The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) has a portfolio of 25+ grants (~$10M) from international government agencies, foreign foundations, and domestic foundations. The Grants Manager will support all grant management functions as part of a two-person Grants Manager team. The Grants Manager will oversee pre-award, post award, and award closeout administration for all grants associated with the Center. Act as a key advisor on all grant management tasks and support program leads on reporting needs. Coordinate all CIC grant reporting, including consolidating program documents, budget documents, and institutional approvals. Work closely with NYU’s OSP (Office of Sponsored Programs) to ensure proposals are processed and signed in a timely manner. Ensure that grant reporting is completed in a timely manner, including the coordination of internal deadlines for program and financial reports. Collaborate with program leads to ensure grant deliverables are completed with a timeline satisfactory to funder grant agreement. The Grants Manager is also the point of contact between CIC and SPA (Sponsored Programs Administration) in order to ensure that grant reporting tasks are approved within NYU’s internal systems. This position is also the point of contact between CIC and administrative officials at funder organizations, with support from the Director of Finance and Operations.
Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration, or related field, or equivalent practical experience. or
5+ years experience overseeing grant management activities in a non-profit or NGO setting.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks while maintaining strong attention to detail; - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships, and to effectively represent CIC both internally at NYU and externally with donors; - An ability to meticulously focus on details and specifics of multiple complex grants and program structures. - Understanding of the nature of non-profit/academic funding and revenue; - Analytical skills and ability to solve problems creatively; - General familiarity with compliance issues related grants, specifically grants from foreign governments and entities; - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in writing effective grant proposals; - Solid Excel skills, specifically an ability to develop and interpret pivot tables; experience with complex Excel formulas such as VLOOKUP and SUMIF a plus; - Strong understanding of staff time and allocation requirements related to grants; - Basic understanding of fund accounting concepts and GAAP, including expense accruals and revenue recognition requirements; - and a general understanding of operating budgets and how grants play a role in a broader organizational budget.
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