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Grants Specialist

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a creative and detail–oriented individual for its Grants Specialist position in the Division of Professional Studies. As a member of the Division of Professional Studies, the Grants Specialist will develop various communications to support the work of Distance, Graduate, and Continuing Education, utilizing a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines and the unique needs of the departments. The Grants Specialist will collaborate with individuals both inside and outside of the Division to effectively determine and secure important funding sources, while simultaneously managing multiple projects requiring independent amounts of research and writing. Physically located on the UW-Platteville campus in Platteville, Wisconsin, this position is an annual appointment with a period of employment beginning as soon as possible. The annual salary is $57,000—61,000, depending on qualifications and/or experience.


  • 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 and submit grant proposals as determined by division priorities 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 administrations to strategize the specific purpose, action 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.
  • 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..


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated successful experience in the research, communications, and/or legal fields
  • History of successful grant research and writing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a proven track record of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in writing persuasive, clear, and concise proposals or arguments



Preferred Qualifications:

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


 Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by August 1, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. To apply go to our careers site http://careers.uwplatt.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ AA/EEO Employer




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Req Num 494059
ID 523931
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
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