Continues until the position is filled
FT/Full Benefits Package
Florida Southern College is seeking a highly skilled professional to lead the foundation and corporate giving programs through research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; writing, editing, and refining the message to this critical constituency; and planning and implementing strategies for a robust annual and periodic solicitation of foundations. We are seeking an experienced grant writer to create, lead, and manage all aspects of a fulsome foundation and grants administration.
The Grant Writer serves as the College’s grants manager and primary writer for all funding proposals, and is responsible for building successful relationships with current and prospective corporate, foundation, and government organizations that will result in significant contributions to the College and strengthen scholarly efforts across all academic disciplines. The Grant Writer will manage organizational prospects from research/identification through solicitation/ stewardship to advance FSC’s priorities and programs.
Education, Work Experience and Requirements
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree with professional writing experience, impeccable communication skills, both oral and written, a professional demeanor, a positive attitude, and the ability to keep confidences. Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures related to the position, including familiarity with appropriate business software applications; use of best practices in proposal development; ability to conduct research; understanding of branding and positioning strategies for the institution and for specific projects; ability to write for various college administrators, staff, and volunteers; ability to learn subject-specific terminology for use in developing written materials; and knowledge of when and how to use various channels of communication is necessary. Must be computer literate, creative, and organized, with a track record of highly successful solicitations and the ability to handle diverse types of work assignments.
Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials. Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.
Electronic documents can be sent to:
OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.
Download the Employment Application and Disclosure Form