• Grants Specialist

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/19/2018 4:54 PM)
    Job ID
    College of Engineering & Computing Sciences
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    College of Engineering and Computing Sciences
  • Overview

    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.


    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.



    College of Engineering and Computing Sciences (CoECS) offers 8 Master’s and 6 Bachelor’s degree programs in its two New York based campuses. CoECS has been ranked in the top 30, Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, 2017; Best Online Engineering Education Programs , 2017; Payscale College Report: Best Schools for Engineering by Salary Potential, 2016-2017, among many other recognitions. CoECS has nearly 1,300 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York.


    • Find and Match funding opportunities to college faculty 
    • Create and maintain database of faculty expertise
    • Create and maintain schedule of proposal deadlines
    • Write grant proposals and perform final edit of grant proposals
    • Create and update templates for standard portions of proposals
    • Provide research support for the content development as well as stylistic and substantive editing of documents and presentation materials. 
    • Conduct reference- and fact-checking as well as prepare evidence tables to ensure that documents and presentations are well-organized, well-written, and adhere to appropriate conventions of standard written English
    • Assemble and write proposals and other materials in coordination with researchers
    • Proofread all materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to established standards for grant/contract agency 
    • Oversee strategic development of grant proposals by PIs, including encouragement of early identification of opportunities, training of PIs, facilitation of proposal preparation, and enhancement of proposal quality prior to submission (e.g. pre-review of editorial and technical aspects) 
    • Minimize preparation burden on PIs and ensure high quality customer service 
    • Oversee proposal submission process to ensure on time submission and highest quality proposals
    • Develop network of internal/external technical and editorial reviewers as needed and utilize their services as needed for grant proposals 
    • Coordinate grant development training for PIs and proposal development administrators 
    • Collaborate as needed with other constituents on university wide grant proposal development and submission
    • Discover and implement best practices
    • Report on College’s proposal and scholarly development success and efficiency 
    • Maintain accurate and timely records to track progress of multiple projects and deliverables
    • Provide regular updates for faculty members and project leadership 
    • Attend conferences or visit program officers as directed by the Dean of the College 
    • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • 3 years of experience in grant writing or a closely related field 
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Thorough understanding of grammar rules 
    • Attention to detail and accuracy, with demonstrated ability to create high-quality documents that effectively and clearly convey research concepts and recommendations to targeted audiences, communicating key messages clearly and concisely
    • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate with multidisciplinary contributors through multiple cycles of editing and revision to produce coherent and authoritative final documents.
    • Ability to organize time and multiple projects efficiently and effectively to meet the demands of competing priorities and deadlines 
    • Ability to conceptualize graphics and other visual aids that support and enhance text 
    • Proficiency with standard Office software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and current web browsers (Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox) 
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work collegially with a small, close-knit teams 
    • Ability to work productively with great autonomy and minimal supervision, and equally able to take direction, elicit input from others, and respond to feedback. 
    • Ability to make effective presentations to faculty members and other authors in face-to-face meetings and on telephone conference calls 
    • Writing samples required


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree from an accredited institution 
    • 5 or more years of experience in grant writing or a closely related field
    • Portfolio of successfully funded federal and corporate grants




     Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration




    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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