Position Information

Grants and Contracts Manager
  • Proposal Development and Submission
  • Develop and submit proposal budgets, budget justifications, and ancillary materials to funders, ensuring accuracy and adherence to Teachers College and funder guidelines.
  • Review and interpret federal and non-federal funder guidelines, and advise senior staff.
  • Liaise with partners, consultants and subcontractors to develop and revise statements of work, budgets, and budget narratives for approval and submission to funders.

Grant Administration
  • Manage portfolio of approximately 10 grants/contracts estimated at $10M.
  • Process and approve payments to vendors and consultants; staff and external reimbursements; professional development fund and travel/cash advances; and miscellaneous disbursements.
  • Update project budgets daily and track payment requests.
  • Ensure that spending corresponds with proposal budgets and grant/contract specifications.
  • Reconcile monthly budget reports from TC with CCRC project spreadsheets; monitor expenses and variances; and prepare year-end final reconciliations and project closeouts.
  • Work with Finance Director and Principal Investigators to prepare monthly, quarterly, annual invoices/financial reports and submit with progress reports to funders in accordance with grant/contract guidelines in advance of required deadlines.
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Work with Office of Sponsored Programs, General Counsel, Purchasing Offices and project directors to develop, prepare, and/or amend agreements, and develop contractor scopes of work. Negotiate contract language within established organizational parameters.
  • Manage and review subcontractor and consultant progress and financial reports/invoices, request revisions, and process and approve payments.
  • Manage competitive bids and procurements including Requests for Proposals.

Management and Leadership Tasks
  • Participate in TC focus groups and product explorations/pilots.
  • Provide suggestions and feedback for new financial and administrative systems Participate in USDOE and foundation webinars.
  • Track proposal and financial reporting deadlines and clearly communicate to staff well in advance.
  • Work closely with CCRC finance team, senior staff, and Teachers College offices, ensuring clear communication.
  • Learn, implement, and train staff on new systems adopted by CCRC and Teachers College.

The deadline to apply is December 20th, 2020.

To apply for this position, visit: https://employment.tc.columbia.edu/cw/en-us/job/506097/grants-and-contracts-manager
Position: Grants and Contracts Manager
Organization: CCRC Teachers College Columbia University
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Posting Start Date: 11/9/2020
Date Posted: 11/9/2020
Requirements Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of experience in financial and grants administration, including preparing and submitting budgets, proposals, and invoices/financial reports to funders
  • Experience or coursework in cost accounting principles and ability to perform related mathematical calculations
  • Experience in reading, interpreting, and applying foundation guidelines and federal regulations
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office – Word and Excel specifically. Intermediate skills in Access and gift/donor relationship databases. Advanced skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Reliable, responsible, good judgment, highly organized, and willing to take initiative
  • Able to work with precision, with strong attention to detail
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and anticipate and meet strict deadlines
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of internal and external contacts
  • Successful completion of interview task(s)

Preferred Qualifications
  • More than three years of Sponsored Programs/Grant Administration experience
  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Experienced in bookkeeping with advanced skills in software
  • Experience in reviewing/revising contracts
  • Experience with organizational financial/accounting software systems
  • Grants experience in non-profits or an academic institution
Status: This listing expires on: 1/10/2021
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Organization Information
CCRC Teachers College Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
Box 174
New York,  NY 10027
United States
(212) 678-3091
Corinne Herlihy

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