Grant Program Manager
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
The Program Manager of the Grant Program is primarily responsible for planning and implementing grant programs from application to approval and utilization. He/she must have the ability to perform all the activities in the full grant cycle including prospect research, grant writing, and grant reporting.
- Understanding of NARAP history and programs
- Develop a campaign to conduct prospect research to identify available/ potential grants to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization
- Communicate specifications and requirements of prospective grants and get approval for grants from management
- Directly involved in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers
- Develop and maintain a proposal calendar
- Monitor grant deadlines, requirements, and deliverables, ensuring timely submission of work
- Monitor paperwork and other administrative functions connected with grant-funded programs
- Follow-up with funding agencies for regular update
- Provide stewardship to current donors to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
- Work with Management Team to make appointments with foundation officers and other prospects
- Arrange for onsite RA Program tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees)
- Maintain current records in the database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
- Track statistics relevant to the development and assist in the creation of written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)
- Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
Skills and Experience
- Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
- Strong editing skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
- Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
- Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
- Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
- Strong contributor in team environments
- Strong understanding of non-profit grant budgets
- Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing
- Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
- Experience working in deadline-driven environments
- Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
- Able to monitor and meet income goals
NARAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
About The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
66 Lilalyn Drive, FAIRFIELD, CT 06825, US
Centered in the emergency departments across the country, the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. is a non-profit clinical research organization facilitating large scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality of health care delivery nationally, especially in the areas of screening and prevention. Our work engages vast numbers of pre-health professional students as data collectors in the studies, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the research setting while teaching the fundamentals of interacting with patients.
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP) tackles critical health system needs in a unique way utilizing untapped resources.
Two key endeavors, clinical research and facilitation of primary health care, markedly improve health care in the Unites States.
Think of these three big numbers: 1/2, 4, and 500,000
- More than half the U.S. population visits an emergency department as a patient or visitor each year.
- The average emergency department visit is 4 hours.
- By conservative estimate, each year more than 500,000 college students and post-baccalaureat students are "pre-med," not counting those headed to dentistry, physicians assistant, physical and occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry and other health professions.
If there were similar requirements for clinical experience for application to medical school as there are for most other health professional schools, on average 500 hours, this would result in 60,000,000 hours per year volunteered each year in activities like the RA programs. Even at minimum wage, this translates to a potential $435 million value in work by motivated, college- educated students
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. a 501(c)(3) designated non-profit organization, was created to bring pre-health professional students into the emergency department to serve as participant identifiers, data collectors and assistants for clinical research, particularly on studies concerning the emergency department, as a site to facilitate primary health care screening.
Our Vision is to have all emergency departments near colleges serve as a link in a national network for clinical research, a vehicle for primary health care screening and prevention, and a locus to foster the development of future health professionals. NARAP looks to change how we facilitate primary health for large segments of the U.S. population, how we conduct clinical research efficiently, rapidly and at low cost, and how we develop and select future doctors and health professionals.