Columbia University Director, Grants Management in New York, New York

Job TitleDirector, Grants Management

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 095119

Department 6430- CWP Columbia World Projects

Location Manhattanville

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

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Hours Per Week 35

Job Family Grants Management

Salary Grade 15

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Advertised Summary Job Description Columbia World Projects ("CWP") is an initiative intended to better connect Columbia University with the world at large where laws and policies are made, actions taken, and norms and attitudes are shaped. CWP will facilitate the application of academic work in the context of a broader, global discussion to address fundamental challenges in our home city, around the nation, and across the globe.

Reporting to the Director of CWP, the Director, Grants Management will lead CWPs' efforts to build and maintain a wide portfolio of U.S Government and private grants that will support specific and broad CWP initiatives. The Director, Grants Management (DGM) will coordinate closely with the leadership of CWP and work closely with technical teams to prospect, network, and identify new funding opportunities from the U.S. Government and other relevant funding entities to maximize new business and revenue potential for CWP. The DGM will be responsible for researching funding opportunities across relevant topics. This work is not limited to office and web research. The DGM will build and manage strong working relationships across a variety of potential stakeholders that will facilitate prospect and search for funding opportunities through face-to-face meetings with potential funders, and to participate in key conferences and seminars that may result in possible funding opportunities that CWP can take advantage of. The DGM will work closely with CWP project team members to complete funding applications and lead the process to submit applications that meet funder requirements. Key job functions will span the spectrum of grants development activities from pre-solicitation and pre-proposal activities and support post-award contract compliance as necessary. The DGM will lead all administrative aspects of the proposal process and manage compliance of contracts per funding agency requirements in coordination with the CWP Project Development Director.

The Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development (OAD) will be responsible for securing gifts, private donations and endowments from individuals. The Director, Grants Management for CWP will pursue institutional grants from private and public sources. Critical to the role and in partnership with OAD, will be the DGM's ability to forge and manage positive working relationships with U.S. government agencies and program officers such that it increases CWP's profile, visibility and viability as a respected award recipient.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Build, manage and oversee CWP's portfolio of public/government grants.

  2. Lead CWP's development efforts by managing internal systems and processes to evaluate funding trends, track funding opportunities, and develop high quality and competitive proposals.

  3. In conjunction with CWP, project management staff and relevant partners coordinate the proposal development platform and processes including development, finalization, and submission of funding applications.

  4. Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with government funders, potential partners and staff, consultants, and other stakeholders who participate in the proposal development process.

  5. Develop and oversee CWP's pre-award management processes and systems.

  6. Work closely with CWP Project Management teams to complete funding reports and address funding agency queries.

  7. Serve as knowledge expert in award management; provide guidance to proposal partners, CWP team members and staff; ensure processes comply with CWP, Columbia University and funder rules and regulations.

  8. Serve as CWP's point of contact for the University Sponsored Projects Administration Office.

  9. Remain updated on changes in U.S. government contract requirements and issue timely notice to relevant staff and team members.

  10. Other relevant duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 7 years related development, planning, and/or grants management experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively. Demonstrated experience in research, program or project administration, collaborative work, the organization of events, connection and outreach to practitioners, and supervision of staff. Ability to communicate effectively is crucial, and experience engaging both researchers and nonacademic constituencies, including funders and policymakers, is critical. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, self-reliant, good problem solver, results-oriented, and capable of making decisions in a dynamic environment while anticipating future needs. Proven experience in co-creating initiatives or campaigns with stakeholders, and a record of accomplishment in developing and managing partnerships to increase visibility and awareness.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications Master's Degree in social science or a related field highly desired.

Demonstrated experience with grants administration and budgeting is highly desirable. Passion for social change, ability to be creative, a strong sense of humor, flexibility, and a desire to work with diverse group of people.

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What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 10-08-2018

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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