As a member of the dynamic Foundation Relations and Government Grants team, the Senior Grants Officer is an entrepreneur who will cultivate and manage a portfolio of government and foundation grants in support of various clinical initiatives, education programs and research at Boston Medical Center (BMC). The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong political sensitivities and excellent judgment; an outstanding writer able to perform under tight deadlines; a skilled project manager able to drive the work of multiple people towards the submission of high quality, competitive grant proposals; an accomplished multi-task professional; and seek to develop a keen understanding of the intricacies of the federal process involving NIH, HRSA, and CDC among other federal agencies.
The candidate will be able to perform under stress and relish the many opportunities to develop new multi-disciplinary programs aligned with BMC's strategic priorities; broker new internal and external collaborations and partnerships; and cultivate new six-figure funding sources and principal investigators.
The candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of health care service delivery models and trends in the organization and financing of health care systems. Knowledge of research and evaluation methods is needed, along with the necessary background and experience in order to assess scientific proposals for innovation and impact; advise principal investigators concerning proposal content in relation to evaluation criteria; and strengthen proposal contents.
The successful candidate will work with senior clinical and administrative staff, including Development colleagues, to brainstorm and generate new opportunities for BMC and manage proposal development. Whenever possible, he or she will facilitate productive dialogue between funders and principal investigators to ensure that proposals have a high likelihood of success. Initiative, drive and superior interpersonal skills are key to this position. The Senior Grant Officer will be responsible for generating new opportunities for BMC and capturing several million dollars of grant support.
Bachelor's Degree required; Masters or equivalent preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of grant writing, program development or research experience required.
- Proven ability to think critically.
- Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal skills.
- Adept with innovating and collaborating in large, complex systems.
- Track record in managing multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
- Facility in working both independently and as a team player.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters.
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