Reporting to the Dean of Sponsored Program, the Specialist of Grants will be responsible for assisting in the writing and dissemination of information on government and private sector grants availability and guidelines for application. Serves as primary point of administrative contact and liaison between the CUNY Research Foundation and the college.
Supports the Office of Sponsored Programs in maintaining appropriate contacts with federal, state and local sponsors. Monitors expenditures of grant funds and ensures compliance with the regulations of funding agencies. Must have knowledge and experience in the grant seeking and grant writing process, preferably at an institution of higher education Oversees and administers day-to-day activities of the office, including assistance in the development of policies, procedures and systems which ensure productive and efficient office operations. In concert with the Dean, communicates staff goals and priorities, and assists in drafting budgets.
Other duties include:
Provides technical assistance to project directors, within the scope of expertise, and refer complex problems to appropriate source;
Reviews and evaluates all proposal submissions;
Works with the CUNY Research Foundation in ensuring the fiscal integrity of programs through budget encumbrances, budget amendments, program extensions, submission of reports to agencies and compliance issues;
Monitor regulations of funding agencies to ensure that all required procedures are in place at the college;
Implement grants/contract protocols and conducts workshops on grants management; prepares annual reports on grant submissions and actions by the college and funding agencies; prepares forms, files, composes correspondence and assembles information for use by faculty and staff;
Assist in drafting negotiating points for the Dean in finalizing the contract terms, budgets, and budget revisions with funding agencies;
Tracks/reports status of submitted proposals after submission;
Participates in relevant professional activities and personal development in the field;
Serves on college-wide committees; and
Performs other grant-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required with a minimum of four years experience.
Master's degree preferred in a related field with a minimum of three years (3) of management experience of the four years required in sponsored programs within a postsecondary environment.
Knowledge of CUNY Research Foundation policies and procedures; and knowledge of various government agency program requirements and practices are a plus.
The successful candidate must have strong technical experience in grant managements and grant writing with sponsors in the public sector; have experience with auditors; in preparing proposal budgets; and must be familiar with funding agencies; be able to prioritize, plan, develop, and coordinate multiple activities and projects, and meet deadlines under pressure.
He/She will be able to use judgment, and to manage and impart confidential information; provide leadership in the application of new technology to the processes in the Sponsored Programs Office; have knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and other internet-based search engines. He/She must demonstrate strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills with diverse constituencies and be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Organizes College grant development programs under management direction.
Develops grant proposals to foundations and corporations; writes and edits proposals, including budgets and related materials
Researches and identifies grant opportunities that support College programs and initiatives; matches goals and priorities with grant opportunities
Tracks grant prospects and submissions; manages grant budgets
Assists faculty in writing research grant proposals and reports
Compiles and analyzes data to prepare reports for management and funding sponsors
Advises faculty and administration of funding opportunities and requirements
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Development Grants Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary $60,921 – $85,162
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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November 28, 2020
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