Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.
About the Department
At the University of Cincinnati College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students' personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) faculty and staff have earned UC the distinction of being U.S. News and World Report's (2023) #1 public university for co-ops and internships.
The College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) is expanding its team to include a grant writer who can support the College in obtaining funding related to the CCPS mission.
The Grant Writer will strategically design, implement, and evaluate programs that provide faculty and staff with direct support and professional development in the skills necessary to create successful proposals to public and non-public sponsors.
Work through the proposal development process to conceptualize, draft outlines, conduct research, and write proposal sections to ensure overall quality, consistency, and responsiveness of all elements of technical proposals.
Work collaboratively with CCPS leadership, faculty, staff, and program teams to identify funding opportunities and develop strong proposals for projects related to the CCPS mission.
Create and deliver grant writing and facilitation training workshops for CCPS faculty and staff.
Participate in strategic collaboration with relevant partners including UC government relations and lobbyists.
Maintain knowledge of changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
Maintain proactive communication with state, federal and private foundation sources/sponsors to inform the College of trends, issues, and opportunities related to workforce development and other mission-relevant topics.
Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with academic, professional, and clerical staff and with representatives of funding agencies.
Compile proposal inputs for varied scholarly programs.
Ensure the highest quality of writing for all proposal sections prepared by faculty and staff.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Three (3) years of experience in grant research and writing.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty and staff across colleges, departments, and/or disciplines.
Grant writing experience and proven success in obtaining funding.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include:
Cover letter of interest
All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position. A writing sample may be requested during the interview process.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range of $55,000 - $59,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.