Development Grants Director

Job ID: 8735

Contract Title: Higher Education Officer

Location: Queensborough CC

Department: Development & Alumni Affairs

Category: Managerial and Professional

Issue Date: July 25 2013

Closing Date: August 25 2013

Job Type: Full TimeRegular

FLSA: Exempt

General Duties:

 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. 

Campus Specific Information:

 Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Development Grants Director will lead and expand the College's grants program, which encompasses government grants (federal, state, and city) along with corporate and foundation grants. Fundraising priorities at Queensborough Community College include the following:  faculty development and pedagogy; high impact learning practices such as undergraduate research, collaborative learning, and academic service learning to increase retention and graduation rates among Queensborough's diverse student body; student scholarships and support; and the college's three cultural centers:  Kupferberg Holocaust Center, QCC Art Gallery, and Performing Arts Center (QPAC).


Major responsibilities:

- Raise grant funding for the college's programs and innovative initiatives.

- Cultivate faculty and staff to engage in grant activities.

- Assist grant applicants in developing project ideas and budgets.

- Coordinate the development of grant proposals that impact the college as a whole.

- Write institutional grant proposals.

- Communicate grant opportunities and accomplishments within the college.

- Disseminate grant awards and accomplishments to obtain local and national publicity/recognition.

- Lead a customer-oriented office for both pre-award and post-award grant activities.


Non-standard work hours may apply

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required

Other Qualifications:

 - Documented history of obtaining grant awards required

- Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills required

- Must be detail and deadline oriented

- Experience working collaboratively with faculty

- At least four (4) years of fundraising experience in an academic setting preferred  


 Commensurate with experience.  

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

How To Apply:

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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


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Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer. 



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