Columbia World Projects ("CWP") is an initiative intended to better connect Columbia University with the world at large where laws and policies are made, actions are taken, and norms and attitudes are shaped. CWP will facilitate the application of academic work in the context of a broader, global discussion to address fundamental challenges in our home city, around the nation, and across the globe.
The CWP Grants Management team is responsible for the identification, development and submission of grant funding for CWP projects. Working on coordination with CWP leadership, project teams, and stakeholders, the Grants Management team provides pre-award and post-award support, management of grant research and systems, and facilitates collaboration with relevant stakeholders across the University related to sponsored project management. Reporting to the Associate Director, Grants Management, the role will contribute to CWP's efforts to build and maintain a wide portfolio of funding that will support CWP initiatives. The Grants Management Officer will research and identify funding prospects, prepare outreach materials, and coordinate funding application development and submission in compliance with CWP, Columbia University, and funder specific requirements. Key job functions will span the spectrum of prospecting, sponsor outreach, grant writing and cultivation. In coordination with the Grants Management team, the Grants Management Officer will build and maintain grants management systems for research, strategic outreach, and reporting. Given the competitive nature of funding opportunities, the incumbent must have demonstrated success in writing grant applications, superior writing capabilities, with an ability to multi-task with accurate attention to detail, as well as an ability to synthesize and integrate scientific data with project goals to present compelling grant applications.
Oversee 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 management systems;
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.
**Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume**
Master's Degree in social science or a related field is highly desired. Experience in program development and/or management, both at a national and international level is also preferred.
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, prospect research, 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. 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. Experience working with non-profit and/or philanthropic organizations and familiarity with the national and international funding landscape is essential.
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About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.