Turn to your neighbor at a Grant Professionals Association National Conference or a Grant Professionals Association chapter meeting or regional conference and ask your neighbor what their job title is and what their job title means within their organization. You will likely get a different answer for each neighbor you ask during the session. So what is in a job title? What does your job title mean that you are doing for your organization or clients as a grant professional?
We’re going to be discussing just that during this upcoming week’s #grantchat.
If you have a blog post or have an article that you would like to share about the concept, we would love for you to do so in the comment section or by using the #grantchat on the social media network of your choice.
Q1: What titles have you had in your career as a grant professional? #grantchat
Q2: Have you found your titles to be different depending on your degree or credentials at the time? How so? #grantchat
Q3: Have you found your title(s) to be different depending on your organization(s)/client(s) location? Urban vs rural, etc? #grantchat
Q4: What is your experience with how your title varies based on the size of or age the organization?#grantchat
Q5: What is your primary job responsibility? Do you feel that title does or doesn’t align with those responsibilities? #grantchat
Q6: What is the most far off responsibility you have been assigned despite your job title that is as a grant professional? #grantchat
Q7: How do you answer the question “What do you do?” at cocktail parties? Do you include your job title? #grantchat
Q8: Given the wide range of titles related to the grant profession, what/how do you search when looking for jobs? #grantchat
Q9: Without talking numbers, how have you found your job title to impact your salary or fees? #grantchat
Q10: If you were coaching someone trying to enter the field of grants, what advice would you give them related to job titles and responsibilities? #grantchat