Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Chief Academic Officer
Date Revised
04/06/2021
Department
Division of Academics
Primary Purpose
To effectively facilitate the Grants Program by developing, planning, and coordinating a district-wide grant program.
Education Certification

Required:

Valid Texas Teacher’s Certificate

Master’s degree

Preferred:

Mid-Management Certification

Special Knowledge/Skills

Required:

Ability to provide instructional leadership and management in related areas

Effective skills in planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing professional development

Experience working with grants/grant writing/grant seeking

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work with others; conflict management skills

Demonstrated leadership skills at the campus level

Experience

Minimum three (3) years’ teaching experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Researches grant opportunities based upon District’s Strategic Goals, District Improvement Plan, and Campus Improvement Plans to help realize District’s Shared Vision.
  • Seeks and identifies available funding sources including Federal, State, and Private Foundations through a variety of sources, and disseminates information within the District.
  • Ability to work with Program Directors and Campus Teams to structure, prepare, and submit grant applications to meet funding needs.
  • Assist in developing, writing, and submitting in conjunction with appropriate Administrative Team and/or Campus Team members, grant proposals on behalf of the District and its programs.
  • Serves as clearing house for grants as well as reviews grant proposals prior to submission to funding agencies.
  • Establish and maintain databases to monitor grants and timelines to gather/store required documentation to ensure compliance and completion of necessary reports.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and assume responsibility for assigned tasks.
  • Maintain and update District Grant Intranet site.
  • Use strong technical editing, technical summary writing, and proofreading skills as needed.
  • Establish systems for data collection and analysis to assist in establishing district/campus needs.
  • Assist in presenting grant-writing training for staff members.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.
Tools/Equipment Used
Standard office equipment such as personal computers and peripherals
Posture
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment
Work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours
Mental Demands
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress; maintain confidentiality