Position title
Director of Grant Development
Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Department Summary Statement: The RRCC Advancement Team serves the college by promoting understanding of its people, programs, policies and needs, resulting in securing adequate public and private support essential to the fulfillment of its mission.   The Director of Grant Development supports both institutional advancement efforts and the College’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.   The Foundation was established in 1991 with the vision of removing the financial barrier and helping students of all income levels to have access to higher education. Now, more than 30 years later, generous supporters have provided more than $23 million in donations allowing the Foundation to award more than 7 million dollars in scholarships and over 6 million dollars for other Red Rocks Community College programs, and assisted nearly 3,800 students in meeting their educational and life goals.

In addition to its extensive and award-winning Foundation Scholarship Program, the RRCC Foundation is engaged in several other program areas, including the Faculty Teaching Chairs, the Foundation Board of Director's Innovation Grant Program, the Mini-Grants and Dr. Agneta Albinsson GrantsEmployee Book Fund, and supporting other college initiatives. The Foundation continues to meet its goals with help from generous supporters who believe in the transformative power of education (link is external).

Job Summary Statement: The Director of Grant Development is responsible for providing vision, leadership, coordination, and technical assistance for grants development throughout the College. This position collaborates across all levels of the college and with community stakeholders to secure and manage external resources that support the mission, vision and values of the College.

All applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit a complete application packet early for full consideration.


Grant Development

  • Advance the culture of grants development among RRCC faculty and staff by providing ongoing grants related communications, periodic grants-related training, and pursuing strategies to engage faculty and staff in seeking and implementing grant funding and grant funded projects.
  • Represent the college, as appropriate, to external partners, teams, and constituents in pursuit of collaborative projects.
  • Conduct research to identify Federal, State and local grant opportunities.
  • Evaluate grant opportunities to assess appropriateness for RRCC to pursue and make recommendations to RRCC Leadership.
  • Review and interpret funding announcements and proposal requirements to ensure thorough and timely submission of grant applications.
  • Identify and coordinate appropriate faculty and staff to assist in proposal development.
  • Facilitate faculty and/or staff workgroups participating in proposal development.
  • Conduct necessary research to support competitive proposal development.
  • Draft grant narrative and prepare all necessary attachments.
  • Work in partnership with appropriate college staff for budget development and accuracy.
  • Submit grant applications through Federal, State and local systems.
  • Hire and supervise the work of external grant writers developing proposals for the college.

Grants Management

  • Ensure the successful implementation of the college’s grant programs, including initial management of grant-funded projects.
  • Monitor ongoing progress of the project to ensure project outcomes are met.
  • Provide support to new grant project directors.
  • Provide technical assistance for interpreting guidelines and regulations for the administration of the grant funded project.
  • Prepare and submit grant reports in coordination with project directors.

Serve on college committees, task forces, and cross-functional work teams as appropriate.

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Job Location
10280 A & B West 55th Ave, Arvada, CO, 80002
Employment Type
Date posted
March 15, 2023
Valid through
April 5, 2023
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