The Council on Social Work Education is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of excellence. Candidates who contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
The Director for Grants and Projects leads the development of strategic funding opportunities for CSWE. The Director creates a fund development plan that fosters anti-racist and anti-oppressive principles. Further, the Director develops alliances with organizations, agencies, corporations, and foundations both within and external to social work to enhance collaboration on issues critical to social work education through grants and partnerships.
The Director for Grants and Projects within the Division of Education will provide leadership for the activities associated with grants and contracts. Leadership includes, grant writing, grant management, compliance, and report writing. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for researching funding opportunities that align with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
The position may provide support to related governance groups.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Set anti-racist and inclusive funding priorities that are aligned with the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
· Develop and manage grant program design and implementation
· Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
· In conjunction with accounting department, manage the fiscal administration of grant awards including managing budgets.
· Manage the submission of funder reports.
· Ensure grant compliance within rules and regulations by the grantor.
· Develop and facilitate grantmaking processes including review and selection that seeks to elevate the strengths of grantees and eliminates anti-oppressive elements.
· Conduct prospect research for appropriate funding opportunities, focusing on grantors that are equity-minded guided by anti-racism and anti-oppression.
· Establish and maintain relationships with grant funders and stakeholders.
· Devise organizational best practices in grant management.
· Supervise Grants Coordinator
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Education
This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer, telephone, and standard office equipment; move up to 25 lbs.; move articles used in program activities. Occasional travel within the United States may be necessary.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.? They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.? Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.
Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred
· Five or more years relevant experience; knowledge of social work and/or social work education preferred.
· Expert knowledge of federal grant rules and regulations, such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFRs), OMB Circulars and other directives governing grants and contracting. Experience with regulations specific to multiple types of charitable structures, including 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(3)s.
· Proven track record of securing grants, including foundation grants and federal awards.
· Exceptional research skills to identify prospective funding opportunities.
· Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
· Experience in grants management including proposal writing, budgeting, and report writing.
· Demonstrates skill in understanding of cultural differences.
· Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
· Possess high degree of initiative and creativity.
· Excellent attention to detail and accuracy; ability to meet deadlines promptly.
· Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
CSWE is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission in higher education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, by engaging in interprofessional and international collaborations, and by advocating for social work education and research.