The CWP Grants Management team provides pre-award and post-award administrative support in sponsored project management to all CWP projects stakeholders. Reporting to the Director, Grants Management, the role will support CWP's efforts to build and maintain a wide portfolio of U.S. Government and private grants that will support CWP initiatives. The Associate Director, Grants Management will work closely with the CWP executive team, Project Development team, Project Management team, project leads, as well as other University and external stakeholders to oversee CWP projects portfolio in compliance with CWP, Columbia University, Federal, and funder specific requirements. Key job functions will span the spectrum of grants development and administrative activities from pre-proposal support and proposal development activities to post-award projects administration. In coordination with the Director, the Associate Director, Grants Management will build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to facilitate growth of sponsored projects activity for CWP. The incumbent will supervise full-time grants management staff when they are hired by the department.
Build and manage CWP's portfolio of public and private grants.
Co-lead CWP's development efforts by identifying and pursuing external funding opportunities.
Design and oversee CWP's pre- and post-award administrative procedures and processes.
Develop project financial reports and address funding agency inquiries.
Serve as a subject matter expert in sponsored projects administration, including research compliance, procurement, financial reporting, sub-award monitoring, and program-related audit functions.
Serve as CWP's point of contact for the University's Office of Research Administration (ORA), Office of Research Compliance and Training (RCT), Office of Research Initiatives (ORI), Finance Division, and other University Offices involved in sponsored projects administration and compliance.
Maintain current knowledge in all areas of federal grant administration requirements and cost principles and individual funders. Issue timely notice(s) to relevant staff and team members.
Supervise full-time and part time grants management staff as they are hired by the department.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5-7 years of development, planning, and/or grants management experience.
Master's Degree in social science or a related field is 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 a diverse group of people. Knowledge of Federal grants portals, such as NSF Fastlane and Research.gov, Grants.gov Workspace, and eRA Commons ASSIST.
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 in 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 accomplishments in developing and managing partnerships to increase visibility and awareness.
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