The CWP Grants Management team provides pre-award and post-award administrative support in sponsored project management to all CWP projects stakeholders. Reporting to the Associate Director, Grants Management, the role will contribute to CWP's efforts to build and maintain a wide portfolio of U.S. Government and private grants that will support CWP initiatives. The Proposal Development Officer, Grants Management will work closely with the CWP Project Development team, Project Management team, project leads, and other University and external stakeholders to coordinate funding application development and submission in compliance with CWP, Columbia University, Federal, and funder specific requirements. Key job functions will span the spectrum of grant writing and sponsor outreach activities. In coordination with the Director and the Associate Director, the Proposal Development Officer will build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acting as a liaison between CWP and funding agencies in order to support the growth of sponsored activity for CWP. Given the competitive nature of funding opportunities, the incumbent must have demonstrated success in writing grant applications and superior writing capabilities as well as be able to synthesize and integrate scientific data with project goals to present one cohesive and compelling grant application.
Coordinate the submission of grant proposals and other formal funding inquires, such as letters of intent and pre-proposals, with the University's Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and other academic and administrative units, ensuring application compliance with the University and sponsor requirements and timely submission to donors;
Compose, edit, and proofread project funding applications and other sponsor engagement materials;
Conduct prospect research and identify public and private funding opportunities for CWP's projects;
Manage CWP's grant proposal development efforts;
Create and disseminate project outreach materials to grantmaking institutions;
Initiate communication and build relationships with funding agencies;Contribute to the development and growth of the CWP's sponsored activites;
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 2-4 years of demonstrated success in proposal development and grant writing experience. **Resume and cover letter required with application submission.**
Master's Degree in social science or a related field is highly desired.
Demonstrated experience with grants administration. Passion for social change, ability to be creative, a strong sense of humor, flexibility, and a desire to work with a diverse group of people. Knowledge of Federal grants portals, such as NSF Fastlane and Research.gov, Grants.gov Workspace, and eRA Commons ASSIST.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Experience with the budget preparation process for sponsored projects. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively. Demonstrated experience in collaborative work, the organization of events, connection and outreach to grantmakers. Ability to communicate effectively is crucial, and experience in engaging both, researchers and non-academic constituencies, including funders and policymakers, is critical. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, self-reliant, good problem solver, results-oriented, and capable of making decisions in a dynamic environment while anticipating future needs. Proven experience in co-creating initiatives or campaigns with stakeholders, and a record of accomplishments in developing and managing partnerships to increase visibility and awareness.
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