HSI Grants Director

Southeast New Mexico College   Carlsbad, NM   Full-time     Research & Development
Posted on January 4, 2023
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HSI Grants Director
Job Description

Qualifications: An earned Master degree in a related field; with five (5) years of prior grants
experience in an academic environment; or a combination of professional experience related to
the standard duties as outlined.
Equivalency: An earned Bachelor degree in a related field; with ten (10) years of prior grants
experience in an academic environment; or a combination of professional experience related to
the standard duties as outlined. Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or
experience as approved by Human Resources Department
FLSA Status: Exempt
Level: 12
Salary: $76,710.66 - $86,168.43

Purpose and Scope:

Under indirect supervision, oversees a large, integrated program consisting of a set of
interconnected activities, and a group of associated, separately funded programs. Implements
workscope, establishes funding, provides program planning, budgeting, and administration, and
develops related operational policies and procedures. The programs/projects administered are
usually focused on an associated set of complementary objectives within an overall mission; may
be scientific, research, services, and/or education oriented.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Programs are usually self-funded and/or grant-funded from a major funding source or
series of funding sources. Plans, develops, implements, and coordinates a college
project(s) or program(s).
• Designs and implements systems to collect, maintain, and analyze data; generates interim
progress reports, final reports, and other information related to project(s) or program(s).
• Establishes and implements short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and
operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness and effects
changes required for improvement.
• Responsible with all aspects of sponsored research grant and contract administration
including proposal submission, account setup, administration and reconciliation of
accounts, progress reports, technical & close-out reports.
• Directs, manages, and oversees the daily administrative components of
• Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and an organizational structure to effectively
accomplish the program/project function.
• Oversees the supervision of personnel which includes: work allocation, training,
promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution;
evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates
employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
• Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the
operating unit. Performs community liaison and outreach activities for programs.
• May engage in contract negotiations and perform research; may produce and market
project(s) and product(s).
• Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost
and productivity analyses.
• Plans and develops strategies for generating resources and revenues for various projects.
• Recommends, participates in the development of, and establishes policies and
procedures; may serve on department/division/college planning and policy-making
• May represent the college to various institutional divisions as well as externally entities.
• Provides expertise in a specialized field and often participates in local or statewide task
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Performs numerous and varied special assignments and projects either at the request of
or with the approval of their supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards
applicable to the job.
• Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
• Knowledge of management principles and practices.
• Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
• Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with
a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
• Program planning and implementation skills.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy,
and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
• Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
• Ability to serve on task forces and/or committees.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
• Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze
• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
• Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
• Knowledge of federal research, foundation, and grant funding programs and
• Knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusivity as critical components of
organizational success.
• Excellent communication skills, ability to listen to new ideas and to respond in a
timely manner to faculty, students and staff.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently and to establish and maintain a high
degree of personal and departmental integrity and openness with students, faculty
and staff.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a personal commitment to equity.
• Strong detail orientation and ability to multi-task with little direct supervision.
• Ability to work under pressure with multiple interruptions and meet deadlines.
• Cooperation team player in a diverse working environment.
• Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data.

Work Environment and Physical Demand:

• Reach and grasp objects
• Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl
• Use of video display terminal
• Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skills
• Communicate information orally and in writing
• Receive and understand information through oral and written communication
• Proofread and check documents for accuracy
• Work a fluctuating work schedule

Performing the essential functions of this position requires the use of a computer throughout
most of the workday, the ability to navigate a typical office environment, significant amounts
of interpersonal interaction including oral and written communication, and the ability to keep
track of multiple tasks, projects, deadlines, information sources and business processes. This
job description is intended to be generic in nature and describe the essential functions of the
job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions
and responsibilities, and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to
the position.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Southeast New Mexico College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to
excellence through diversity. SENMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam era/disabled
veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.