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Grant Writer

Apply now Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services
Job no: 515874
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

The Division of Financial Service is looking for a Grant Writer to assist the Vice President of Administration and Finance units in finding and analyzing opportunities for external funding, assisting with the application process associated with such opportunities, and coordinating required compliance and reporting activities. This position will need to review and interpret detailed sponsor proposal guidelines and regulations, interpret funders’ grant spend policies, procedures, and requirements. Provide guidance and support to the VPAF leadership units that receive grants. This position will coordinate grants accounting and financial reporting responsibilities with the administrative support center to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (preferred in, communications, or business-related field)
  • Three years of relevant experience working with seeking and managing contracts and/or grants.
  • Talent for translating complex topics into clear, concise, and compelling content
  • Internet Research background
  • Previous experience with Grant Writing and/or Persuasive Communications
  • Build and steward relationships with key leaders within the grantor organizations
  • Identify specific project opportunities that align with funding priorities
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution (preferred in, communications, or business-related field)

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online Application
  2. Resume with 3 Valid References
  3. Cover letter

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by October 1, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$60,383 to $75,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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