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Job Opening: Grant Writer

Position: Grant Writer
Organization: Framingham State University
Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Organization Overview

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Our founding motto, "Live to the Truth", was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "the truth" - "truth in theory and principle,...truth in spirit and motive,...truth in manner and form,...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit,...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." "Live to the Truth" continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks students and employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Framingham State University was recently named as one of the top 10 universities in the U.S. for Black students based on the equity index scoring system developed by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center. The University was also recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus.

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Position Overview

Responsibilities of this position are to assist the Director in identifying public and private funders, disseminating funding information to the university community, and preparing and submitting grant proposals to meet the strategic priorities and goals of Framingham State University. The position also includes working closely with awarded grant program staff and faculty to ensure accurate programmatic reporting and compliance on all grants. The full range of skills and responsibilities relevant to private and public fund-raising are required for this position, including strong writing, verbal communication, and analytical capacities.


Work with student intern and office administrator, as assigned.


Reports to Director, Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs. Weekly meetings with Director. Regular email correspondence on important topics and about assignments and projects.


  • Identify and research private and public funding sources for University needs
  • Inform university community about grant opportunities, awards, and activities
  • Communicate with program officers and visit funders to match University priorities with funder interests
  • Attend workshops and bidders' conferences for prospective grant projects
  • Provide assistance to faculty and staff on interpreting guidelines and regulations related to the submission and administration of grant projects
  • Coordinate and set the agenda for meetings to develop project ideas
  • Develop proposals, including research and composition
  • Facilitate submission of grant proposals
  • Facilitate submission of progress reports for grants
  • Prepare specific stewardship materials as needed including letters, briefing materials and special documents
  • Represent Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs on various university ad hoc and standing committees as appropriate 
  • Account for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.



Office environment




  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Previous experience writing grant proposals;
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word Office software applications;
  • Ability to work effectively in a high volume deadline-oriented environment.


  • Graduate Degree;
  • Three or more years grant writing experience in which the applicant was the primary author of significant proposals to a variety of agencies both public and private;
  • Experience in higher education;
  • Familiarity with funding sources in New England.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit at the rank of Staff Associate. The salary range is $53,000 to $58,000.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Candidates must apply online at by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by February 19, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket(;jsessi...).

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or

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