizational skills.
  7. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion.
  8. Ability to multi-task and problem-solve.
  9. Ability to function independently and with little supervision.
  10. Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and build strong relationships with faculty and staff.
  11. Ability to treat people with respect, keep commitments, inspire the trust of others and uphold institutional values.
  12. Experience in use of computers and related software, including data processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, email, and various other computerized programs, including online grants databases.
  13. Knowledge of data management practices and reporting of progress to funders.

Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 3-5 years successful experience in the grant procurement field; 5+ years preferred.

Reports to: Vice President for Advancement                                                                             

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application.
  2. Cover letter reflecting the candidate’s ability to perform the job as detailed in the job description.
  3. An updated resume.
  4. Personal statement of Christian faith.

Send application materials to:

Garrett Luck
Vice President for Advancement

About Montreat College

Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.


Job Opening: Director of Government Grants

This senior employee will be responsible for implementing a government grant solicitation and management program aligning with the college’s mission and strategic plan.

Salary Currency: USD

Payroll: MONTH

Date Posted: 2023-04-05

Employment Type : FULL_TIME

Hiring Organization : Montreat College

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Location: PostalAddress, 310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC, 28757, USA

Education Required:

  • Bachelor Degree

Experience Required: 36 Months