Job Description:
Position Number 43560
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

This position requires a highly motivated individual who is capable of working independently or in a team setting while seeking grant opportunities for WCMU Public Media. Responsible for drafting grant applications and proposals to corporations, community foundations, state and federal entities. Solicits and manages federal, state and community grants to include reports, budgets and coordination with the University contract department. Develops budgets and appropriate related materials for submission to organizations.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, broadcasting, communication or related field or the equivalent combination of related experience and education.
Two years of professional experience as a grant-writer in a governmental, university or non-profit organization.
Demonstrated success in the ability to procure and execute grants from a variety of sources.
Demonstrated ability to meet all grant requirements.
Knowledge of reporting techniques.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with faculty, students, and work associates.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work on several projects at once on tight deadlines.
Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications  
Duties & Responsibilities

Develops effective, coherent, and compelling grant materials, proposals, case statements, letters of inquiry, acknowledgment letters, progress reports and other corporate/foundation communication.
Researches, identifies and manages community, state and federal grants and projects for WCMU Public Broadcasting.
Prepares attachments and other collateral material for proposals.
Creates customized budgets and develops project summaries.
Completes funder forms as necessary for submissions.
Researches and analyzes information and data for proposal development.
Prepares customized proposals according to each organizations guidelines.
Maintains all files, applies for renewal grants.
Prepares presentations and other written material as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. 

Employee Group Public Broadcasting - Salary
Staff Pay Level 5
Pay Range $54,000 - $68,000
Division Government and External Relations
Department Public Broadcasting
Position Status Regular
Position End Date  
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; evenings & weekends as required.
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department  
About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253

Office: 103 E. Preston St.

Bovee University Center, suite 306

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


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