Job Description:

  • Grant management – Serve as a point person within LEO taking a comprehensive approach for grants management. Working with Notre Dame Foundation Relations (NDFR), maintain comprehensive approach strategy for all of LEO’s funding partners (active/potential) and manage deadlines and due dates for all active and future grants. This includes understanding our grant goals for the coming fiscal years, identifying all prospective opportunities, assembling and project managing project teams to complete the grant for submission to NDRAC for their submission, and managing the programmatic reporting and grant deliverables upon successful grant applications.
  • Grant writing – Coordinate and lead grant writing processes by working with faculty, staff, and University partners to prepare proposals (write narratives, gather documentation). This role project manages the entire grant writing process for project-based grants and is responsible for writing and project managing center-based grants to ensure an efficient process and successful external funding results.
  • Grant seeking – Conduct prospect research to identify grants aligned with LEO’s mission and funding priorities. This includes a deep understanding of research projects and matching those projects with external grant opportunities.
  • Reporting – Project manage reporting processes, both internal (for LEO leadership) and external (to funders). Manage deadlines for all reporting requirements in collaboration with NDRAC and NDFR, and generate reports for LEO management on prospects, proposals and awards.

This is a five year, limited-term position. Contingent on funding, the position may be extended.

The ideal candidate will have strong written communication skills, excellent project management abilities with a high level of attention to detail.

Bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts – one where significant writing was required and developed
Five or more years of experience
Professional writing experience
Proven resourcefulness and independence
Ability to work on and with a dynamic team
Demonstrated passion for service and social impact

Master’s degree
Grant writing success-government and foundations

About Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities

Who we are: The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame is a research center dedicated to reducing poverty and improving lives in the United States through evidence-based programs and policies.

Where we are going: LEO is launching a new effort to support scale and replication of proven anti-poverty programs connected to our key strategic metric of getting evidence used. It is our goal to make LEO a place where innovative programs that are proven to have positive impact can be packaged and scaled nationally. In order to achieve this goal, LEO is launching a replication and scale unit to drive forward successful scaling of impactful programs. While impact evaluations in the form of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the heart of our work at LEO, getting evidence used is a key to fulfilling our mission to reduce poverty and improve lives. As with all of LEO’s work, we center this work on our social service provider partners to drive forward their program from serving one community, to serving many. This unit will also work with key “scale partners” to drive forward program packaging, establish funding for each stage of the process and support the operations and infrastructure needed to sustain a network of programs.