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CUNY Development Grants Director - Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs in Queens, New York

Job Title: Development Grants Director - Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Job ID: 22493

Location: Queensborough CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Development Grants Director leads the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs and is responsible for the administration and growth of the College's grants and contract programs, including those that support faculty research, student support, workforce development, and pre-college programming. Funding sources are federal, state, and city government agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is dedicated to recruiting and retaining professionals who share the College’s commitment to equity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs is responsible for all aspects of pre and post award administration, including prospect research, proposal and budget development and review, oversight of submission of application; as well as, reporting, budget modifications, relationships with sponsors and Research Foundation, and faculty and staff outreach and training.

Duties include but are not limited to:

-Directs Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) staff to ensure high performing and collaborative team members, including hiring, allocating caseload, monitoring productivity, development and performance management.

-Oversees the day-to-day functioning of the OGSP team including coordination of work schedules and assignments to meet deadlines and maintain high productivity and efficiency.

-Works with faculty and other staff to identify their interests and match them with funding opportunities. Serves as general resource for faculty & staff regarding funding opportunities and processes.

-Develops, recommends, and implements grant management policies and procedures to improve efficiency and grant maximization.

-Supports faculty and administrators in grant proposal writing; takes responsibility in coordinating interdisciplinary grant projects.

-Monitors funding announcements, identifies funding sources and coordinates information in reports and announcements for distribution to relevant parties.

-Keeps abreast of all federal, state and university policies and regulations that have pre-award implications.

-Prepares, implements and manages budget.

-Supervises the post award administration of research programs.

-Plans, coordinates, designs, and implements workshops to train PIs to interpret grant guidelines and prepare preliminary materials for grant submission.

-Directs general OGSP functions and gathers additional data for internal and external reporting as needed.

-Plans, designs and coordinates interdisciplinary information and research planning sessions and professional development activities for faculty and staff.


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

A preferred candidate should have:

-A master’s degree plus a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), or MBA, or Ph.D., or project management certification, and/or similar credential.

-Experience with all types of funding sponsors - Government (i.e. DOL, DOH, NEH, NSF, NYSED, NYDOL, NYC) Corporate Foundations, Private Foundations

-A documented history of winning grant awards.

-At least three years’ experience effectively managing an office with grant management functions and supervising staff.

-Demonstrated ability to develop and manage staff.

-Superb writing skills with experience in writing proposals and researching foundations;

-Experience analyzing and preparing project budgets.

-Excellent analytical skills, superior organizational skills and attention to details,

-Strong computer skills (Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Word and Access) and the ability to learn new software programs.

-Ability to communicate in a diplomatic, friendly, and effective manner.

-Ability to meet tight deadlines.


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.

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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June 22, 2021.

Review of resumes to begin immediately.


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.