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COLLEGE GRANT MANAGEMENT: I Wish I Did More Career Research In High School

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John is the Associate Director of Sponsored Programs at a university, which involves overseeing grant management. His typical day involves helping faculty secure funding or administer grants. He found his job while temping in grad school, and it developed into his career today. He tells us that he wishes he had done more research in preparing for college because there are more career opportunities out there than he ever knew.

Degree: Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience
Job Title: Associate Director of Sponsored Programs
Employer: LaGuardia Community College

Job Summary: Grants Manager

Job Description

Grants management is a job function within a grantmaking organization that focuses on the operations side of grantmaking, including grantmaking policies, procedures, compliance, and data and records management.

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Additional Info

Within grant management are the following roles and responsibilities.:

-Senior managers (officers and the board) are the experts in what the organization funds, deciding the organization’s strategic focus and funding priorities.
-Program staff are the experts in who the organization funds, building relationships with grantees and potential grantees, keeping abreast of developments in the field and making the tough decisions among competing proposals.
-Grants managers are the experts on how grants are made, dealing with the policies, procedures and operations behind receiving, awarding, and monitoring grants.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$40,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Organizational skills, Written communication skills, Mathematical skills, Teamwork

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