Grants & Programs Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




New York
New York
United States


Reporting to the Executive Director of Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare (JNVH) at Columbia University, the Grants & Programs Manager will be responsible for all aspects of JNVH's grantmaking, including financial management and other programmatic operations.

Specific responsibilities will include:

- Managing JNVH grants including communicating with grantees, preparing agreements, developing project plans, drafting budgets, distributing payments, monitoring progress and timelines, reviewing impact/financial reports, and conducting evaluations;

- Supporting the Executive Director in managing and promoting the nationwide Jonas Scholar Program and Alumni network by overseeing program applications, grant payments, reporting, evaluations, communications with Scholars & Alumni, and other relevant documentation;

- Collaborating with the Executive Director to identify, research and evaluate potential new grant-making opportunities to ensure continued strategic growth for JNVH;

- Working with the Executive Director and Development & Partnerships Manager to prepare funding proposals to philanthropic foundations to support JNVH programs;

- Partnering with the Executive Director to develop and monitor budgets for JNVH operations and the Jonas Scholar Program;

- Assisting with special events including the biannual Jonas Scholar Conference;

- Creating and maintaining reports, presentations and other written materials;

- Representing JNVH in external meetings as needed; and

- Overseeing special projects and performing other related duties as needed or assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four (4) years of related experience. 

The successful incumbent will have superior communication skills, both written and verbal, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of staff and project stakeholders. S/He must have exceptional time-management, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills. The Grants & Programs Manager will have the ability to work independently and proactively, manage multiple task simultaneously, and prioritize appropriately.

The individual selected for this position will have solid computer literacy in all facets of Microsoft Office, possess a keen attention to detail, and be adept in financial analyses. The ability to work with confidential data and demonstrate discretion in all interactions is also required.  

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master's degree in business, healthcare management/administration, nursing, public health, non-profit management, or a related field of study is preferred for this position. Previous work experience within a non-profit or grant-making foundation is also a plus.  


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree