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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college
serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States.
HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity
and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations,
are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members
of our society.
HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus
on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding
and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We
are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing
and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the
communities we serve.
HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: The Journal Square campus
in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation
hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety
of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically
diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award,
and the 2021 INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library
was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence
in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries
(ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding
Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving
the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort
toward continuous improvement in student success.
HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater
New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for
further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud
of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community
dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.
The Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs will lead the College's grants operation,
which provides funding that drives innovation, advances strategic priorities, and
impacts programs and initiatives college-wide. A collaborative and strategic leader,
the Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs works closely with faculty and staff
to couple educational activities and strategic priorities with government agency and
foundation interests, effectively communicating educational, experiential, financial,
and human resource aspects of HCCC programs.
The Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs will plan, implement, evaluate and champion
grant-related fundraising efforts that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward government
and corporate agencies and foundations to obtain funds for institutional priorities
at Hudson County Community College.
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement and Communications, the Director of
Grants and Sponsored Programs leads and supports several full-time direct reports
and works closely with the College’s Business Office to ensure effective management
and compliance of grant funds.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Grant Writing, Grant Management, and Fundraising
- Plans, researches, cultivates, develops, and writes proposals independently and collaboratively
with the grants team and faculty and staff, as needed.
- Develops, facilitates, cultivates, and stewards government and corporate agencies
and private foundation relationships to maximize the opportunities for gifts and other
resources, including identifying ways to partner with funders and outside organizations
when appropriate to leverage financial resources and/or institutional reputation.
- Synthesizes abstract and lengthy RFPs into two-page summaries that call the reader
- Creates all federal and state grant development and submissions in accordance with
HCCC’s grants development and management standards, processes, policies, and procedures
to ensure compliance.
- Supports the development and submission of legislative requests (e.g., state or federal
earmarks) under the direction of the President and Cabinet.
- Responsible for pre-award administration of federal, state, and private grants.
- Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and recommends strategies to guide proposal
processes from start to finish.
- Develops and implements plans for achieving projected dollar goals for high-priority
areas of the College each year in collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement
- Provides monthly and quarterly regular reports and other dashboards that communicate
grant activities, fiscal year accomplishments against strategic goals, and the current
status of grant-funded projects to the Vice President for Advancement and Communications.
- Identifies, researches, and proactively pursues grant opportunities and prospects
that match the priorities and interests of the College’s strategic priorities and
- Collaborates with Advancement staff within CRM database to build a body of research
relevant to business and corporate relationships, primary contacts, and top prospects,
among others, to enable better communications and outreach to these key contacts.
Team Management and Leadership
- Coordinates and manages meetings between and among HCCC leadership with external philanthropic
leaders/partners where appropriate.
- Plays a leadership role in promoting and providing direction, training (in-person
and virtual) and expanding the number of faculty and staff initiating and collaborating
on the development, writing, and submission or resubmission of successful proposals
and progress reports.
- Serves on internal committees and attends meetings and represents the College externally
on collaborative grant development projects when requested.
- Maintains a best practice-level understanding of local, state, and national trends
and statistics related to HCCC’s strategic priorities and points of pride.
- Performs research and maintains and analyzes background data on current and prospective
grantors from various information sources including in-house records, publications,
directories, online databases, and individuals.
- Effectively manages time and resources to respond to emerging needs while continuing
to deliver on organizational goals, objectives, and timelines while juggling multiple
priorities and competing deadlines.
- Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
- Management experience preferred.
- A minimum of 5 years of full-time city, state, and federal grants experience or equivalent
nonprofit sector business development, corporate outreach, or public relations experience.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills along with financial and data management
skills including accuracy and attention to detail.
- Proven effective written and verbal communication skills, including ability to conceive,
develop, write and manage proposals that result in action.
- Team-oriented, self-directed, and able to effectively manage priorities and projects
with a thoughtful approach to problem-solving.
- Ability to work with a broad variety of individuals and teams, including faculty,
administrators, staff, and external partners with a high degree of tact, professionalism,
- Demonstrable ability to take initiative, exercise judgment, prioritize, manage multiple
complex projects/assignments, and set/meet deadlines with an orientation toward results.
- High standards, integrity, adaptability, and comfort working in and thriving in a
fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.
- Superb administrative skills. Near-expert-level facility with Microsoft 365, including
the ability to create PowerPoint presentations and slide decks.
- Routine and recent use of Salesforce/Blackbaud platforms and prospect research tools
including DonorSearch, iWave, RelSci, and more.
- Authentic passion for Hudson County Community College’s mission.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to foundationFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence
in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to
ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment
are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position
being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.