Grants Manager

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for a Grants Manager.  The Grants Manager reports to the Senior Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations.

The Grants Manager assists the Senior Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations in the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program to acquire and steward grants from local and national foundations, corporations and government sources.  Organizes, coordinates, and manages all pre- and post-grant procedures under supervision of the Senior Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison among faculty/staff principal investigators (PI’s).  In collaboration with the Senior Director, meet with PI’s to provide assistance as needed in identifying prospects, writing, editing, proofreading and submitting LOI’s and proposals for University-approved project support.
  • Oversee established vetting process for approval of faculty/staff-proposed grant projects.
  • Maintain tracking system for grant reports, and assist PI in preparing and submitting reports.  Work with PI and Finance Department to ensure that grants activities are occurring as budgeted and approved in grant agreements with funders.
  • Maintain accurate historical records and database entries. 
  • Support the University through other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree.  2 - 4 years of grant administration experience, in particular with federal grants. Experience with and other similar federal grant submission systems desirable. Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.  Experience with budget development and monitoring.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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