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The Research Foundation for SUNY Strategic Partnerships and Grants Coordinator in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Jan 17 2024 Job Description:

Job Description:

The SUNY GROW Support Unit's Strategic Partnerships and Grants Coordinator plays a critical role in identifying, pursuing, and securing grant funding to support the organization's mission and initiatives. This position involves researching potential funding sources, developing grant proposals, and maintaining relationships with donors and funding organizations.


  1. Grant Research:
  • Identify potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other funding sources.

  • Stay informed about grant application guidelines, eligibility criteria, and deadlines.

  1. Grant Proposal Development:
  • Write compelling grant proposals and applications that effectively communicate the organization's goals and funding needs.

  • Ensure that grant proposals are submitted in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Collaborate with program managers and other stakeholders to gather necessary information and data for proposals.

  1. Relationship Building:
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing grantors and funding organizations.

  • Motivate and inspire campus leaders to achieve objectives by facilitating discussions and developing relationships.

  • Seek new funding opportunities by networking and attending relevant events, conferences, and meetings.

  1. Grant Compliance:
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with grant requirements, reporting deadlines, and budgetary restrictions.

  • Prepare and submit grant reports as required by funding organizations.

  1. Budget Management:
  • Collaborate with the finance team to develop budgets for grant proposals and track grant-related expenses.
  1. Grant Database Management:
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of grant opportunities, submissions, and outcomes.

  • Track the progress of grant applications and report on their status.

  1. Grant Strategy and Planning:
  • Develop a long-term grant acquisition strategy aligned with SUNY's goals and needs.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of grant activities and make recommendations for improvements.

    Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., nonprofit management, public administration, communications).

  • Personal and professional integrity that communicates a sense of mission, leadership, and ability to self-start.

  • Proven experience in grant writing and development, preferably in a nonprofit or similar setting.

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Proficiency in grant management software and Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field.

  • Certification in grant writing or nonprofit management.

  • Experience with online grant application portals and databases.

    Additional Information:

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.