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Senior Grants Officer

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a division of Bard College, is seeking a full-time Senior Grants Officer.

The BGC offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history. Founded in 1993, the BGC is located on West 86th Street in New York City.

BASIC FUNCTION:  The Senior Grants Officer is responsible for driving efforts to expand grant funding and philanthropic support of the Center’s programs.  Primarily responsible for advising faculty and staff on, and aiding faculty in, applying for and securing state and federal government and/or private foundation grants for a range of institutional purposes including curricular initiatives, research initiatives, faculty research, financial aid, and exhibitions.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                                        


Establish current and mid-range priorities for grants targeted to institutional needs, priorities, and special projects and those providing support for faculty research.   Identify potential funding sources for major research and education initiatives, facilitate discussions concerning research opportunities, and collaborate with faculty and staff to develop areas for potential funding.   Assume primary responsibility for pre-award and post-award services in the development, submission, monitoring, and reporting of funded projects. Review budgets, make proposal presentation recommendations, conduct training, and create resources to support faculty and staff with their grant submissions.


Accompany BGC representatives on solicitation and stewardship meetings. Prepare and conduct appropriate briefings prior to prospect/institutional interaction.


Program Management

Prepare an annual plan by month that delineates financial as well as strategic goals and appropriate metrics; complete an annual program review of results, determine strengths and challenges of the program, and modify plans accordingly.



Reports to the Director of External Affairs. Involves significant interaction with faculty, academic administration, development staff, and finance department.



Requires a master's degree in a related discipline plus three years of experience in a position that includes writing, development, facilitation, and submission of successful grant proposals, particularly to federal funding agencies. Also requires knowledge of major sponsors' policies and procedures and of business principles governing grants; skills in composing, editing, planning, organizing, integrating information, making decisions, and attaining results; collaborative, diplomatic, and negotiating skills for diverse constituencies; excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; the ability to work effectively as part of a team; and computer literacy to include and other web-based granting agency technologies, word processing, database, spreadsheet,  and search engines.



A PhD and proposal experience in a research university is preferred.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to . No telephone calls please. The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.