CEHS Grants Manager

Montclair, NJ
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date March 17, 2017

Position Title CEHS Grants Manager

Vacancy # V-1261

Department CEHS Dean’s Office

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The CEHS Grants Manager's primary responsibility is to provide leadership to enhance the internal capacity of the CEHS to generate external funding. Activities include working closely with faculty members to determine their interests, identifying and pursuing external funding opportunities, providing professional development and support for faculty in all aspects of the grants process, and coordinating all aspects of grant and external fund development, including assisting and guiding PIs with grant administration and budget preparation.

• Meet with faculty/staff members individually and in groups to ascertain interests and to discuss opportunities that may be of interest.

• Provide professional development and support for faculty in all phases of grant development, including generating ideas, understanding RFPs, writing proposals, managing budgets, administering grants, and writing reports.

• Foster a culture of grant seeking in the College.

• Identify promising funding sources for specific faculty initiatives.

• Serve as a conduit for communication and CEHS liaison with other University Research and Development Offices.

• Attend technical assistance meetings related to RFPs to be fully informed about funding priorities and the process for seeking funding.

• Provide assistance in proposal development and preparation, to include providing common boilerplate text, assisting in development of program narratives, analyzing and editing content to ensure compliance with RFP requirements and evaluation criteria, and assisting in budget preparation.

• Assemble final proposal package for submission to University offices that will submit the final proposal to the funding source.

• Assist in proposals for CAECMH, CREEHS, CoP and other Centers by finding funding opportunities for the Centers, helping write and submit proposals, helping with award management as needed, re-budgeting and other responsibilities.

• Maintain currency on faculty research interests and facilitate opportunities for collaboration by making suggestions on which faculty might be good for working with others on particular proposals and/or projects.

• Provide editing assistance to faculty writing proposals, including reading through proposals for general grammar and adherence to the particular guidelines of the agency (i.e NIH) and/or requirements of the RFP to increase chance of funding.

• Serve as a liaison for faculty with program officers and or agencies in asking questions or getting clarifications both pre and post award.

• Understand and interpret guidelines, requirements, and operating procedures of major funders such as NIH, NSF, Spencer, and other common funders of CEHS proposals.

• Attend College meetings and departmental meetings upon request.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. At least five years of experience with successful proposal writing and administration required - preferably in an academic context. Experience with grants or foundations related to education and human services preferred. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to prepare and manage budgets, and to work well with faculty members. S/he must have a working knowledge of electronic research submission protocols and excellent computer skills. The successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills and highly developed interpersonal skills.

Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date Open until position is filled

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