Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Development Grants Director leads the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs and is responsible for the administration and growth of the College's grants and contract programs, including those that support faculty research, student support, workforce development, and pre-college programming. Funding sources are federal, state, and city government agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations.
CUNY is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is dedicated to recruiting and retaining professionals who share the College’s commitment to equity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.
The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs is responsible for all aspects of pre and post award administration, including prospect research, proposal and budget development and review, oversight of submission of application; as well as, reporting, budget modifications, relationships with sponsors and Research Foundation, and faculty and staff outreach and training.
Duties include but are not limited to:
-Directs Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) staff to ensure high performing and collaborative team members, including hiring, allocating caseload, monitoring productivity, development and performance management. -Oversees the day-to-day functioning of the OGSP team including coordination of work schedules and assignments to meet deadlines and maintain high productivity and efficiency. -Works with faculty and other staff to identify their interests and match them with funding opportunities. Serves as general resource for faculty & staff regarding funding opportunities and processes. -Develops, recommends, and implements grant management policies and procedures to improve efficiency and grant maximization. -Supports faculty and administrators in grant proposal writing; takes responsibility in coordinating interdisciplinary grant projects. -Monitors funding announcements, identifies funding sources and coordinates information in reports and announcements for distribution to relevant parties. -Keeps abreast of all federal, state and university policies and regulations that have pre-award implications. -Prepares, implements and manages budget. -Supervises the post award administration of research programs. -Plans, coordinates, designs, and implements workshops to train PIs to interpret grant guidelines and prepare preliminary materials for grant submission. -Directs general OGSP functions and gathers additional data for internal and external reporting as needed. -Plans, designs and coordinates interdisciplinary information and research planning sessions and professional development activities for faculty and staff.
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.
A preferred candidate should have:
-A master’s degree plus a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), or MBA, or Ph.D., or project management certification, and/or similar credential. -Experience with all types of funding sponsors - Government (i.e. DOL, DOH, NEH, NSF, NYSED, NYDOL, NYC) Corporate Foundations, Private Foundations -A documented history of winning grant awards. -At least three years’ experience effectively managing an office with grant management functions and supervising staff. -Demonstrated ability to develop and manage staff. -Superb writing skills with experience in writing proposals and researching foundations; -Experience analyzing and preparing project budgets. -Excellent analytical skills, superior organizational skills and attention to details, -Strong computer skills (Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Word and Access) and the ability to learn new software programs. -Ability to communicate in a diplomatic, friendly, and effective manner. -Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: 22493
About Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
Queensborough proudly reflects the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States. We distinguish ourselves from other higher education institutions in America because of that diversity, with nearly equal populations of African Americans, Asians, Caucasians and Latinos. As of Fall 2020 our students have 64 different languages and have 117 countries of birth.
More than 12,000 students are currently enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs, or attending continuing education programs on our campus. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Queensborough Community College, through its 17 academic departments, offers transfer and degree programs, including Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The college also offers non-credit courses and certificate programs.
Students attend Queensborough primarily as the gateway to transfer to a four-year college or university—and over half of our students transfer to a four-year CUNY college after earning their Associate degree—or to obtain the necessary skills for career advancement.
A ...key goal of the college is to provide an academic environment that strengthens our students' commitment to their own education, thus making it possible for them to graduate and complete their academic or professional goals in a timely manner.
In the fall of 2013 Queensborough launched the Queensborough Academies, a major academic initiative serving all full-time degree students in all areas of study from admission to graduation. Queensborough is one of only a few community colleges in the country offering such a program on this scale.
Features of the initiative include re-structured academic advisement; extended outreach and intervention strategies; and expanded High Impact Practices such as service learning, writing intensive courses, internships, and educational opportunities at the College's three cultural resource centers: The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, the QCC Art Gallery and the Performing Arts Center. These enriched learning experiences serve to reinforce classroom teaching and further our students' commitment to their education.
Another hallmark of the college is research. Our faculty is actively engaged in community college pedagogical research to study and improve the teaching methodologies to further benefit our students. 393 out of 775 faculty (both full- and part-time), or 51%, hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. Of the full-time faculty, 272 out of 390, or 70%, hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. They also conduct research in their academic disciplines, publish their findings and compete internationally in academic forums. The faculty is equally dedicated to the success of their students and encourages them to pursue their own intellectual development.
As an entering student, you are encouraged to think about your future beyond Queensborough—be it to earn your baccalaureate degree or to advance to a professional career. Our supportive faculty and administrative staff will help you to be successful in reaching your educational, social and professional goals. I wish you a rewarding experience while you are with us at Queensborough Community College, and I also wish you much success with the achievement of your goals and dreams in the years ahead.