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Job Openings

Grant Writer

Closing Date: Continues until the position is filled
Department: Advancement
Position Type/Benefits:

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.

To Apply

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.  All items must be received before an application for employment will be processed.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

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

Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the #1 Best Regional College in Florida and #4 in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It is included in The Princeton Review’s “377 Best Colleges” guide, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make positive, consequential contributions to society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in America by The Princeton Review, listed as one of the nation’s top “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and excellence and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa, Florida.