1) The Research Computing Center (RCC) is seeking a motivated and experienced Writer. This role first and foremost requires excellent writing and communication skills in order to write and edit grants and other complex documents. The Writer must also leverage skills in goal-oriented planning and organizational logistics to work effectively with diverse teams and lead project management for all RCC grants. This position requires someone who is dedicated to and excited about advancing the research enterprise of the University of Chicago.
2) Write and edit grant proposals to funding agencies. Ensure compliance of university and funding agency guidelines.
3) Support proposal development and submission for RCC grant proposals.
4) Work with RCC staff and faculty to identify funding opportunities and develop strong relationships with new and existing funders.
5) Execute project management techniques for complex, multi-investigator grants and projects. Provide superior customer service to faculty who work with the RCC.
6) Oversee administrative grants operations for the office, including both pre-award and post-award management. Develop and/or follow efficient workflow processes, tracking and reporting processes for RCC projects and activities.
7) Write and/or edit a variety of complex documents, including but not limited to reports to the deans, committee materials, internal memos, and the RCC annual report.
8) Coordinate RCC communications to faculty, announcements and mass mailings.
9) Coordinate the creation of targeted marketing assets, including social media.
10) Additional duties as assigned.
1) Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills.
2) Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in a client-service environment.
3) Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
4) Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines.
5) High degree of professionalism.
6) Attention to detail.
7) Proven ability to seek out, coordinate and appropriately disseminate information.
8) Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion.
9) Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills.
10) Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of staff, partners, faculty, and constituents.
11) Ability to work independently.
12) Occasional evening and weekend.
13) Ability to travel occasionally.
14) Knowledge of federal granting agency regulations preferred.
1) Master's degree
1) Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience working in a professional environment
2) Experience in grant proposal preparation and writing
1) Cover letter
3) Writing Sample (2 pages maximum) that showcases the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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