CUNY Grants Manager & Writer in Queens, New York


LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

Reporting to the Associate Director (Pre-Award Services) of the Grants Office, the Grants Manager and Writer is responsible for strategically seeking out and obtaining funding opportunities that align with the college's mission and strategic goals. Additionally, the Grants Manager and Writer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Proactively monitoring federal, state, and city agencies as well as corporations and foundations for funding opportunities appropriate for the college and its programs;

  • Collaborate with individual faculty and staff members who seek help in locating funding opportunities for their ideas; Assist faculty and staff with writing and editing grant proposals as well as budget development for grant proposals;

  • Research targeted funding opportunities that would be of interest to specific college program goals and areas of interest to faculty and staff;

  • Review all budget submissions for accuracy and compliance with Research Foundation and funder requirements;

  • Train faculty and staff on sourcing funding opportunities, grant writing and proposal submission processes.

  • Manage interim and final sponsor grant reports as needed.

  • Develop thorough understanding of the College's mission and strategic goals and translating that knowledge into institutional funding opportunity needs.

  • Ensure that all proposals submitted are in compliance with rules and regulations related to higher education grants, and meet the terms and conditions of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for which the grants are submitted.


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.


  • Working knowledge of allowable and unallowable costs for higher education grants.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Highly motivated.

  • Creative thinking skills.

  • Ability to collaborate and interact well with a variety of people and personalities. - Knowledgeable about all aspects of creating and editing proposals and budget as well as funding regulations and cost principals for sponsored project.

  • Extremely well organized and detail oriented.

  • Ability to use independent judgment.

  • Works well under pressure.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access).


Manages College's grant development programs and operations.

  • Manages grant development activities; writes grants, creates grant budgets and monitors compliance

  • Assists Director in implementation of grants; works closely and independently with grantors in resolving issues

  • Conducts prospect research; identifies, analyzes and cultivates potential funding sources

  • Guides faculty in finding appropriate funding sources based on discipline and/or research interest

  • Develops and conducts grants-related training with faculty and staff

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




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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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).


Open Until Filled. Review of resumes will commence 6/28/2018.


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.

Job Title: Grants Manager & Writer

Job ID: 18913

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular