Admin Essentials: Setting Targets and Evaluating Performance of Grant Professionals


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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar


Are you looking for guidance on how to set up an effective grant office within your center? This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will provide a facilitated roundtable discussion of how to integrate grant professionals into your UCEDD.


Topics will include:
1. What goes into setting up a grant office and determining your grant strategy,

2. Role expectations for a grant professional,

3. Strategies for projecting and tracking grant success,

4. Salary ranges by knowledge and experience, and

5. Expected financial yield and return on investment.


This event is part of the Admin Essentials Series-- a series of virtual round table discussions on pressing administrative questions. It’s perfect for UCEDD Directors and Business Managers who are interested in an action-oriented discussion space to problem solve through tough administrative challenges.  Each installment will include content from seasoned experts. A tip sheet of resources, strategies, and lessons learned will be developed and disseminated following each discussion.

What is the purpose of this session?

This roundtable discussion will convene UCEDD Directors, Business Managers, and other relevant staff to discuss evaluating the performance of grant professionals. The discussion will be facilitated by Julie Assel, a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer and current President of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute’s board of directors.  Resources on the topic of grant professionals will be shared during the meeting. A tip sheet of resources from this discussion will also be made available following the session.


Content Expert:

Image of Julie, a white woman with blonde hair smiling for a picture. Julie wears a button-up shirt, a black blazer, wire-rimmed glasses, and a silver necklace.

Julie Assel, GPC founded Assel Grant Services in 2007 and has over fifteen years of experience in grant writing, research, and  management. She has written and reviewed numerous federal, foundation, corporation, and local grants focused on education, healthcare, STEM, mental health, substance abuse, homeless outreach, human services, and small business. She is a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer, and currently serves as the President of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute’s board of directors. Julie has successfully secured over $144 million in grant funding since 2003.


Image of Julie Alsup, a white woman with blonde hair smiling at the camera in front of a professional background.

Julie Alsup, GPC is Assel Grant Services' Director in charge of workflow and project management. Since joining AGS, she has raised over $20 million from numerous federal, state, local, and foundation funding sources. She is a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer. She is a certified grant professional, obtaining this credential (GPC) in 2016. She serves as the vice president and program chair of the Heart of America chapter of the Grant Professional Assocation and is a member of the Project Management Institute Kansas City Mid America chapter. 

Where is the session taking place?

This network call will take place over zoom-- around our virtual “roundtable.”


Who should participate?

The meeting is open to all UCEDD network members (particularly UCEDD Directors, Business Managers, and other administrative staff).


Please Note

This meeting has been archived in a recorded format for future use.


Please contact Katie Johnson at AUCD if you have questions or would like additional information. For disability accommodations e-mail [email protected].