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Title: Grants Developer and Administrator
Req Number: mit-00009708
Department: Comparative Media Studies
Location(s): Cambridge MA
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Administrative
GRANTS DEVELOPER AND ADMINISTRATOR, Comparative Media Studies (CMS), to meet the section’s goals of supporting faculty research and funding graduate students, primarily by focusing on institutional sources of giving, i.e., corporate, foundation, and government grants. Will collaborate with section head on supporting and coordinating research initiatives and with faculty members and research staff to develop their research ideas into fundable projects; identify and assess relevant funding opportunities, gather background and application information, and critically assess potential for success; develop and oversee proposal submission process including gathering and preparing materials to accompany grants, e.g., needs analysis, goals, objectives, timelines, budget narrative, evaluation strategies, and other supporting data; assist with reporting process for periodic and final reports and renewal applications; plan and execute cultivation events; assist the assistant dean with stewardship process as needed, including drafting acknowledgement and stewardship letters and reports; and perform related duties as needed.
REQUIREMENTS: a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred); at least five years’ grant writing experience, including familiarity with funding opportunities and application processes; proven strategic planning skills; clear understanding of how to work both independently and in coordination with key players to identify potential funding opportunities, produce strategies and proposals, and steward ongoing grants; outstanding persuasive writing skills and ability to clearly articulate complex information and funding priorities; documented success securing funding from foundation, corporate, and government sources including new funders; working knowledge of research resources for foundation, corporate, and government funding sources; exceptional organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication and diplomacy skills; and ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines. Experience in higher education and media-related areas strongly preferred. MIT-00009708-P
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