The Senior Proposal Administrator I, under direction, will provide oversight for proposal development and provide services aligned with the Advancing Research through Technology (ART) Project. Support researchers (faculty, staff, and graduate students) in the preparation of proposals to ensure quality and compliance with sponsor guidelines (editing, formatting, and proofreading, as appropriate), engage in development and dissemination of best practices that guide and support proposal development responding to funding opportunities, develop resource materials for researchers and build an online collection of updated resources, work cooperatively with the Office of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs (ORISP) in organizing training for investigators in grant writing for external funding sources, collaborate with ORISP to identify grant opportunities and assist faculty with inquiries regarding proposal development, develop workshops, training, and Principal Investigator Boot-camps to advance the Title III Advancing Research through Technology (ART) project, adapt workshop materials to align with feedback and regulatory updates, responsible for ensuring all university and federal guidelines are followed for successful preparation of proposals and any supporting documentation required, and facilitate meetings of strategic teams and interdisciplinary research teams seeking to submit grant applications. This position is grant-funded. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant funding.
Collaborate with researchers in the preparation of their written proposal to be submitted to external funding sources by editing, formatting, and proofreading, as appropriate.
Develop and facilitate training, and Principal Investigator Boot-camps for staff and researchers both online and face to face on relevant proposal development domains, the use of technology for efficiency and the use of social media.
Develop online training modules to more efficiently disseminate information across multiple disciplines.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor?s degree in an applicable field.
Four years of related experience in a university or business environment developing budgets, and/or project management, and/or proposal administration including proposal preparation and/or identifying potential sponsor/funding opportunities.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Five years of related experience in proposal development with either higher education of governmental agencies.
Five years of experience conducting trainings and workshops.
Familiar with proposal processed and external funding mechanisms.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Knowledge of Federal grant and contract regulations and practical application of current research administration issues.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Customer service skills.
Ability to develop applications for economic impact analysis of transportation reinvestment zones.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience preparing proposals for grant submissions (including bio sketches, narratives, letters of support and submission requirements for federal, state and private agencies) to various funding agencies.
Knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to present information clearly and concisely.
Ability to develop and present workshops, trainings and support materials.
Job Posting Close Date:
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-017440
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