The Company

We are excited to partner with a global consultancy that helps companies and organizations secure large-scale grant funding to develop and scale their high impact climate-solutions. This mission-driven company has a strong track record of success in landing non-dilutive funding for their high-impact, climate-related ventures.

Your Impact (Responsibilities)

This position has significant growth potential, and will provide the candidate a unique opportunity to leverage their proven grant management and research skills to help develop an ambitious venture in an under-resourced part of the climate sector. As detailed below, it is important for you to not only have relevant experience and a strong skillset, but also to want to be part of a business that can deliver on this potential and fulfill their vision. To that end, you should be mission-driven, a self-starter, and highly capable of executing not only the day-to-day duties, but also capable of driving impactful initiatives throughout the development of the enterprise.

As the first Funding Research Lead, you will..

  • Be responsible for the essential beginning stages of the grants management lifecycle, namely identification and assessment of funders and funding opportunities
  • Be the primary driver of comprehensive Funding Ecosystem Map process, which is designed to identify the funding opportunities that have the highest probability of being successfully awarded and are most well-aligned with each individual client
  • Have deep engagement with and understanding of the grant and non-dilutive funding ecosystem in order to compile, analyze, and curate opportunities that support the acceleration of climate solutions
  • Review and manage the work of Funding Research Analysts across multiple simultaneous Ecosystem Mapping projects
  • Be responsible for client relationship management during the course of an individual Ecosystem Mapping project, including running meetings, requesting information, providing feedback, and delivering projects.
  • Some Project and people management, including Funding Research Analysts.
  • Support the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines to streamline and improve the Ecosystem Mapping process
  • Manage crucial tools in the Ecosystem Mapping process, including databases (e.g., Airtable), project management platforms (e.g., Asana), and custom Interactive Funding Pipelines

About You

  • At least 3 years of experience in grants identification, grant writing, and/or grant management required. Research administration and/or research compliance related to grants is accepted
  • Experience with grants substantially longer than three years and grants in the climate space is strongly preferred
  • Experience with grants in the United States is required. Additional international experience is preferred
  • At least 2-3 years of experience with quantitative or qualitative research, or other systematic investigation processes
  • Technical or science background in climate, energy, and/or life sciences, sufficient to fully comprehend and synthesize information about cutting-edge climate technologies
  • Technical and grants experience across multiple disciplines is preferred
  • Experience in or with private sector or commercial entities is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) required; graduate degree preferred. Research administration certificate preferred
  • Extraordinary attention to detail, as well as excellent writing, communication, organization, and execution skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to write and/or speak comfortably with individuals in all roles, including executives, staff, and scientists

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