Assistant Director, Institutional SupportEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/98189
The Assistant Director, Institutional Support, leads campus-wide efforts to secure institutional grant awards by assessing the alignment of institutional priorities with potential funders. As a member of the Office of Institutional Support, the Assistant Director provides senior-level strategic planning and grant writing, working with partners to develop competitive proposals, responding to and managing RFP grant opportunities, and coordinating work with program administrators, project directors and faculty members to manage accurate and timely submissions of proposals on their behalf to foundations, government agencies and corporations including the development and oversight of narratives, accurate and realistic budgets, and correct interpretation of university priorities and guidelines.
The Assistant Director manages pre-award activities for a select cohort of Bard faculty and program administrators.
These activities include but are not limited to:
- Advise on the selection of funder based on knowledge of funder’s guidelines and priorities;
- Provide oversight and assistance with the application narrative
- Assist with the preparation of budgets and relevant application materials for public and private sector agencies in accordance with university policy and funder requirements;
- Verify the completeness of appropriate certifications related to compliance that are required at time of proposal submission;
- Review of final proposal for compliance and accuracy and the submission of the application;
- Respond to post-submission inquiries from the funder and or applicants;
- Promote the mission of the Office of Institutional Support by training faculty and staff in workshop and classroom settings.
- Serve as a resource for complex proposals including proposals with multiple collaborators or large, complex collaborative projects.
- Respond to program administrator and faculty requests for proposal development information and insight
- Act as a point of contact for identifying on-line resources by working closely with the Office of Prospect Research and providing information to facilitate the proposal development process
- Cultivate vision and strategy for institutional grant awards
- Serve on various campus-wide strategic planning committees.
- Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of experience in a university foundation and government relations office or equivalent, such as a sponsored research office.
- Graduate degree and five + years of experience strongly preferred
- A history of successful grant applications of over six figures to government agencies and major foundations
- Experience in both oral and written communication - candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with all levels of university faculty and staff and external funders and partners
- Strong analytical, written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
- Experience with electronic sponsored project systems including submittal of proposals through NSF Fastlane, NIH Commons, Grants.gov and other electronic portals
- Deep understanding of the grant lifecycle from pre-award to proposal to post award requirements; knowledge of the grant application process and the ability to manage all required steps for government and foundation grant submissions.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet inflexible deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of federal regulations and the Federal Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance (2C.F.R. Part 200), as they relate to program activities.
- Highly organized and able to manage/delegate multiple priorities
- Continual commitment to learning and development of self and team
Please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and the contact information for three references by following this link on Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/98189
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