Assists the Director and Co-Director of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA) in the development of the Institute and the successful achievement of its clinical, educational, and research missions and goals with a particular emphasis on the acquisition of external funding.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Networks with representatives from the public and private sectors, including but not limited to government, academia, pharma and industry, professional and community-based organizations, and funding agencies to achieve the Institute's mission and goals.
Interfaces with other University units such as the offices of Research and Sponsored Programs, Grants Management, Protection of Human Subjects, Government Affairs, University Affairs, and Academic Affairs, in order to advance the Institute's mission and goals.
Identifies and facilitates linkages/collaborations between NJISA and other departments and faculty of Rowan University in Glassboro for purposes of project and proposal development.
Participates with NJISA leadership in the development of funding strategies for the NJISA.
Coordinates and oversees the pre-award grant seeking activities of the NJISA, interfacing with NJISA faculty, staff, and collaborators as needed.
Identifies and/or assists in identifying federal, state, and private funding opportunities. Makes recommendations regarding their feasibility.
Devises work plans for proposal development and submission to support grant-related projects.
Prepares proposals and/or provides technical assistance and support to faculty and staff in their preparation, including but not limited to participation in the writing of proposals, including needs assessments, program work plans, logic models, program evaluation, program sustainability, letters of support or collaboration, and biosketches.
Collaborates with NJISA Director of Administration and Budget Analyst in aligning budget projections with programmatic objectives for initial budget development, justification and revised budgeting for proposals and projects.
Participates in post-award grants management, including preparation of narrative progress reports and non-competing continuations, quantitative data performance reports, and related supporting documentation.
Works with Principal Investigators/Project Directors and the education team in preparation and submission of project abstracts for national presentations and articles for peer-reviewed publications.
Serves as the NJISA's liaison to the Rowan Foundation. Provides information and project-related reports as requested.
Manages the activities of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation endowment, including project-related activities and required reports.
Oversees and coordinates student research projects (i.e., MSTAR. SMRF) with assigned faculty mentors, research consultant and support staff, Department Administrative Director, and Budget Analyst.
Keeps abreast of current policies, programs, trends and developments in the fields relevant to the NJISA's mission, goals, and programming.
Prepares and/or supervises preparation of reports for both internal and external sources, drafts position papers and testimony, etc.
Compiles statistics and provides in-depth background research and/or supervises these activities in support of the Institute Director's strategic planning, fundraising and marketing activities. Prepares reports with findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Participates in the public relations and marketing activities that support and foster the Institute's goals and programming.
Plans, executes and/or directs the execution of special projects.
Understands and adheres to Rowan's compliance and standards as they appear in Rowan University’s Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of lnterest Policy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree required, PhD preferred in a health or human services field plus a minimum of ten (I0) years’ experience writing grants to both public and private funding sources including federal and state agencies and national organizations. Previous experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation is required. Must demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills and be able to consistently produce results with minimal supervision. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and private grant procedures and regulations, and demonstrate a successful track record of grant funding. Must be able to research, organize, and synthesize complex information into comprehensive written and verbal communications for a wide variety of target audiences. Must be able to work professionally with all levels of staff and as part of a team. Must be able to adapt to and remain productive in a work environment with changing workload priorities and multiple deadline pressures.
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cul...tural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.