Lubbock Christian University

Academic Grants Developer

Functional Title: Academic Grants Developer
Classification: Exempt
Division: Academics
Department: Office of the Provost
Reports To: University Provost

Primary Function: Responsible for preparing, writing, and coordinating a portfolio of highly competitive grant proposals/applications for strategic initiatives that may involve interdisciplinary teams and that have the potential for broad university impact.

Office of the Provost: The Provost is LCU’s Chief Academic Officer. The office of the provost provides leadership and support for approximately 160 faculty, 84 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs, the center for teaching, learning and scholarship, the university library, global campus/study abroad, and university sponsored programs, such as the grants council and the Rhodes Institute for undergraduate research.


  • Bachelor’s degree with six years of related work experience.
  • Ability to self-regulate and self-motive. Must be very responsible and possess a willingness to take ownership of assignments and majors projects.
  • Exceptional technical writing skills.
  • All qualified applicants must also be professing Christians and must be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university. Preference will be given to active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing and proofreading successful grant applications.
  • Experience working in higher education or in organizations that fund grants to higher education.
  • Experience in policy interpretation.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Ability to identify and quickly resolve problems by fostering cooperation among individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Meet (in person or digitally) with academic leaders, grants council members, and others, to understand funding aspirations for both individual academic units and the university academic enterprise as a whole.
  • Investigate and identify funding opportunities from corporate, foundation, and government sources to support academic projects and programs.
  • Prepare, write, coordinate, and maintain a portfolio of competitive grant proposals and applications. Components would include executive summaries, research plans, facilities, and organizational resources.
  • Interpret and follow sponsor regulations, requirements, guidelines, and instructions in the preparation of grant proposals and applications.
  • Prepare final applications and proposals, including text, graphics, and formatting to ensure compliance with sponsor requirements and specifications.
  • Coordinate the grant proposal process with university stakeholders. Meet proposal deadlines by establishing target dates for each grant proposal/application including, but not limited to, information gathering, writing, and editing proposal content.
  • Develop and deliver “in-house” training/workshops on topics related to grant proposal development and preparation to faculty, department heads, and Dean’s council members.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403-B retirement plan with a matching option, and tuition benefits for employees and dependents.

The University:

Lubbock Christian University is a private, masters-level university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1957 and located in Lubbock, Texas, LCU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. LCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Lubbock is a vibrant city with a population of about 300,000. Colloquially known as the “Hub City”, Lubbock is the educational, medical, retail and entertainment center of the southern high plains of Texas.