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Vice President & Chief Development Officer

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Job Summary

The Manager of Grants and Special Programs is responsible for managing grants and other funds used to promote the mission of Wilberforce University. The position oversees disbursement of grant funding, and an array of wraparound supports. The manager seeks new funding and ensures compliance with complex specifications established by multiple funding sources. The manager makes sure that all funds are expensed on time, on budget and to the population intended. The manager produces all required reports for regulatory agencies and serves as the primary point of contact with grant and special program funders. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prospect and secure grant funding from a number of funding sources including corporations, foundations, government and special groups.
  • Manage reporting schedules to comply with grant requirements.
  • Monitor revenue and expense flow of grants for stellar donor stewardship.
  • Assess program effectiveness using established performance measures.
  • Identify and solve operational problems and recommend changes to support leadership decision making.
  • Act as a liaison with local, state, and federal stakeholders when appropriate.
  • Ensure integrity of reporting and data processes.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned related to written donor engagement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, community development or related field. Master’s preferred.
  • Experience in securing foundational and government grants.
  • Understanding applicable laws and regulations regarding charitable giving in the State ofOhio.
  • Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines, with strong organization and priority setting skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Zoom and Raisers Edge NXT
  • A Minimum of three years of relevant grant writing and monitoring experience.
  • Must possess a passion for the mission of Wilberforce University and the students we serve.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Manager of Grants and Special Programs position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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