Grant Manager - Global Grants and Charitable Donations

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 14, 2018
Administration, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Grant Manager is responsible for executing healthcare related grant and charitable donation plans within the United States, Puerto Rico and globally. The Grant Manager exhibits a strong knowledge of grant making best practices, educational gaps in assigned therapeutic areas and participates in strategy development with Senior Managers. Additionally, the Grant Manager will lead cross-departmental projects designed to improve the effectiveness, efficiency or compliance of grant strategy execution.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct and evaluating needs assessments, determining clinical/education gaps, determining learning objectives, completing compliance evaluations, managing grant spending against budget, and building and evaluating outcomes measurement reports.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of grant and donation strategic plans.
  • Review Medical Education (ME) and Non-Medical Education (NME) grants and Charitable Donations (CD). Ensure that requests align with applicable strategy, clinical and scientific principles and policy, laws/regulations, outcome measurements, adult learning principles and other relevant criteria.
  • Analyze financial reports (e.g. budget, Plan, LBE), and activity outcomes and impacts.
  • Attend supported programs to audit, monitor, or assess educational value on a periodic basis.
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of all systems used in the grant management process, and contribute to system updates/upgrades.
  • Keep abreast of best practices in grant processing and continually improve the quality and efficiency of grant review and approval.
  • Abide by internal policies and procedures as well as external and local guidelines to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise through development and maintenance of departmental policies, procedures, training material, work instructions, audit documents, checklists, etc. Develop and deliver training to colleagues in related to grant review policies and best practices.
  • Interact with requestors while demonstrating strong customer service during grant submission assessment and approval or denial. Proactively resolve issues that arise throughout process.
  • Actively contribute to department mission by sharing recommendations/solutions for key business issues, and serve as key resource for interpretation of policies, procedures, and strategic grant and donation plans.
  • Develop and maintain an effective network of relationships across internal and external customers and functional support teams.
  • Manages assigned projects and ensures timely completion of deliverables as per plan.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, and effectively manage conflict and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multitask to enhance productivity and manage workload in an appropriate manner.
  • Seek to achieve Certification of CME Professional (CCMEP) by completing a minimum of three qualifying points per year and passing exam once meeting minimum exam requirements.
  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Global Grants and Charitable Donations.
  • Provides project leadership across department.
  • Supervises tasks performed by Grant Analysts.



  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science required.
  • 4 years of health care experience working in medical education, grants, medical affairs, legal and/or compliance departments.
  • Attention to detail and ability to critically and strategically evaluate submitted grants.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creative problem solving skills to maximize productivity and resolve complex issues.
  • Manage multi-faceted projects, while working in a cross functional environment and demonstrating a positive professional presence.
  • Health Care Professional or Master's degree.
  • Understanding of adult learning principles.
  • Certification of CME Professional (CCMEP).
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry, Medical Education, applicable regulations, and health care/medical terms.


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