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Senior Grants and Contracts Manager

Teachers College, Columbia University
New York City, New York
Closing date
Jun 29, 2021

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Position Summary

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University studies community colleges because they provide critical access to postsecondary education and are uniquely positioned to promote equity and social mobility in the United States. Our mission is to conduct research that helps these institutions strengthen opportunities and improve outcomes for their students, particularly those from underserved populations.

CCRC is seeking a full-time Senior Grants and Contracts Manager to support all aspects of grant management to support our mission. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled grants management team that supports over 25 research professionals.

The position may begin immediately. Visit for a detailed job description and a link to the Teachers College application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and any related work products with your application.

What you’ll do:

  • You will work closely with research teams to develop and submit proposals to conduct and further the impact of our research.

  • You will manage a portfolio of 10–15 grants estimated at $13M, leading pre- and post- award administration.

  • You will have significant responsibility to liaise with partners, consultants, subcontractors, and funders, as well as with key offices within Teachers College.

  • You will be leader within our organization who brings and tests ideas for continuous improvement of our financial and administrative systems.

The ideal candidate will have at least:

  • A bachelor’s degree

  • 5 years of financial and grants administration/management and sponsored programs


  • Experience or coursework in cost accounting principles

  • Experience applying foundation guidelines and federal regulations

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at CCRC:

At CCRC, we believe that our diversity is essential to our success, and we aim to cultivate a respectful and inclusive environment where all employees are empowered to do their best work. Part of your responsibilities will be to serve on working groups to support CCRC’s equity mission through our research and through our organizational policies and practices.

For information about our current research activities, mission, and values, please visit CCRC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

CCRC at Teachers College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. CCRC does not discriminate, and all qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race; color; national origin; religion; creed; sex or gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression); sexual orientation; citizenship status; pregnancy; disability; age; military or veteran status; marital or partnership status; genetic information, genetic predisposition, or carrier status; prior unemployment status; consumer credit history; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Legal work authorization is required.

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