Director, Federal Funding Initiatives Posted Nov 30
National Disease Research Interchange , Philadelphia, PA
Reportingto the Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives,

the Director, Federal Funding Initiatives,isresponsible for

buildingNDRI'smarketposition. He/She will be responsible for

identifying,developing,defining,negotiatingand closing

partnershiprelationshipswith Federal Funding agencies including but

not limited to: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of

Defense (DOD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Environmental

Protection Agency (EPA). The Director willidentify


andlong-termstrategicrelationshipswithexistingandnew federal

agencies.He/shewillberesponsible forstrategicGovernment

Relationships / Grant Writing, Client Relations,Business Case

Development, Onboarding Projects and defining the

Scope/Budget.Theposition requiresextensive external relationship

building and cultivation.


Federal Government Relationships / Grant


Design and development of proposals and reports to Federal

funding agencies, including budget development, formulation of

project goals, and description of tasks and assignment of

personnel. Is responsible for formatting reports according to

government guidelines, and maintaining schedules for task

performance and reporting requirements.

Actively helps guide initiatives to pursue federal funding,

grants and additional related entities' programs.

Develop strategic alliances to identify and cultivate funding


Track and report on new funding announcements, other

grant/awards, and contracting opportunities

Research funding targets (individual, corporate, government and

philanthropic) that meet the mission of the organization.

Develop grant proposals in accordance with the guidelines of

potential federal funding sources

Adhere to follow-up policies for all funders and external

contacts, ensuring donors are acknowledged in a timely manner,

receipts are provided, next steps are communicated, etc.

Track grant funded reporting requirements and coordinate the

submission of grant reports, ensuring they are timely and


Identify and manage strategic marketing opportunities and


Business case development

Developing a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and

customer satisfaction

Conducting research to identify new markets and customer


Arranging business meetings with prospective clients

Build long-term relationships with new and existing


Market knowledge

Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the

client organization

Attend industry functions, such as association events and

conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and

creative trends

Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and

develop the company's unique selling propositions and


Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the team.

Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to

meet these targets.

Research and develop a thorough understanding of the company's

people and capabilities.

Onboarding Projects

Manage and oversee the successful implementation of projects

and/or internal initiatives

Track, manage and assess project status to maintain accuracy and

to make sure that the project meets the client's quality


Assumes overall responsibilities for assignments of self and

team and drives execution to ensure targets, budgets and milestones

are met.

Anticipate critical issues and risks; take responsibility for

resolution across the organization.

Manages internal/external client expectations and anticipates

needs; sets direction for resolution of complex problems, and works

across the organization for consensus.

Manages production of various statuses, activity and performance

reports for senior management.

Promotes development and implementation of tools, best practices

and controls to improve process and overall quality of service.

Communicate client feedback, high-level issues, and

recommendations to effect change and enhance service and product


Support the deployment, promotion and achievement of NDRI's

strategy, business goals and objectives. Take an active role in

process improvements such as tools, templates, processes.


1.PhD in Life Science Discipline or equivalent preferred /

Master's Degree in science or engineering relating discipline,

equivalent combination of education and experience will be


2.A minimum of 10 years'experience in a business development

role and scientificenvironment, knowledge of the human tissue

industry preferred. Project Management Certificate/Training


3.Minimum of 10 years' experience writing,editing and submitting

successful grant applicationsto federal funding entities. Strong

knowledge or NIH reporting requirements.

4.Proficiency in the use o fMicrosoft Office products, Project,

PowerPoint, Word,Excel, Outlook,Microsoft Office suite, Smartsheet

and data base management .

Email Resumes with Cover Letter and Salary Requirements


Employment Type: Permanent

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