Assistant Director, Grants resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and detail oriented professional who is highly organized, self-motivated experienced in grant proposal preparation, technical editing, and project management. Brings a 12-year track record of success in the grants industry. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best meet assigned goals. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro. Proactive and meticulous proofreader. Passionate about assuring outputs reflect the organization in its best light.

  • Grant Proposals
  • Proofreading
  • Document Editing
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Detail Oriented
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Project Management
  • Information Collection
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Communication
  • Artistic Design
Gannon University Erie, PA Expected in 05/2019 Bachelor of Arts : Interdisciplinary Studies - GPA :

Emphasis on Business and History

Mercyhurst University Erie, PA Expected in 1997 Associate of Science : Business - GPA :
Work History
Amikids - Assistant Director, Grants
Saint Petersburg, FL, 09/2010 - Current

The Assistant Director functions as a grant officer and provides leadership in carrying out the mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR). This position assists with securing external funding opportunities, educating constituents about grant procedures, and assisting them in the planning, preparation, editing and submission of proposals. The Assistant Director supports all phases of grant operations, including clerical and administrative duties.


  • Monitors government and foundation websites for funding opportunities. Creates and disseminates solicitation summaries that align internal interests with potential opportunities.
  • Provides leadership, expertise and guidance for applicants to prepare proposals that meet solicitation requirements.
  • Oversees the proposal editing process to ensure a complete, compliant, and cohesive submission package.
  • Works independently with internal and external stakeholders as part of proposal writing teams.
  • Maintains user access and authorization for grant application portals such as, NSF, and NIH eRA Commons.
  • Maintains file of institutional documents including, but not limited to, board of trustee list, 501c3 status, indirect cost rate agreements, facilities statements and data management plans.
  • Provides guidance and follow-up to ensure post-award reporting requirements are met.
  • Makes decisions related to the OSPR in the absence of the Director.
  • Tracks and reports key metrics for Board of Trustee meetings and campaign reporting.
  • Supports teammates by offering accurate and timely information to make decisions.
South Dakota Board Of Regents - Business Manager
Aberdeen, SD, 06/2008 - 08/2010
  • Managed and executed church business operations as well as ancillary child development and preschool missions.
  • Communicated with church council and vendors positively with particular attention to problem resolution.
  • Improved financial stability through reduced financial inconsistencies, innovative cost containment and modernization techniques.
  • Processed vital documentation, completed forms and obtained appropriate insurance, clearances, and authorization for services.
  • Assisted with hiring process and training of new employees.
  • Anticipated financial impact from operational issues and worked with leadership to develop solutions.
Ware & Parsons Financial Group - Financial Assistant
City, STATE, 08/2000 - 03/2004
  • Maintained accurate records of financial transactions in alignment with regulatory requirements.
  • Reconciled statements and accounts and resolved variances.
  • Minimized financial discrepancies, resulting in increased efficiency and accuracy in financial transactions.
  • Supported executives by conducting research, reporting and documentation.
  • Observed strict confidentiality rules to maintain data integrity and protect clients.
  • Pitched in to assist with special projects and additional tasks.
First National Bank Of Pennsylvania - Securities Clearance Supervisor, Trust Department
City, STATE, 10/1986 - 10/1992
  • Oversee Securities Clearance staff and daily processing of security transactions for Trust clients.
  • Expert resource for regulatory requirements regarding stock and bond transfer.
  • Process and maintain accurate records of all physical securities for incoming Trust clients.
  • Appropriately document and transfer registration of all incoming eligible assets
  • Appropriately document and secure physical assets that cannot be re-registered.
  • Process calculations and required information for unusual stock related events such as stock splits and spin-offs
  • Direct projects according to schedule and transaction demands.
  • Perform research to inform and respond to industry changes.
  • Establish administrative work procedures to track staff assignments.
  • Assist coworkers and staff members with special tasks on a daily basis.

Member - Grant Professionals Association

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School Attended

  • Gannon University
  • Mercyhurst University

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director, Grants
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Assistant
  • Securities Clearance Supervisor, Trust Department


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Science

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