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Director of Grant Writing & Research

Director of Grant Writing & Research

Posted on: 09/20/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required



$103,026.00 – $118,480.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is an integral part of the City’s evolving criminal justice system, participating in reform initiatives and strategies aimed to move the City towards a smaller jail system without compromising public safety. The DOC is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors, volunteers and people in our custody. Importantly, safe jails enable DOC to provide people in custody with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re-enter their communities. The DOC operates facilities and court commands across the five boroughs with more than 9,500 diverse professionals and knowledge experts.

The DOC seeks to recruit a Director for Grant Writing & Research who will play a vital role in supporting the strategic operational functions of the Department and the Commissioner’s reform agenda. Under executive direction, with latitude for independent judgment and decision-making, the Director will be responsible for but not limited to;
-Overseeing the research of various grant and funding sources;
-Responding to requests for proposals (RFPs);
-Managing the collection of data and the development of background information for grant proposals;
-Overseeing the coordination of grant requests for submission, including letters of interest, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
-Managing, monitoring, and tracking grant applications submitted and programs funded;
-Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with community-based organizations with the goal of establishing relationships to further the broader goals of the Department and to support the grant-based funding efforts of nonprofit partners who work to support DOC’s population;
-Managing grant timelines;
-Working closely with staff throughout the Department to help develop and implement plans for new grant-based initiatives;
-Performing related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

-Proven track record in obtaining grant funds and background in public safety writing a plus -Strong research and writing skills. -Strong communications skills. -Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Director of Grant Writing & Research

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Hazen St-A.M.K.C., E. Elm, Ny

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