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CUNY Administrative Budget and Grants Director, Division of VP for Admin & Finance in New York, New York

Administrative Budget and Grants Director, Division of VP for Admin & Finance

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Reporting directly to the Vice President of Administration And Finance, the Administrative Budget and Grants Director will submit various grant applications, including budgets and justifications, and comply with all grant college wide application requirements

Develop and maintain a grants milestone of financial reporting requirements and other performance requirements with related deadlines for each grant and contract agreement.

Proactively disseminate information about up-coming grant milestones (grants coming to an end, reports due, grants closed, etc.) To respective staff to ensure compliance with the grant conditions for forward planning.

Provides strategic and technical support for budget decision-making and negotiations.

Provide expert recommendations to the management to mitigate risks.

Ensure that required financial controls are in place and adhered to, prevent over expenditure of budgets, ensure proper safeguards of funds, and ensure compliance with established funders and foundations financial and accounting procedures.

Facilitate the work of sub-grantee audits and ensure that financial records are properly maintained and readily available during audits.

Lead acquisition and grants management initiatives, from pre-award market research and evaluation to post-award administration and close-out.

Directs and manages formulation, presentation, justification, and execution funds control.

Conduct all close out activities assigned (e.g., develop project close out budget, oversee sub-grantee close out budgets, review for payment all final invoices, close out technical services contracts, and sub-awards within donor guidelines)

Works with the financial officer/s on budgets, contracts and grant matters of more complex nature, such as indirect cost issues, prioritization of available additional funding and possible misuse of contract and grant funding.

Liaison with the provost’s office.

Represent the college with oversight entities and other regulatory boards.

Take on additional responsibilities, as needed including the staff management.


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

  • Proven project management and presentation skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong command over written and verbal communication

  • Knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues

  • Experience with complex financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets andfinancial reporting

  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to meet competing deadlines and deliver results on time with a strong attention to detail.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing

employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with

applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of

an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of



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




Salary commensurate with education and experience ($83,878 - $141,858)

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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26440

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access

their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. Please have your

documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required

material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter,

references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed

ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on March 2, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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.