The Assistant Director of Grants works under the direction of the Director of Grants Administration to secure external grant funding from federal, state, local and private agencies to generate revenue that supports the College's strategic plan and priority goals. This individual serves as the Grants Office liaison to grants and sponsored project managers to facilitate best-practice processes and procedures and assist with regulatory compliance and quality control. Under the supervision of the Director of Grants Administration; the Assistant Director collaborates with the Director of Compliance, Senior Grants Development Officer, Grant Manager, and project team members on budget and narrative development for pre-award production of competitive grant proposals, grant oversight, internal and external reporting, and other tasks as assigned.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Identify, solicit, and execute federal, state, county, private, corporate grants as it relates to generating external sources of funding to support the College mission and goals.
Serve as a liaison to granting agency program administration and maintain ongoing relationships.
Assist with the design, and implementation of processes and procedures to improve grant development and implementation.
Assist faculty and staff in grant implementation and management, including providing guidance on internal procedures and funding agency compliance, grant documentation, and assistance with financial reporting and administration of awards.
Provide grant training and development activities at the College, including conducting workshops and one-on-one training.
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community leaders, school administrators, and business and industry representatives to establish partnerships for grant funded projects.
Actively engage in professional development activities to maintain knowledge of current trends in grants development and management through participation in professional development opportunities.
Coordinate and collaborate with the Accounting Office and Program Directors to complete compliance reviews, including program and fiscal audits.
Assume primary post award responsibility for project quality control, including monitoring grant project expenditures, oversight/management of grant budget and accounting activities, project records, payroll, purchase requisitions, and required reports.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Compliance to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance for all grants, including financial aid and other federal grants.
Provides support for competitive grant production, taking a lead role in developing grant budgets and narratives to secure federal, state, local, and private foundation funding.
Maintain and disseminate Uniform Guidance and related post-award regulatory compliance on funded projects to support project directors and ensure project compliance and quality.
Work collaboratively with internal constituents (accounting, human resources, and project staff) to build and maintain positive relationships that promote a team-based approach to achieving grant goals, regulatory compliance, and efficiency.
Provide technical assistance on post-award startup, implementation, and closeout activities to ensure effective grants management and quality control.
Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to collect and coordinate information for interim, annual, and/or final performance reports.
Assist College departments with the administration of funded awards and provide assistance on cost- sharing, time and effort reporting, and related contractual regulations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Annual salary is from $75,000-$80,000 (final offer based on experience).
NJ Educators Health Plan with free Vision and Dental. NJ State Pension plan.
15 vacation days, 15 sick days, 4 personal days, 2 floating holidays, all designated holidays and 5 non-designated holidays a year. 3 Partial Sick Days.
Tuition reimbursement opportunities for staff and their family 6 months after hire.
Experience: Minimum of two years successful grant writing, coordination and/or reporting preferably in a higher education setting.
Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission. Possesses a strong understanding of the uses of information technology to deliver, monitor and evaluate programs and services for students, and a strong track record of working collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders to meet the College’s grant objectives. Strong interpersonal and technical skills are required. Technologically proficient in common office desktop software and familiarity with cloud-based computing and collaborative platforms and software. Proficient in spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications, with Datatel experience preferred. Extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations governing grant-funded projects. Detail oriented with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple, time-sensitive projects, and to work effectively on high performing collaborative teams. Comfortable with internet research. Excellent interpersonal skills: a team player with strong collaboration skills, ability to form and maintain effective on-going business relationships, ability to proactively identify, articulate, and recommend solutions to improve efficiency and solve problems. Demonstrated self-starter able to effectively work independently, on work teams, and within the broader organization. Ability to effectively navigate new start-up endeavors, changing conditions, and requirements.
Founded in 1965 to satisfy the region’s need for a convenient, affordable and comprehensive higher education destination, Bergen Community College now enrolls nearly 17,000 students in its academic degree programs. The College’s three sites in Paramus (main campus), Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) serve more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs.