The Research Associate is responsible for identifying, researching, and writing a variety of grant proposals for college
programs (funded by government agencies, corporations and/or foundations) for Tougaloo College. He/She must increase
and sustain successful grants and contract activity by working with the College Administration in researching and
identifying prospective resource opportunities to write and prepare grants for submission. Assists with processes and the
management of specific awarded grants and contracts, as identified by the College Administration. Works internally with
faculty, administrators, academic support and accounting personnel in the writing and execution of grant awards. Works
externally with governmental agencies, foundations, corporations, and philanthropic entities in identifying grant prospects
and building positive relationships. Serves as the liaison between the College and granting agencies and ensures peak
execution of reporting and compliance with grant requirements. Directs the pre-award and post-award functions of specific
grant applications and awards, as identified. Conducts on-going grants administration, program and foundation
management research as needed; identifies trends, and seeks opportunities for innovation. Oversees management of paper
and electronic grant files to ensure the integrity of grant records and the grant-tracking database; develops and ensures that
proper file documentation is maintained in the administration of all grants, including self-personnel time tracking records.
Ensures that the review of all NOFAs, RFPs or any other required proposals related to grants is completed in a timely and
thorough manner. Collaborates with other College staff and faculty, and works with internal and external stakeholders, as
well as government agency representatives; serves as the College’s point person for due diligence process on grant making.
A minimum of an earned academic or professional master’s degree, and five or more years of experience in successful
grants administration and grants writing. Prior experience as project director and/or principal investigator with minimum of
seven-year track record of funded proposals; prior experience as director of a college/university sponsored programs office
preferred. Prior teaching and/or training experience. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, design, and
layout skills; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, ACCESS, Jenzabar, Raiser’s Edge and/or other software used for data
management. Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, work independently, work as an effective leader and team
member, make sound judgments, be flexible, and adapt to a changing work environment. Possession of patience, tolerance,
understanding, good organizational skills, strong, analytical problem-solving and interpretative skills, and familiarity with
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500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
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