The Association Grants and Contract Liaison will assist Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County in identifying sources of funding, preparing research and submitting grant proposals to foundations, funding agencies (ie: Federal and State government) and philanthropic organizations. Coordinate and manage the process for grants from proposal development through submission and award.
The Grants and Contract Liaison should be capable of working independently, but also as part of a team, with the ability to manage timelines and day-to-day processes for the successful administration and delivery of grants. As necessary, work closely with Association leadership, the Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), and other entities on campus and in the community.
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Education. Associate's Degree plus two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor's Degree.
2 years of experience in academic related grants, contracts and budgets. Experience should include a working knowledge of researching, writing, securing, executing and administering grants - both public and private.
Grant writing training or certification(s) from recognized or accredited program(s) or ability to obtain.
Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), computer skills related to creating and compiling attachments, budgets, and support documentation with a proficiency in Adobe (Acrobat Professional, Photoshop), familiarity with multiple online grant submission systems (Grants Gateway, Grants.gov, MaxSurey, etc.) and reporting portals.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and/or projects while being detail oriented, efficient, and flexible to meet deadlines.
Ability to work well as a team and independently.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Graduate or professional degree in Public Administration, Law, Non-Profit Management, or Social Sciences with an emphasis in grants management, non-profit funding, research development, and/or contract administration. Three to five years of grant experience, with at least one year spent in grant writing, proposal reviews, grants management, and actual contract execution.
An interest in working in a service oriented environment.
Strong organizational capacities, excellent oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
Experience working in a high volume office in which there are multiple deadlines.
Familiarity working within a university, academic or higher education system; specifically understanding the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Position Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Administrative Direction - 30%
Provide input to plan the accomplishment of program area goals.
In conjunction with the Executive Director, Program Leaders and the Program Committee, identify and research potential funding sources that align with CCE Oneida County's Plan of Work and program area goals and direction.
Work closely with Association leadership, the Cornell University Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), and other Cornell University faculty to identify and research potential funding sources that align with CCE Oneida County program goals and direction.
Provide input into the identification of program direction based on community and emerging needs.
Provide input into the development of funded programs as required to meet guidelines and regulations for grant compliance.
Plan effective strategic funding efforts.
Work with Association Finance Manager, program area leadership and Association Executive Director to develop budgets for grant proposals.
Provide administrative leadership in financial planning for grants and contracts.
Provide input and perform administrative tasks related to the planning of communications and marketing efforts for funded grants and contracts.
Assist in the creation of innovative marketing strategies utilizing traditional methods, social media and emerging technological strategies.
Identify grant proposals that support existing and planned program areas of the Association overall.
Administrative Management - 50%
May provide general administrative management support to the overall Association.
May provide administrative management to Association departments or municipalities to support the goals and objectives of grants and contracts subsequent to successful award and until completion of individual grants and contracts.
Assist in solving problems and resolving issues that arise in operation of the unit using appropriate policies and procedures.
Research and prepare grant proposals that support existing and planned program areas of the Association.
Provide or assist with the administrative management of educational goals established within the completed grant application and subsequent awarded contract.
Support the management of funded programs as required to meet guidelines and regulations for grant completion.
Assist in the communication and marketing efforts of CCE Oneida program areas to promote the objectives of grants and contracts subsequent to the successful project award.
Assist in managing and monitoring grants to ensure regulatory and deadline compliance including project closeout.
Manage all aspects of the grant process.
Provide complex fiscal management of grant and contract funding.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 15%
Coordinate complex tasks related to the grant and contract needs.
Work with university, academic or higher education staff to meet Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements.
Coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals.
Coordinate and administer grants from proposal development and submission through award and closeout.
Complete routine tasks related to grant and contract needs.
Provide highly complex administrative support to accomplish the financial goals of funded grants and contracts.
Provide assistance in the implementation of communications and marketing plans related to grants and contracts.
Assist in the preparation of financial reports for funding agencies.
Write reports to government, foundation and other funders.
Act as a communications liaison with staff, municipalities and Cornell University.
Attend and serve as an active participant in community meetings.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Grant training or certification(s) from recognized or accredited program(s), specific to, or required by a funder.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oneida County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references.
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
This is a full time position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: email@example.com.
Please contact Lori North, Association SBN Human Resource Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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