Unity College is a leader in sustainability science, educating responsible, optimistic individuals committed to solving the world's most pressing environmental problems.
For over fifty years Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. Unity College, America's Environmental College located in Unity, Maine, serves a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College offers both flagship campus and distance education programs for undergraduate and graduate-level environmental degrees.
Unity College seeks a high achieving and driven professional with a minimum of five years of grant, proposal, or professional writing experience. Preference will be given to those with a background in both foundation and government grant writing. The Grants Officer will be creative, dynamic and driven to succeed in a highly productive and fast-paced environment and will have proven ability to establish trust and strong relationships with both funders and colleagues.
Specific Requirements Include:
Demonstrated passion for Unity College's mission.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in grant writing, proposal production, or other professional/technical writing. Previous experience with National Science Foundation (NSF) grant writing is preferred.
Exceptional written communication skills, with the ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive correspondence, proposals, and reports. Superb conversational and presentational skills.
Proven success in building and sustaining solid relationships with funders, partners and other stakeholders of all kinds.
Proven ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to identify or establish programmatic plans that meet grant opportunity requirements.
Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex plans, and translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.
Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced, changing environment that values personal responsibility and strong sense of work ownership.
Bachelor's degree required.
Prior experience or knowledge of Higher Education grant writing, and environmental sciences desired.
This position offers a competitive salary with generous benefits. Relocation assistance may be offered. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
Unity College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly colleg...e rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.