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Prize Challenge and Grants Lead

Company: Corner Alliance
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a company where you can work with talented colleagues to contribute to our core purpose - to work with government to create results? If you like solving challenges and want to work on mission-oriented government programs, you will thrive in our collaborative environment that fosters inclusivity, encourages innovation, and appreciates you and your contributions when you deliver and grow the company.Corner Alliance is a dynamic, growing consulting firm that devotes itself to providing an enriching employee experience while meeting project deliverables. We are looking to add a Prize Challenge and Grants Lead with 6+ years of experience to join our team that will add to our culture and fully embrace our commitments to deliver, grow and thrive. You will work on various projects across Federal agencies during your tenure with us. Those who have fulfilling careers here get involved across the company, helping the organization grow and supporting a thriving work environment. Whether you're a Consultant or in Operations, you will work in meaningful ways to create results for the government.If your strengths include: prize challenge and grants management, a passion for driving innovation, a proven track record of building successful partnerships, strategy development, project management, and detail orientation then we are looking for you! -About the Role:The Prize Challenge and Grants Lead is a critical role that will be responsible for managing the execution of funding opportunities to support the CHIPS metrology program. This individual will be responsible for providing support to a team of prize challenge managers and supporting the administration of government funding through grant applications to support semiconductor research and development (R&D) activities.Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and execute management strategies to administer grant, cooperative agreement, prize challenge, and other funding mechanism programs used by NIST to support R&D and innovation in the CHIPS metrology program -
  • Develop marketing campaigns to promote funding opportunities and share application openings with wide audiences -
  • Facilitate collaborations between CHIPS metrology program teams and external partners to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies and methodologies
  • Quickly establish, develop, and foster positive rapport with federal government clients, key stakeholders, partners, and collaborators in a professional, creative environment
  • Support the drafting and development of Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) related to the CHIPS metrology program
  • Coordinate and manage the review of - grant applications by providing training to reviewers, documenting decision-making, and preparing selection packages to determine funding allocation
  • Support Federal Program Officers (FPOs) in their role of monitoring - and reporting on the progress of grant-funded projects, ensuring that deliverables are completed on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with the CHIPS metrology program team to develop and implement R&D plans and ensure alignment with program goals
  • Develop and implement metrics to track and measure the success of the prize challenge and grant programs
  • Represent the CHIPS metrology program at industry events and conferences to identify potential partners and collaborators
  • Manage and identify efficiencies or tools to improve existing/new organizational processes
  • Evolve into a subject matter expert and master the required skills -
  • Carry out our Commitments to Deliver, Grow, and ThriveLocation:You will work as part of a dynamic team at the client site in Boulder, CO. -Required Experience/Skills:
    • Bachelor's or advanced degree in a relevant field, such as engineering, physics, or business administration
    • 6+ years of experience in open innovation, grants management, or technology commercialization
    • Proven track record of building and managing successful partnerships and collaborations
    • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant applications and secure funding from government agencies and private foundations
    • Strong project management and financial management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
    • At least 2 years of experience managing people, including career planning, providing feedback, and performance reviews
    • Strong understanding of the regulations and policies governing funding mechanisms to ensure compliance and successful outcomes
    • Direct experience working on a daily (face-to-face) basis to advise senior-level clients
    • Creative thinker with the ability to translate complex information into manageable pieces
    • Receptive to all forms of feedback from clients and colleagues, and proactive to make changes
    • Demonstrates an unflappable attitude even when faced with changes or adversity
    • US citizenship or permanent resident with the ability to pass a government public-trust clearance or suitabilityPreferred Skills:
      • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry and/or metrology technologies -Don't think you have everything for this role but are still very interested? Please don't hold back from applying because you may not have it all. There's no such thing as a perfect candidate. You can learn and grow with us. So, please apply if you consider yourself to be detail-oriented, can re-prioritize in a fast-paced environment, have great client management and people management skills, can manage high-quality deliverables on time and this is a role that would make you excited to work every day.And the part about consulting? You also don't need a consulting background to apply - we have consultants from many different backgrounds: non-profits, associations, government, private sector and anything in between. We offer a 2 day orientation where we teach you the Corner Alliance Way of Consulting. What you do need are: transferable skills.Transferable Skills and Traits:
        • Coachable - receptive to feedback and swift on implementing suggestions
        • Unflappable - capability to navigate unexpected challenges with grace and come up with thoughtful solutions; you fully embrace a 'we-will-figure-it-out' mindset in chaos -
        • Resourceful - eager to learn more and develop skills you may not have; and ability to learn new systems quickly and a thirst to learn independently -
        • Innovative - willing to challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and suggest improvements to existing processes
        • Excellent Writing Skills - ability to synthesize, be concise, use the active voice, proofread and edit
        • Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills - ability to collect and analyze relevant information, problem-solve, and make rational decisions
        • Prioritization Skills - -ability to sequence tasks in order of terms of importance; and - willingness to pivot if more important tasks arise
        • Rapport Builder - having a natural ability to build candid, honest relationships with our clients and colleaguesAbout Us:We are a dynamic and growing management consulting firm headquartered in downtown DC focused on creating an experience that feels a bit different for our clients. We have their backs, push them with new ideas, and start every solution with their stakeholders to create high-performing, high-results Federal Government programs. Corner Alliance is serious about our Commitments: to Deliver excellence, Grow the business, and Thrive in a vibrant environment.Our Core Purpose is simple and meaningful: We work with government to create results.Corner Alliance offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for full-time employees including 401k matching (4%), PTO (3 weeks to start, 4 weeks (2-5 years) and 5 weeks (5 years+)), health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, FSA accounts, 4 weeks of paid parental leave, 11 paid holidays (including your birthday off), fitness & cell phone reimbursements, monthly all hands update meetings, annual in-person all hands team building day and evening out, regular check-ins for professional growth goals, semi-monthly one on one performance manager meetings, a social team that coordinates monthly events, use of technology like Slack to keep us connected and collaborative, and overall, a company culture dedicated to a highly engaged team.Corner Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable law.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Corner Alliance please call (202) 754-8120 or email -Corner Alliance participates in the E-verify program and will provide the Federal Government with Form I-9 information to confirm work authorization in the U.S.*Salary Estimate: $55,000.00 - $120,000.00 annually*The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have, and comparison to other employees already in this role.Visit us at to learn more. - -Powered by JazzHRPI213547278

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