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Director, Grant Development & Compliance

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Community College of Denver
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Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment.  CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application packet submitted by candidate.  Completed application packet includes: a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under “Minimum Qualifications”; an online application; resume; and transcripts.  All candidates, including current Community College of Denver employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above.    

Only completed application packets will move forward for screening.  Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed below to be considered.  Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Community College of Denver and cannot be copied.  



The Director of Grant Development and Compliance reports directly to the Executive Director, CCD Foundation. The Director of Grant Development and  is responsible for identifying grant opportunities, partnering with Advancement, college leadership, faculty and staff to submit grant applications and proposals, and collaborating with Fiscal Services to ensures grant compliance and reporting. 

Areas of Responsibility


The Director of Grant Development and Compliance leads and monitors the grant development process. This includes monitoring grant sources and grant planning and development. This position writes proposals, and submits applications on behalf of the College and the Foundation, monitors federal, state, foundation and other grant sources to identify upcoming grant opportunities, and implements a process to establish grant priorities, organize teams, gain buy-in, and lead the planning and development of grant proposals and submissions, in collaboration with their supervisor, and college leadership. The Director of Grant Development and Compliance uses technology to track proposals from initiation to submission, monitor grant performance, anticipate approaching deadlines, and plan steps going forward to complete grant programs.

In addition to leading the grant development process, the Director of Grant Development and Compliance educates faculty and staff regarding the grant development process, seeks opportunities to form partnerships with key community agencies to develop joint grant applications and proposals, and works closely with the Foundation and with Fiscal Services to ensure programmatic grant compliance and reporting.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years of demonstrated success in securing and managing grants from a variety of sources, including federal, state, non-profit and private foundations
  • Two (2) years of experience forming successful relationships between colleges, community agencies, governmental entities and/or private businesses
  • Fundamental knowledge of federal grant rules and accounting procedures
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively develop grant budgets
  • Skilled at building partnerships and collaborative ventures
  • Teaching and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to use technology to manage work
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Integrity and a commitment to professional ethics
  • A commitment to professional development and a constant striving for excellence
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
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  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience working in higher education, or a similarly large and complex organization
  • Familiarity with the Colorado philanthropic and grant making landscape
  • Grant Manager Certification

OPEN DATE:   May 13, 2020

CLOSING DATE:   May 27, 2020 4:30PM    

SALARY:   $57,179.67- $62,897.64 Annually    

Our campus is located in downtown Denver, adjacent to two light rail stations, and just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and event venues.  When you visit our campus, it will be immediately evident that our faculty, staff, and instructors are passionate about serving our diverse student population. At CCD our passion is to help others, and we offer career pathways that will make a difference in the lives of our students.  

If you are interested in sharing our passion for student success, CCD offers generous medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement options. We also offer the opportunity to expand your education, and those of your dependents, through our tuition reimbursement program. 

For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on the following link:

How To Apply

Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at which includes:

  1. Electronic Application, Click ‘New Resume’ at the bottom of this page
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume
  4. References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references
  5. Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred 
  6. Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable 


**All included attachments should be saved with the following nomenclature:  Last name, First name Document; for example Doe, John Resume; Doe, Jane Transcripts

***Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications.  Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.  Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example:  Four (4) years applicable part-time experience equals 2 years full-time equivalency.

You will only be able to upload five (5) documents.  Please send any document for your application that is over the allotted amount to You will not be able to save your application and resume at another time.  The system will time out after 45 minutes.

CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer. 

Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration.

CCD recognizes that administration, faculty, instructors, and staff reflect the diversity of its students and community and prohibits employment and student discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For information regarding Community College of Denver Security, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area, please see the CCD Campus Security website under “student’s right to know”: For a hard copy report please contact 303-352-3042.

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