Grants and Development Manager
Columbia University - New York, NY

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5403- JRN Develop & Alumni Relations



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The Grants and Development Manager will oversee the grants management program at the Graduate School of Journalism. In this role, the incumbent will manage a grants portfolio, including but not limited to: advising and collaborating with faculty, finance, sponsored projects/research administration, and staff regarding grant requirements, flagging and meeting critical requirements and deadlines, and coordinating submission of required documents, interim, and final reports to funders. In addition to managing active grants, the incumbent will also identify and research new opportunities for funding from institutional donors. The incumbent will qualify prospects and cultivate potential contributors; design and develop solicitation strategies: identify gift opportunities that match donors' interests; and personally solicit gifts and continually steward donors. S/he will be expected to solicit gifts in the $10,000-$100,000 range for, but not limited to the Columbia Journalism Business/Technology Council. In addition s/he will play an active role in the design and line-up of the programming portion of the annual events. AN INTERNAL CANDIDATE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR THIS POSITION; ALTHOUGH WE STILL WELCOME YOUR APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES Acts as liaison with PI's, finance, sponsored projects. Monitors grant activity for compliance. Stewards relationships with funders and ensure regular communication through phone, emails, in-person outreach and meetings. Assist development deans with site visits and meetings. Creates and maintains comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files, records and systems. Researches and identifies new potential foundation donors. Build relationships with faculty and program officers and secure funding from prospective foundation donors. Speaks and acts authoritatively on grants administration matters as a representative of the school and university. Coordinates with leadership to develop, draft and edit letters of interest, proposals, and reports. Works with financial staff to prepare and submit budgets and financial reports to foundations. Gathers from School faculty and staff supplementary materials (such as statistics on programmatic initiatives, outcomes, etc.) for reports and proposals. Supports development team with other writing projects as needed. Participates in organization-wide planning and fundraising activities. Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects, consisting primarily of corporate and foundation prospects with the capacity to contribute $10,000-$100,000 annually. Identifies and cultivates new prospects. Documents solicitation information for files and updates tracking system. Manages and and supports Business Council volunteers in their outreach and partnership with the development team. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum three to five years related experience

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Well developed critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups are also required. Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Some previous grants management experience helpful.

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