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Grants & Funding Manager Position Description

 

The Caribbean Center for Child Neurodevelopment (CCCN) supports and fosters children’s healthy brain development in the Caribbean and all tropical developing regions worldwide. This mission is pursued across four pillars of work: (1) Interventions that draw on principles of social neuroscience and caregiver empowerment to foster safety, connection, and brain development in children; (2) Assessment of caregivers and child neurodevelopment to measure the impact of interventions on child functioning; (3) Evidence-based policy advising for local, regional, and global partners; and (4) Public health campaigns to promote child neurodevelopment widely. 

CCCN is looking to procure a Grants & Funding Manager to support its mission and extend its existing track record of funding, which totals more than $4 million to-date. The Grants and Funding Manager is responsible for identifying, vetting, and pursuing funding opportunities from government, non-government, and private research and philanthropic agencies locally, nationally, regionally, and internationally. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced early child neurodevelopment specialists as they expand their work internationally.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Become familiar with the history and capability of the CCCN in order to write and edit grant applications to support its work.
  • Research potential funding opportunities, both federal (public) and private, that align with the mission of the CCCN.
  • Maintain the opportunity tracker with the status of past, present, and future funding opportunities.
  • Provide a weekly report-out of grant activities in the weekly CCCN team meeting.
  • Organize and run a regular grant meeting to review potential opportunities, manage roles and responsibilities of current grant opportunities being prepared, and provide updates on submitted opportunities.
  • Schedule and moderate additional meetings if proposal due dates require them.
  • Support the CCCN Team in writing the proposal.
  • Support the CCCN Team in proofreading and editing the proposal.
  • Submit proposals on time with accurate information.
  • Track the outcomes of all proposals and update the CCCN, including obtaining feedback from the finding agency and using this feedback to resubmit the proposal or submit a new proposal to a different funding agency.
Ideal qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following education, skills, and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, neuroscience, biology, health, or a related degree from an accredited university.
  • 3 years’ experience in a research environment, either lab or field based. Experience could be obtained through volunteer work and/or during formal schooling.
  • A familiarity with the process of research funding from public and/or private institutions
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • A self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent logical reasoning and critical thinking skills to vet grant opportunities for alignment with the goals and abilities of the CCCN.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with an ability to track multiple work projects simultaneously and move work plans forward to schedule.
  • A team player who can communicate effectively with other CCCN staffs to coordinate efforts toward identified grant targets.
  • A willingness to work extended hours when grant deadlines are imminent.
Work Location:

 This is a remote working position, and the successful candidate will work from home or any other quiet space where frequent conference calls can be held. The ideal candidate will be located within 4 time zones of AST, to ensure overlapping work hours with the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).

Remuneration:

The remuneration has been budgeted at $2,000 USD per month plus performance bonus. The bonus is determined by procurement of grant funds, with a target range of 3-4% of gross funds procured. There are potential opportunities to work with the CCCN’s sister organization, the East African Center for Child Neurodevelopment, which is based in Kenya.

Administrative Note:

CCCN is a program under the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation affiliated with St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. As the administrative organization overseeing the activities of the CCCN, WINDREF will contract with the successful candidate for this position. This is a one-year contract with potential for renewal based on performance and availability of funding.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your resume/CV and a cover letter outlining how your education, experience, and skills match the qualifications to: [email protected], copying [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and until the position is filled.