The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal justice seeks a grant writer to assist in efforts to seek funding and support for its current and planned activities in criminal justice law and policy.
Assist in researching and identifying potential grant opportunities, including those internal to the university, in the field of criminal justice to support existing and planned activities.
Develop a tracking system for ongoing grant cycles.
Develop program narratives and project descriptions that can be used for grant applications.
Prepare grant applications and other supporting documents in response to identified grant solicitations.
Work with program staff to develop appropriate content for grant applications.
Coordinate and prioritize grant application processes to keep multiple applications moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines, manage supplemental material required for proposals.
Work with Robina Institute staff, leadership, and faculty as well as various University departments to ensure that materials are completed with sufficient time to allow for internal University approvals.
Provide written and verbal communication to potential funding sources.
Provide follow-up communications and thank-you communications with funders and internal University departments.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or similar, or three years of experience in grant writing.
Demonstrated strong organizational skills, with superior attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction to initiate and complete proposals.
Demonstrated excellent writing and grammar skills in both written and verbal communication.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve when necessary.
Demonstrated excellent computer skills (esp. Microsoft Word and Excel).
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce high-quality work products within tight time constraints.
Demonstrated ability to effectively balance team and individual responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to craft funding proposals and related budgets in a clear and compelling manner.
3-5 years of grant writing experience for higher education or non-profits.
Familiarity (or ability to quickly familiarize) with legal and criminal justice issues.
Familiarity with development and fundraising processes at the University of Minnesota.
Experience coordinating solicitations of individual donors as well as foundations, corporations, and other funding sources.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.