Director, Grants Development

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

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Job Description

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Director, Grants Development. The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latinx/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. As one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes.

College of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following:

Director, Grants Development

A Classified Administrator Position

Review Date: October 7, 2020


Under the direction of the Vice President, Canyon Country Campus and Grants Development, manages the grant development process, including the identification of external funding opportunities to support college projects and strategic goals, the prioritization of funding needs, coordination of pre-proposal contact with funding sources, development of proposals in conjunction with appropriate administrators, managers, staff and faculty. Performs other duties as assigned.


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Application Process:

Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on October 7, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online.

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Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4-5 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

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Job Requirements
(Requirements 1 and 2 must be met in order to qualify for the position):

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Five years of successful grant procurement and implementation experience, including experience in proposal development and negotiation, and experience in the preparation and monitoring of grant budgets.


Every administrator with the College is expected to be:
• Committed to Student Access, Engagement, and Success.
• Willing to take strategic risks related to student-oriented change.
• Capable of building strong teams.
• Motivated to establish urgency for improvement.
• Able to plan lasting internal change.
• Results-oriented, ensuring effective implementation, routine assessment of programs and continuous data-informed improvement.
• Effective at communicating and listening to foster strong relationships, shared priorities, and inspire trust and action.
• Considerate of fiscal responsibilities and sound operations.
• Dedicated to entrepreneurial fundraising that aligns to student access, engagement, and success goals.
• Effective in developing effective external partnerships to achieve broader aims for student success.
• A creative, innovative, energetic instructional leader; a technologically sophisticated professional who is skilled in various technology applications.
• A supporter of consistent and on-going professional development initiatives, in pursuit of the college’s strategic goals.
• A fair-minded, ethical, and honest leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the courage and integrity to lead and accept responsibility.