Development: Foundations & Grants RSA

Department and Code: Development/Advancement - 954                     Other: Click here to enter text.          

Immediate Supervisor: Lydia Spencer 

Office Location: King Hall       Position Title: Grants RSA

Number of Student Associates in Position: 1

General Description of Position: Specific student associate responsibilities, job requirements, and as much information regarding the scope of the job as you can provide.


The Grants RSAP will assist in the grant writing and reporting process by accomplishing the following:
-Research grant opportunities that align with Rhodes’ institutional needs and faculty needs.
-Assist the Grants and Foundations Manager in the development of individual, federal, governmental and foundation proposals
-Assist the Grants and Foundation Manager in the completion of stewardship reports and other required submissions.
-Assist the Grants and Foundations Manager in analysis of grant objectives and progress.
-Write and revise letters sent to donors.
-Collect information from students necessary to the completion of scholarship and fellowship reports.
-Develop a database of community partners who can serve as collaborators on future grant projects
-Work with faculty to assist in the completion of the External Grants Checklist

The Grants RSAP reports to the Grants and Foundations Manager, but may be asked to complete tasks for other campus employees including the Director of Special Projects, the Vice President for External Programs, the External Programs Administrative Assistant, the Vice President for Development, Stewardship Officer, and Director of Annual Giving

Minimum Qualifications


Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
•           Excellent writing skills
•           Critical thinking skills
•           Ability to work with faculty and staff from various disciplines
•           Ability to take initiative on projects
•           Ability to work independently
•           Ability to work with strict deadlines
•           Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications


Data analysis skills preferred

Physical Demands: any heavy lifting, moving heavy objects, or long periods of sitting or standing. Make sure your job description is as ADA friendly as possible. Does your job require maneuvering of stairs or other unique physical requirements?


Grants RSAP duties may include sitting for long periods of time, extensive typing, extensive computer usage and travelling across campus for meetings in other buildings.  On occasion, the grants RSAP may be required to attend meetings off campus.