Coordinator, Grant Writer

Coordinator, Grant Writer


Fort Collins, CO * ID: 1203199 * Full-Time/Regular

Front Range Community College

Coordinator, Grant Writer - Larimer or Westminster Campus

Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges , recently selected as a "Most Promising Place to Work" in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.

We also have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community and will support our .

We are guided by the philosophy "One College, Many Communities." Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in our strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: and .

Who You Are

As the Grant Writer Coordinator, you will support the college's mission by helping to secure outside sources to fund initiatives and projects that advance these FRCC goals. You will serve as the lead grant writer for specific projects, lead teams of faculty and staff, and will be responsible for submitting competitive proposals that meet funder's requirements. You will also support the Director of Resource Development/Senior Grant Writer in carrying out activities related to oversight of grant compliance with federal, state, and FRCC regulations.

Please note: this is an on-campus position. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of September 27, 2021.

In your application please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Grant Writer Coordinator.

Beginning in mid-December, all employees of FRCC will have a choice to submit a copy of their vaccination card or to agree to weekly COVID-19 testing.

SALARY: Low to Mid $50s/annually



  • Support the Director of Resource Development/Senior Grant Writer, college administration, faculty and staff in identifying grant opportunities that align with college priorities.
  • Monitor funding opportunities, review solicitations, and notify college leadership and key staff and faculty whenever appropriate grants might be available.
  • Follow internal grant review procedures to ensure appropriate college leadership are supportive prior to proposal development and have reviewed the final application prior to submission.
  • Manage project development, drafting proposals and completing grant submissions. Lead grant development teams and manage proposal development timelines. Develop and write proposals (including narrative and budget development) for the college and the FRCC Foundation, ensuring that grants meet published criteria, represent college intentions effectively, and attract funder interest. Review and obtains signs off on all grant applications.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff who seek grant funding, helping them with all phases of the application process, including but not limited to researching potential funders, conceptualizing projects, writing and editing the grant narrative, developing budgets and budget justifications, obtaining approvals, and submitting proposals to the funder.
  • Track submitted proposals and awarded grants and maintains calendar of important grant-related deadlines.
  • Provide training sessions and workshops on grant development to faculty, staff, and departments participating in grant activities.
  • Update and maintains the Grants Office Intranet page to keep the FRCC community informed of FRCC's grant portfolio and upcoming grant opportunities and, to provide resources for pre-award and post-award processes.
  • Attend technical assistance workshops, webinars and bidders' conferences for prospective grant projects, and participates in professional organizations and trainings that are relevant for resource development staff.

Required Skills


  • Innovative: Develop high-level thinking and planning to form initial structure and outline of grant proposals.
  • Creative Writing: Write creative grant proposals that capture FRCC's goals and objectives for the grant as well as their rationale and how they align with our strategic priorities.
  • Critical Thinking: Review grant opportunities and identify those grants the best match FRCC needs and priorities.
  • Attention to Detail: Ensure that all components of grant requirements are addressed in the grant proposal and ensure the timely submission of grant proposals.
  • Communication: Communicate with faculty and staff regarding grant solicitation opportunities. Develop and facilitate training sessions and workshops.
  • Collaborative/Relationship Building: Collaborate with faculty and staff during the proposal development process.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Identify grant opportunities that will help advance FRCC's DEI objectives and address DE&I gaps at the College.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of grant writing and grant administration experience. Previous work should include writing and winning federal grants, or relatively large grants from private foundations, or equivalent writing experience in an academic setting


  • Experience in higher education or workforce development.
  • Experience with federal Department of Education and/or Department of Labor grants and/or HSI grants.
  • Experience forming successful partnerships between colleges, school districts, community organizations, workforce boards and other governmental entities, and/or private businesses and industry.
  • Experience in project management and evaluation.

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.


Business Operations Specialists, All Other


Bachelor's Degree


3 to 20+ years

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$42,000.00 - 66,000.00
per Year
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Fort Collins, CO 80521, US
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