Center for NanoSpace Technologies, Inc.

Technologies for the Future ....



NOTE: This is temporarily a Commission compensated position until such time that appropriate funding is secured, at which time it will convert to full/part time, as appropriate.

  • Location: Houston, Texas

  • Job Category: Nonprofit Project Management

About the Center

The Center for NanoSpace Technologies (The Center) is a Texas based nonprofit 501(c)(3) research foundation chartered to conceive, establish and conduct cutting edge technology, research and development. These technologies are then infused into the Aerospace, Education, Energy, Life Sciences, and Shipping/Transportation industries.

The Center is to provide proof of concept of emerging technologies and risk mitigation in support of Scientific Research and Development.  This is accomplished through technology investigation, demonstration and prototyping, as well as through coordination and integration activities, in support of technology transition or insertion into operational efforts. The Center's efforts are related to requirements and/or needs generated by Special Program Offices (SPO). The Center's efforts require integration with the Systems Requirements studies, the systems development efforts and the system engineering efforts of the SPO’s in order to accomplish the primary objectives of The Center.


Job Description:

We are at the beginning of an extremely promising growth phase, and are looking for motivated team players to build one of the country's top applied research & development organizations. You will be working with bright and motivated individuals to deliver technology solutions to one or more of the Aerospace, Education, Energy, Life Sciences or Shipping/Transportation industries, dependent upon background and qualifications.

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Grantseeker/writer in the Houston area.
The qualified candidate will be able to identify new funding sources, completions of renewal grants, research and processing of new program applications, and capital development grants. Position requires writing experience and history of successfully funded grant application. This is a telecommuting opportunity where the candidate of choice will work from home with tremendous growth potential. 


Primary Responsibility
The primary responsibility of a Grantseeker is to apply their knowledge, skills, techniques and tools to support program and project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations from the program or project. 

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Provide written proposals in grants with budget analysis and completion

  • Develop foundation (past, present, potential) donors through grantseeking, phone calls, letters/correspondence, follow-up, thank you and reports.

  • Coordinate with Finance Department regarding all budget activities related to funding requests and reports.

  • Research new/potential donors (foundations, organizations) and develop organizational contact and relationship.

  • Create original written material based on the latest statistics, research and information on scientific research for grants and correspondence to donors. Incorporate information into proposals, newsletters, brochures, and special event collateral pieces.

  • Maintain all foundation grant files. Maintain currency of development packets.

  • Input foundation and special event activities into database; update all action items taken for foundation requests.

  • Assist in writing year-end Letters, Annual and other donor reports.

Major Activities
In order to achieve the primary goals the project, the Grantseeker/writer shall assist the project manager in the execution of the following major activities.

Pre-project pursuit and bid support - Grantseekers will support the account/engagement and project managers in preparing high quality, risk-managed proposals through executing the proposal project planning process.

Project Initiation - upon assignment of a project manager to a project, the Grantseeker will assist the project manager in preparation for project initiation

Project Planning - following initiation, the Grantseeker will assist the project manager execute the core planning processes of scope planning, scope definition, activity definition, activity sequencing, activity duration estimating, schedule development, resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting and project plan development.

Project Execution - following approval of the project plan the project can move into full project plan execution supported by scope verification, quality assurance, team development, information distribution (and where necessary solicitation, source selection and contract administration).

Project Control
- project execution will be controlled through the core processes of performance reporting and overall change control and the facilitating processes of scope change control, schedule control, cost (labor, non-labor and third party) control, quality control and risk response control.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Experience in fiscal and budgetary projects, experience with City, State and Federal Proposals and RFPs.

  • Experience in establishing milestones and negotiation with both private and public entities.

  • Experience with working with both for Profit and not for Profit Resources.

  • 3 + years experience of successful grant writing experience; demonstrated grant writing, verbal presentation and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines.

  • Proven experience in creatively and successfully researching information regarding new foundation/donor prospects.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in scientific research and development efforts.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications or Liberal Arts or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in political agendas and committees, is an attractive plus.

Desired Skills/Technologies

  • Proven technology systems development and creative track record

  • Management of multiple/concurrent projects

  • Formal project management methods/experience

  • Business analysis

  • Professional services and/or systems background

  • Budget responsibility of 1 million plus

  • Commitment to technology and business solutions

  • Commitment to help shape and influence a rapidly growing enterprise

Strong preference will be given for knowledge of, and experience working with, HOUSTON, TX foundations, donors, corporations and non-profit organizations. 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should forward their Resume' (Word format preferred) to Applicants