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CUNY Dean for Sponsored Research & Grants in New York, New York

Dean for Sponsored Research & Grants

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Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time




Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. With enrollment of nearly 27,000 students, BMCC is the largest of the 24 institutions comprising The City University of New York (CUNY). The College is strategically located in downtown Manhattan in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students: over 41% are Hispanic, over 30% are Black or African American, over 30% were born outside the US, and they represent more than 160 countries of origin with over 115 languages spoken. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect of each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin, among other personal characteristics. Collectively we share a belief in the transformative power of education to further the intellectual, economic, and social vitality of individuals and communities—and in the role of community colleges in advancing equity and social justice. BMCC’s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. As we strive to make BMCC the very best it can be— a leading community college nationwide— we are dedicated to building a diverse and talented faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service within our multicultural and international environment.

The Dean for Sponsored Research & Grants is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the development efforts of the Office for Grant Development. The Dean will partner with the Senior Vice President for Development, Department Heads, Department Chairs and faculty in developing grant opportunities and procuring grants.

The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President/Provost of Academic Affairs. He/she will oversee the Office of Grant Development and will be responsible on researching major grant opportunities relevant to the college’s programs and activities. He/she will supervise grant writers and will be responsible for writing major grants. He/she will regularly train faculty in the preparation of grant proposals and grant applications and monitor and evaluate the implementation of funded projects.

The Dean will identify potential public, private funding sources at the local, state and national level; provide information to faculty, staff, and College Officers on funding opportunities; stimulate and support proposal writing activities; process all grant proposals and work on post-award problems; create networks with College Advisory Boards fund-raising events and outreach to private and corporate supporters.

The successful candidate will maintain contacts with potential funding agencies; and maintain required reports. He/she will meet with appropriate state and federal officials to determine legislative and funding opportunities and conditions.

He/she will present periodic reports on the status, level, and type of grant activities to the President and his cabinet and will coordinate the collection of data for internal and external reports, and analyze these data and advise the President and his cabinet on strategies for improving grant funding.

The successful candidate will be the college’s chief liaison with the CUNY research Foundation and will oversee and administer the RF funded college payroll, including, but not limited to, reviewing and processing all personnel transactions for college personnel funded in whole or in part by BMCC accounts administered by the CUNY Research Foundation. He/she will provide overall, on-campus fiscal administration of all grants including purchasing and sub-contracting, and will manage all college discretionary accounts established at the CUNY Research Foundation on behalf of the college.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Master’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years related experience required. Knowledge of CUNY Research Foundation policies and procedures helpful. Knowledge of various government agencies and corporate sponsored program requirements and practices required; the successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of progressively responsible experience in grant and contract management. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience with diverse constituencies required.




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.


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