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CUNY Grants Director - Advancement, Communications, and External Relations in Bronx, New York

Grants Director - Advancement, Communications, and External Relations

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Bronx Community College

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Bronx Community College seeks to hire a Grants Director in the department of Advancement, Communications, and External Relations. Reporting to the Director of Grants & Partnership, the Grants Director duties are:

  • Manage all aspects of Bronx Community College’s (BCC) public grants and contracts program including strategic planning, prospect research, proposal development, and grants and contracts management from submission to closing

  • Coordinate with the College to ensure proposals are aligned with the College’s Strategic Plan.

  • Develop and maintain communication with faculty and staff to ensure that the college can successfully compete for government funding in a variety of areas

  • Work with Bronx Community College divisions in developing and writing grant and contract proposals, and assume full responsibility for the process and submission of all proposals

  • Act as chief liaison between the college and public funding sources

  • Stay informed and educate faculty and staff about current policies, practices and trends related to government grants and contracts

  • Develop and execute workshops on public grants and contracts

  • Prepare and distribute standard and special reports on grant activity

  • Work collaboratively with development

Perform other duties as assigned


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.


· Comprehensiveknowledge of the field of grants proposal development, sponsored programs, and research administration

· Knowledgeable of federal, state, city, and private funding agencies, their guidelines, and policies and procedures

· Knowledge of NIH, NSF, and U.S. Department of Education grant policies and procedures along with their associated portals (i.e., eRA Commons/ASSIST,, G5)

· Knowledge of key office technology; ability to master software for tracking sponsored programs

· Ability to work independently and within a team

· Ability to effectively resolve problems and provide the highest level of customer service

· Ability to adjust schedule to changing needs, especially during periods of high proposal volume

· Ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents at all levels

· Ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies;

· Ability to listen and respond to the concerns/ideas of others

· Ability to write clearly and effectively for multiple stakeholder audiences

· Knowledgeable about data collection and strategies for conveying data to decisions


Directs College grants development strategy and administration.

  • Manages all stages of grants and contracts administration, including reports to funding sponsors

  • Oversees identification of funding sources and grants spending

  • Develops funding strategies; assesses outcome of strategic plans

  • Liaisons with external organizations providing funding

  • Cultivates internal resources to successfully compete for funding

  • Advises faculty and administration of funding opportunities and requirements; promotes collaboration in developing proposal concepts

  • Hires, develops, and evaluates staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Development Grants Director


Higher Education Officer




$83,878 - $119,995; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID #25575. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.


Open Until Filled.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.