Job Details

SUNY Orange County Community College
  • Position Number: 4785502
  • Location: Middletown, NY
  • Position Type: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Director of Grants

Staff and Chair
Department: Grants
Locations: Middletown, NY
Posted: Nov 8, 2023
Closes: Nov 28, 2023 - 11:59 PM EST
Type: 12-month Position
ID: 169693

About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

SUNY Orange is currently seeking a Director of Grants to join the Workforce Development, Strategy, and Innovation Division. This role will be apart of our department for Institutional Advancement.

Reporting to the Vice President for Workforce, Strategy and Innovation, the Director of Grants is responsible for all areas of grant sourcing and proposal development. This includes collaborating and regularly communicating with members of the college community (especially the Provost, Vice Presidents, Academic Associate Vice Presidents, Academic Department Chairs, and the Planning, Budgeting for Institutional Effectiveness Committee [PBIE]) to identify needs and priorities for which to source grant funding.

The Director of Grants is responsible for researching and identifying funding sources, developing proposals, engaging staff and faculty in the grant writing process, providing technical support to staff and faculty involved in a grant application, and providing training for proposal development. The Director of Grants is also responsible for maintaining all aspects of grant-related recordkeeping and ensuring that the College is in compliance with all federal and state requirements. This role will ensure that the College is meeting the agreed upon deliverables and expectations for each grant. The Director of Grants will collaborate with subject matter experts and the SUNY Orange Foundation to help identify private and public funding sources that may be potential prospects for the various campaigns.

Travel between the college's two campuses and other sites is required.


Education Required:
Bachelor's degree or higher.

Experience Required: Three (3) years of grant writing or multi-grant management experience; One (1) year of experience researching or sourcing grant funding. Supervisory experience and proficiency in Microsoft Suite.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Marketing or Journalism.
Master's degree.
Experience with grant management software.
Experience analyzing and submitting grant requests for proposals (RFPs).
Grant writing experience for an educational institution.
Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with supervising personnel, coworkers, all college employees and the public.
Ability to manage multiple projects.
Bilingual skills.

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: November 28, 2023

Position begins late January 2024.

Salary: $62,256-$91,000 per annum, commensurate with experience. This is a 12 month, Staff & Chair, Grade 70 position.

SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

Cover Letter
References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

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