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Grant Researcher/Writer

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is hiring a Grant Researcher/Writer in the Division of Alternative Delivery Systems.  The full-time, 12-month academic staff member will coordinate and execute all activities associated with grant research and writing in the Division of Alternative Delivery Systems.  The position will work with a variety of individuals in the Division to obtain grants which support the work of Distance and Continuing Education.  The position is physically located on the UW-Platteville campus in Platteville, Wisconsin.  The position is an annual appointment with the period of employment beginning February 5, 2018.  The annual salary is $48,000.


  • Manage the Division’s established grant process and calendar
  • Research, identify, engage, and cultivate prospective government, corporate, and foundation funding sources using systems and resources including, but not limited to Foundation Search, Federal Registry, LexisNexis, Foundation & Corporate Funding Advantage, and other electronic and print sources.
  • Write grant proposals and submit as determined by the grants calendar and grant reporting requirements.
  • Manage multiple grant timelines while seeking new grant opportunities and delegate the growing grants schedule.
  • Work closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Division’s administration to strategize the specific purpose, actions steps, and the amount of grant proposals/applications.
  • Represent the Division by proactively collaborating with academic and campus partners to understand and articulate needs, goals, and opportunities.
  • Maintain effective relationships with corporate and foundation partners.
  • Collect and summarize funded program/project outcomes and budget expenses and submit timely reports to funders.
  • Provide input and facilitate communications with the Foundation Office, as needed.
  • Strategically integrate and leverage alumni relations and communications activities to cultivate additional grant opportunities.
  • Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-4 years’ experience as a grant researcher and writer
  • Demonstrated successful experience in grant research and writing
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong organizational skills, project management skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in writing persuasive, clear, concise, and visually attractive proposals
  • Ability to meet deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple projects


    • Experience working in higher education
    • Understanding of Distance and Continuing Education concepts
    • Experience in or knowledge of project management


    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, January 5, 2018.  However applications will be accepted until the postiion is filled. For complete job description and application, go to our careers website https://www.uwplatt.edu/careers. AA/EEO Employer.

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Req Num 493817
ID 423397
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
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Government/Public Service
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Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
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Years of Experience 2-5 Years
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