Grant Engine, Program Manager

Company Description:

Internship Job Description:

An experienced Program Manager (PM) with impeccable communication and critical thinking skills is sought to help Grant Engine realize non-dilutive funding awards on behalf of our clients. We assist our clients in the development and communication of a winning product profile. We also hone the quantitative differentiators of a product versus standard of care or state of the art. With our unique approach, we add value to our clients in a multi-faceted manner.

The PM role will develop and maintain relationships with new and existing industry-focused clients. We seek individuals who prioritize client happiness and who can ensure client needs are met. We also value initiative, the ability to find the right answer, and humility in the face of adversity and under demanding deadlines.

The PM is responsible for leading & managing the full range of activities required to conceptualize, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to NIH, DoD, and other government agencies. (S)he is responsible for interfacing with board-level executives, scientists, contract research organizations, and internal Grant Engine personnel effectively and efficiently. (S)he manages milestones, timelines and expectations, and ensures the delivery team produces the highest quality written scientific documents for funding awards. As such, an advanced degree in a technical area is an asset.

This position is a part-time to full-time opportunity although individuals with superior skills and a demonstrated track record will be considered for immediate full-time hire.

Job Title:

Program Manager

Consulting to Full Time Opportunity

Research Triangle Park, NC

Represent the Company in all interactions with new & existing clients.
Develop a deep understanding of Grant Engine processes, milestones, services and grantsmanship expertise.
Develop an in-depth understanding of small business funding mechanisms, particularly within the NIH and DoD, in order to provide informed recommendations for process and delivery improvements, both internally and to clients.
Obtain an understanding of prospective client technologies and business needs quickly in order to deliver content & advice on behalf of Grant Engine.
Lead the engagement via the Sales-to-Delivery handoff with new clients
Serve as the primary liaison with Grant Engine clients to ensure their needs are not only met but exceeded
Manage client relations throughout their lifetime at Grant Engine
Ensure highest level of satisfaction with all clients
Maintain continuous communication with and be exceptionally responsive to clients and their requests
Anticipate and make recommendations for client needs

Assess internal resources to proactively manage communications between the Grant Engine team and the client

Coordinate multiple timelines in a single project as well as multiple projects on varying timelines.
Provide excellent customer service with a positive attitude to every client, on every occasion

Add tangible value to overall company strategy for the client (team, funding, technology/IP, marketplace); product profile and roadmap and product quantitative differentiators against standard of care or state of the art.
Effective Project and Program Management
Have a broad understanding of scientific technologies and able to learn new technologies quickly
Display outstanding communication skills
Exercise good judgment in all work
Maintain a professional, helpful, and can-do attitude with clients and Grant Engine personnel
Maintain confidentiality
Work with CEO and Marketing Team to develop marketing, business development, and client satisfaction strategies.
Participate in selected prospective client meetings.

Necessary Qualifications:

5 years or more experience in project management, client management & relations in a technology-related field or professional services firm
Demonstrated track record of excellent client management skills
Experience working with new technologies and government grants experience is preferred
Passion for advancing innovative technologies from conception to commercialization
Proven track record of managing industry clients in a milestone-driven environment
Proven experience in scientific and technical writing; experience either writing or funding SBIR proposals, in the NIH or DoD, and/or experience with other funding mechanisms is preferred.

Additional Qualifications and Competencies:

PhD preferred.
Relationship Building: Trustworthy, intuitive, objective, proactive, able to anticipate problems before they arise, responsiveness, team-oriented, respectful.
Project Management: Milestone-driven, project risk management and timeline oriented, effective communication in multiple modalities to ensure effective management of internal and external personnel.
Critical Evaluation: Critical thinking, problem solving, curiosity, inquisitiveness, research methodology, knowledge management, & online search skills.
Communication for Impact: Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, presentation skills, diplomacy, perceptual objectivity, active listening and command of the English language.
Flexibility: Ability to handle changing priorities and multiple deadlines while maintaining high quality of workmanship.
Ethical Practice: Rapport building, trust building, personal and professional integrity, credibility, professional and personal courage.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Bonus and profit sharing eligible.

Type and Timing of Internship:

Part Time

Internship Location:

Durham, NC


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