The Proposal Development Services (PDS) team is seeking an Associate Research Development Specialist to provide faculty and researchers with a comprehensive range of proposal development and support services, resources and professional development that support the planning, preparation, project management, and grantsmanship for external contract and grant proposals. These services are tailored to the diverse and varying needs of faculty and researchers based on their career stage, experience submitting successful proposals for external funding, availability of school/departmental resources, and the grantmanship skills, abilities and capacity of the faculty and researchers.
Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in research and proposal development, including experience with private, state, and/or federal granting agencies and an understanding of grantsmanship.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to use language carefully and strategically. Strong attention to detail. Excellent time management, project management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, as well as work collaboratively with other members of the PDS team. Ability to manage an unpredictable and time-sensitive caseload of complex assignments while providing quality service and meeting deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and knowledge of other online cloud-based platforms for collaborative work (or willingness to learn), as well as comfort interacting with others and presenting remotely (e.g., Zoom).
A graduate degree in any discipline and prior experience working with faculty/researchers developing and executing projects. Strong knowledge of spreadsheet development and management. Familiarity with Indiana University's institutional research policies and processes.
Working Conditions / Demands
Concentration to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions. Ability to work with close vision for long periods at a computer station. Ability to handle confidential issues.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AD
Job Function: Research
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