Reporting to the Director of Communications & Web Services, the Publications and Grants Support Specialist will advance the work of the ULS by:
Facilitating ULS pre-grant activity: researching available and applicable grant opportunities and communicating opportunities both widely and to specific individuals or units within the ULS; assisting with application guidelines, timeframes, coordinating with Office of Research guidelines as applicable; and proofreading written proposals for clarity before submission.
Supporting the creation of outward facing publications, including annual reports, newsletters, and other formats, with the purposes of increasing engagement with user communities, demonstrating impact to University administrators, promoting library services, spaces, expertise, and programs, and helping to secure an adequate resource base.
Using social media to facilitate engagement with, primarily, Pitt faculty, staff, students, and alumni, to communicate regarding library services, spaces, expertise, and programs, to engage in conversation to help elucidate user needs, and to help raise the profile of the library system.
Bachelor's Degree. This position operates in a complex academic environment. 2 years professional writing, grants, and /or social media management experience.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Communications.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003797
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.