Director of Grants and Program Development
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center is recognized as one of the best in the nation. We provide the highest quality care and the safest, most effective solutions to patients of all ages by integrating the latest advances in science and research into new treatment developments.
The Director of Grants and Program Development PRIME will be responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of major federal grants for the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery for the new Psychiatry Research Institute Montefiore Einstein PRIME and Neuroscience and the Division of Substance Abuse and operations of the Chairs office at Belfer. As a senior member of the staff in the office of the Chairs, the Director, Grant and Program Development DGPD is responsible for developing short and long-term strategies with respect to on-going support of a wide range of psychiatry and neurosurgery programs, as well as gaining support for planning and development of new grant programs. The position will also work on grants development for the department of neurosurgery. The DGPD will supervise the grants writing efforts of the Division. In addition to strategic development, including faculty/staff recruitment and grants training, the DGPD will investigate funding resources, help prepare grants and develop mechanisms for on-going monitoring and reporting on grants which have been secured. Additionally the DGPD will oversee DoSA grants. The DGPD reports to the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Chair of Neurosurgery as well as the Executive Administrator of Psychiatry.
· Use judgment regarding particular funding opportunities/program initiatives. Determine the appropriate structure and content of program proposals/grant applications
· Identify and prioritize planning activities. Determine informational needs for planning and determine on-going monitoring / reporting structures for grants and initiatives
· Identify and develop major grant opportunities to support PRIME and the Department of Psychiatry. Including: government and large foundation funding opportunities relevant to department’s mission and PRIME goals. Work with institutional leadership to expand the pool of potential funding sources by keeping abreast of new grants as they become available. Identify and analyze policy developments and other external forces that could affect federal grants and other operations and thereby enable a proactive response that can mitigate negative fiscal and programmatic impacts
· Financial and programmatic management sponsor funded programs, including ensuring compliance with all sponsor, regulatory and institutional
· Budget preparation, financial analysis, and report presentation.
· Liaison with funding organizations and other internal offices for research program development, supervision and support
Proficiency with computerized spread sheets and database programs
· Demonstrated success / proven record with federal and clinical grant stewardship and applications. Knowledge of Federal, State, Foundation and Industry-sponsored grant application, pre - and post - award management, and contract negotiation.
· Ability to manage pre- and post-award activities for clinical research grants sponsored by Federal, State, Foundations and industry agencies·
· Sufficient medical knowledge and research background on common psychiatric and neurological/neurosurgical disorders.
· Research project /opportunity development
· Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills in solving various challenges
A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant administration (pre and post award; federal, industry and foundation grants). Experience in research program development and team leadership is desirable.
· Experience at a high level in federal grant applications, planning, development, report writing and oversight required. Clinical knowledge or degree's e.g. MD unlicensed, PhD, preferred
· Experience in strategic planning, as well as faculty and staff recruitment