Project Manager and Grant Developer 5076BR COS Dean's Office College of Science
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 118A
The College of Science has 797 undergraduate students, 244 graduate students and 191 faculty members. It delivers the required scientific and mathematical education for most of the programs offered at RIT. The College of Science houses four of RITs eight PhD. programs color science, astrophysical sciences and technology, mathematical modeling and imaging science.
The College of Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, the School of Mathematical Sciences, the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the Integrated Sciences Academy. It also offers many research opportunities and programs and houses a number of research centers and laboratories that are conducting world-renowned research. In addition to its degree programs, the College delivers the required scientific and mathematical underpinnings for most of the programs offered at RIT.
Detailed Job Description
The major roles of this position involve workflow coordination that includes management of projects in the COS Dean's office (manage pending projects, action items, and follow-ups to ensure goals and deadlines are met and track assignments made to others for actions to be taken on the Dean's behalf to ensure that there is closure) in addition to collaboration with agencies, industry, government, private foundations, and RIT academic units to identify new fundable projects supporting the College of Science and RIT strategic plans. Cultivate relationships with foundations and consult with agencies, industry, government, foundations on proposal development and project management. Conduct research and full range of activities required to evaluate prospects and to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals. Advise faculty of opportunities for new grant development initiatives and innovations and assist them with grant development and writing of proposals to secure privately and publicly funded grants which will support their research, the research agenda of the College of Science, general operations, and capital projects. Manage the development of complex proposals, often involving multiple areas of RIT and numerous external partners. This position will also involve significant writing and editing of proposals prior to submission, particularly of non-technical sections of grant proposals, ensuring the highest standards of quality in writing and will require exceptional editing skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to approach a research proposal as a project manager and an enthusiastic writer and editor. The Project Manager and Grant Developer will work with faculty in COS academic units and investigators from colleges across RIT and other institutes on multi-disciplinary proposals of significant scale and will work closely with Senior Research Administrators and other staff in the Sponsored Research Services office, focusing on the quality and presentation of proposal narratives.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Required experience: Minimum of three years of experience in writing successful grant proposals. ?
Demonstrated track record in successful proposal development and grant writing, preferably within higher education
Knowledge of Higher Education practices.
Knowledge of funding sources.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to write clear and persuasive proposals.
Organizational and planning skills.
Excellent editing skills.
Attention to detail.
Demonstrated skills and success in conducting research and analysis.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to adapt to change.
Ability to work in a team setting and independently.
Advanced degree in the sciences, engineering, or social sciences
Exemplary writing, computing, and interpersonal communication skills required
Prior experience working with federal funding agencies is preferred.
Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
Preferred education, experience or specialized skills: The Grant Developer must be able to handle multiple tasks; possess the ability to work in sometimes ambiguous situations; have strong reasoning skills; possess an astute understanding of the nature of higher education; be able to articulate capabilities of RIT to granting agencies; and possess initiative, foresight, diplomacy, and assertiveness. ?
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Portfolio of Work, Writing Samples
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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