The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University invites
applications for the Development and Grants Manager position. The
incumbent stewards important funding relationships with individual
and institutional donors to Columbia Journalism School, works with
department fundraisers and faculty to prepare applications for
gifts and grants, and project manages many aspects of the
department’s work with the central office of Annual Fund
This person is a crucial member of an eight-person team that
regularly exceeds its fundraising goals and that places importance
on the excellent management of our relationships with donors, both
individuals and institutional. The incumbent will manage a gifts
and grants portfolio, with responsibilities that include, but are
not limited to, advising and collaborating with faculty, the
school’s finance department, central administrative offices, and
with frontline development staff to prepare grant proposal
narratives, budgets and ancillary materials; project managing
pursuit of internal approvals for these proposals and filing grant
requests; maintaining good relationships with foundation grants
officers, as well as with individual donors and their philanthropic
advisors; working closely with the Annual Fund manager to project
manage the direct mail/marketing operations for the Journalism
School’s Annual Fund and ensure the smooth transmittal of gifts to
our partners in central administration.
- Manages and monitors grant activity for compliance. Acts as
liaison with faculty, Finance and Sponsored Projects
offices. Working closely with colleagues, prepares and submits
budgets and financial reports to foundations.
- Acts as the school’s primary administrator of the research
compliance and administration database including updating projects
in the system and shepherding them through approval.
- Stewards relationships with funders and ensures regular
communication through phone, emails, in-person outreach and
meetings. Assists development colleagues with site visits and
- Speaks and acts authoritatively on grants administration
matters as a representative of the school and university.
- Creates and maintains tools to track programs and manage
- Works closely with leadership to develop drafts and edit
letters of interest, proposals and reports.
- Works with financial staff to prepare and submit budgets and
financial reports to foundations.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required.
3–5 years of related experience required.
For a more detailed description, and/or to apply for
this position, please enter the following in your
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed
to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race,
ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular
interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic
background and more.