Director, Grants Salary
Job Description for Director, Grants
Grant directors typically work for educational and non-profit organizations. The work can be mentally demanding and most grant directors are also expected to give presentations, so strong communication and public speaking skills are highly beneficial in this position.Read More...
Grant directors are tasked with reading and analyzing grant applications, determining which organizations are suitable for funding, tracking grant payment information, and communicating with both grant applicants and coworkers. Depending on the organization, they may answer to a higher-level supervisor.
Grant directors use common office technology such as word processing software and databases, and technical literacy is important in this position. These directors must feel comfortable speaking in front of groups and communicating professionally via email, and strong analytical skills are also important to analyze data and compile reports. They should also be able to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects at once.
A bachelor's degree and at least five years of experience in the field are generally required for this position, and some employers may require a master's degree and/or additional leadership experience. Most grant directors work full-time in offices during regular weekly business hours, and some remote work opportunities may be available.
Director, Grants Tasks
- Direct and guide the preparation of proposals to ensure compliance with grant regulations.
- Oversees the development of a database to track awards.
- Directs the research required in writing and editing grant proposals.
- Oversees the communications with grant-funding agencies regarding use of grant funds.
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Popular Skills for Director, Grants
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Project Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Government Grants, Data Management, and Grant Writing. It is often found that people who know Grant Management are also skilled in Budget Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Director, Grants
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Directors of Grants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $58K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $65K. Directors of Grants bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $89K.
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