Grant Writer

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Education, Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Position Title

Grant Writer


Dean's Office


College of Education

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Work Location

Atlanta, GA

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The Mercer University Tift College of Education is seeking a Grant Writer to assist faculty in identifying external funding opportunities, preparing and assembling grant proposals, and managing funded projects. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, the Grant Writer will be housed on the University’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta and work with faculty across the two campuses and two centers at which Tift College programs are offered and faculty are housed.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college/university is required along with two years of related experience preparing grants, manuscripts, or similar technical reports. Candidates with prior experience writing or assisting with grant preparation in higher education, specifically in an Education related area are highly desirable. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

The successful candidate must have:
•Knowledge of current practices in business administration, budget preparation, and financial record keeping
•Ability to begin and complete work assignments with minimal supervision and to adapt to changing priorities
•Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
•Ability to identify workplace challenges and implement appropriate solutions
•Willingness to develop proficiency in policies regulating grant administration and university budgeting
•Ability to support a culture of inclusion and diversity

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?

2. Describe your prior related experience.

EEO Statement


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