Grant Writer
  • CSUN -the University Corporation
  • Northridge, CA
  • October 9, 2020
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Job Description

The person is responsible for ensuring the financial sustainability of ARCS primarily by supporting the Directors in solicitation efforts working with CSUN internal stakeholders (students, professors, administrators) and external stakeholders (industry, government, community, NGOs).

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Center

CSUN Autonomy Research Center for STEM (ARCS) is a multidisciplinary university center of excellence that significantly contributes to NASA’s and other partners’ research in autonomy for space exploration, civil aviation, and other emerging autonomy-related research areas. ARCS substantially increases CSUN’s institutional research capacity, develops a STEM workforce, and commercializes research results to address pressing societal needs.

Major Duties

Reporting to the Directors, the Grant Writer is a member of CSUN ARCS management team. The person is responsible for ensuring the financial sustainability of ARCS primarily by supporting the Directors in solicitation efforts working with CSUN internal stakeholders (students, professors, administrators) and external stakeholders (industry, government, community, NGOs). The person monitors relevant federal, state, and local legislation to identify potential sources of funding. Sustainability essentially involves developing and implementing fundraising and other advancement activities aimed at public and private agencies and donors or donor prospects. The person prepares, or causes to have prepared, content, and materials needed for proposals to funding agencies, donors, and donor prospects as well as developing gift recognition and acknowledgment materials, appeal letters, etc. The person works with ARCS faculty researchers to ensure that external collaborators are involved and active in all resource development efforts. The person works with volunteer and staff committees and task forces to help create an environment that encourages strong support for the Center. The person assists the Directors in compiling reports, and they hire, train, and supervise direct reports and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required and a Master's degree or higher preferred. The person should have excellent writing skills with a minimum of three years of professional-level experience related to grant proposal writing and research or other funding application preparation. The person should be able to travel up to 2 days per month.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The person should be able to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders and have effective personal and interpersonal skills. They should have a strong work ethic and proficient organizational, analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills; should have excellent oral and written communication abilities; and have the ability to multitask, prioritize goals and activities, track and report income milestones and meet deadlines. The person should have knowledge of fundraising information sources and be proficient in using standard office and fundraising software including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. The person should possess the values of integrity, compassion, justice, and affirmation as well as have a commitment to fairness, dignity, and respect a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).

Salary Rate:    $65K-$85K, depending on experience

How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best-qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins September 21, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.


CSUN -the University Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.