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Date:  September 19, 2022

Position Title:  Grant Writer

FLSA: Exempt

Job Type: Regular, Full-time

Compensation: $57000-$62000

Deadline:  Open until filled

Summary: Identifies private, federal, and state grant funding opportunities that align with the mission and needs of the college. Coordinates the pre-award planning, organization, writing, and submission of grant proposals.  Interacts with investigators and administrative staff to ensure that grants comply with the regulations, funding agency, and policy requirements. Provides guidance and support to investigators in the identification and development of grant opportunities. Generates reports as needed for grant reporting.


  • Generate proposals and supporting documents in response to federal, state, and private funding solicitations.

  • Generate revenue for Northern New Mexico College through timely submissions of well-researched, well-written, and well-documented grant/fund-raising proposals.

  • Identify grant/fund-raising possibilities that address the mission of the College and that of individual academic departments.

  • Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.

  • Provides advice and guidance to researchers on applying grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; facilitates and supports the research and identification of funding opportunities on behalf of investigators, as appropriate.

  • Engage with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.

  • Engage the College’s staff and faculty to write proposals representing collaborative expertise and input.

  • Participate in generating intermediate and annual performance reports to the federal government, corporate foundations, and other funders.

  • Provide administrative and reporting support to the INBRE project.

  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations.

  • Other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in writing federal, state, and private grant proposals.

  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in federal grant data collection, reporting, and analysis.

  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in generating federal grant performance reports.


  • Minimum 3 years of work experience writing federal, state, and private grant proposals.

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in federal grant data collection, reporting, and analysis.

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in generating federal grant performance reports.

  • One year of professional experience in a college/university environment supporting faculty and students with applicable educational technologies.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies in a diverse community orally and in writing.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work concurrently on different projects.

  • Strong commitment to performing timely within deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions based on general guidelines.

  • Familiarity with general office-related software (Access, Excel, PPT, Word, etc.).

  • Ability to develop and plan budgets.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

  • Ability to effectively train or guide staff and faculty,

  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures and the ability to deliver excellent customer service.

  • Demonstrated ability to generate federal, state, and private grant funding.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer;

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds

  • Sitting for extended periods of time


  • Work is normally performed in a typical office environment.

  • If required must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:  humanresources@nnmc.edu.


Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.