Associate Director, Grant Development

Job description

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR) invites applications for an Associate Director of Grant Development. The OSGR acts as the liaison between The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and its faculty with external corporations, foundations, and government agencies that have a shared interest in the research, programs, or goals of the College or individual faculty members. The OGSR works closely with our faculty to ensure that proposals portray the priorities of the College, comply with the requirements of the funding agency, and accurately reflect the excellence of the work for which they advocate funding. The OGSR office serves as a clearinghouse for all proposals sent to funders on behalf of The College of New Jersey and is the gateway for all external funds entering the college.


The Associate Director of Grant Development is responsible for identifying and disseminating grant funding prospects, working with faculty and staff campus-wide to develop and prepare competitive research and program/project proposals/applications for external funding that support the strategic priorities of The College of New Jersey, and developing and providing information and workshops on grants and sponsored research. The Associate Director also engages in other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Grants & Sponsored Research. Duties will include:

  • Work directly with faculty and staff to conceptualize and develop research, projects, and/or programs that align with institutional, divisional, school, and departmental priorities
  • Assist faculty/staff with writing proposals
  • Complete technical, format, content, and grammatical reviews of narratives
  • Take the lead on writing grant proposals for major institution-wide initiatives
  • Foster internal inter-disciplinary collaborations
  • Develop and present grant development workshops and training and coordinate related events
  • Update and maintain the faculty research interest database web-page and the OGSR website
  • Attend funders' Technical Assistance meetings/sessions/webinars as needed to facilitate successful grant-seeking and grant administration
  • Identify opportunities that match faculty research interests and the strategic interests and priorities of The College of New Jersey
  • Interpret funding agency guidelines and requirements, sharing promising funding opportunities with appropriate faculty and staff
  • Prepare and distribute the bi-weekly grant opportunity announcement email


  • Master's Degree
  • Thorough knowledge of grant seeking, writing, and administration with a minumum of at least 3 years experience writing and submitting grant proposals and applications
  • Evidence of successful acquisition and management of grants obtained from different types of funding mechanisms, such as Federal grants/contracts/coorperative agreements, state and municiple grants, contracts, and agreements, and foundation and corporate grants
  • Advanced writing, editing, and formatting skills in Word and Excel and proficiency using Adobe Acrobat forms and field editing
  • Ability to think strategically and identify strong grant funding prospects while engaging and guiding faculty/staff in pursuit of those prospects
  • Experience with identifying the needs/concerns of others, determining potential and/or alternative solutions to successfully complete and submit grant proposals and applications

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. The Associate Director is a non-unit position and is not included for membership in a bargaining unit. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online, including a letter of interest, resume, and three references. Qualified applicants should submit their materials by August 30, 2019; review to then begin and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), ranked one of the 100 Best Colleges to Work by The Chronicle of Higher Education, is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English, with new MBA and public health programs in development. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 1282CZ
Posted: 7/22/2019
Application Due: 9/20/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable