Senior Grants Manager

Chatham University   •  

Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Education.


Less than 5 years

Posted 375 days ago

Job Description:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for a Senior Grants Manager. The Senior Grants Managerreports to the Executive Director of Development.

The Senior Grants Manager assists the Executive Director of Development in the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program to acquire and steward grants primarily from state and federal funding sources, but including other corporate and foundation funders as assigned. Organizes, coordinates, and manages all pre- and post-federal and state grant procedures under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Identify, research, and circulate appropriate government grant opportunities to VP of Academic Affairs, deans and faculty.
· Interpret grant opportunities and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and with University policies and procedures.
· Serve as a federal and state grants liaison among faculty/staff principal investigators and provide assistance as needed.
· Coordinate grant budget development process with principal investigator and grants accounting office. Provide other administrative support with the grant submission process as needed.
· Work closely with Grants Manager and Executive Director to maximize team productivity in preparing and submitting grants. Work on foundation and corporate support projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
· Support the University through other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree, 3 - 5 years of grant administration experience, in particular with federal grants, experience with and other similar federal grant submission systems desirable, experience with proposal writing and institutional donors and experience with budget development and monitoring.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.