Job Type

Full Time

Published

11/01/2018

Address

Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4777
New York
NY
10163
United States

Description

About Us

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with one clear objective: accelerating meaningful therapeutic advances and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Foundation applies extraordinary scientific, business and media assets to this singular focus—thus creating a unique and dynamic organization. Since inception, MJFF has quickly grown into the largest global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded over $800 million in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide.


We believe that to find a cure for PD as quickly as possible, our capital needs to push research forward today—we therefore deliberately have no endowment. We instead start our fundraising from zero each year and seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $90 million annually. Today, the Foundation has approximately 140 full-time employees who are based in New York City.


Position Summary:

The Research Programs team, made up of Ph.D. and MD neuroscientists paired with business-trained project managers, manages the Foundation's research portfolio of approximately 250 active grants. This team works closely with Foundation peer reviewers to make funding decisions, direct research goals and troubleshoot issues as they arise.

As a grant assistant in the Research Programs team, you will be providing support to the Program Officers team in the management of grant-related activities. It is quite a responsible job and a grant assistant needs to be meticulous, organized and willing to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. This position must ensure that the activities are well coordinated across the team, other departments and external stakeholders.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Pull together templates/documentation such as contracts, confidentiality agreement, etc. pertinent to processing grants.
  • Prepare and review documentation for cross-departmental signoff, managing the sign-off process.
  • Ensure digital record keeping, file path organization, and management of grant-related documents.
  • Perform data-entry such as file path, affiliations, banking information, payment related information and others in grants database.
  • Ensure that all pertinent documents such as progress reports, expense reports, etc. were received so grant payments are processed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Schedule check-in calls and reflects them in a shared calendar.
  • Assist with additional Research Programs team initiatives, meeting needs, and special projects as required.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

 

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience and interest in providing administrative support.
  • Experience with database software required. Experience with Blackbaud Grantmaking a plus.
  • Strong computer skills with excellent command of Microsoft Office.
  • Must be a professional who is proactive, self-directed, detail-oriented, and organized.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Must possess the capacity to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills


 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Please click on the following link . Please, no telephone inquiries and do not contact our staff directly. Only applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted. 


The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Please click on the following link . Please, no telephone inquiries and do not contact our staff directly. Only applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted. 


The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.



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