The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) is one of only 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Institute conducts research and training through seven Centers: Early Childhood Center, Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Center on Community Living and Careers, Center for Health Equity, Indiana Resource Center on Autism, Center for Collaborative Systems Change, and the Eppley Institute on Parks and Public Lands.
This position will seek to increase the volume and success rate of external opportunity applications by the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC). This is a proposal development/pre-award position. To achieve this objective, the position will research and identify promising opportunities and provide oversight to the development of institutional opportunity applications.
Regarding the former, the position seeks opportunities that take advantage of and play to the strengths of the Institute and the seven centers within. It also identifies opportunities that align with IIDC strengths and resources, including identifying opportunities that might allow IIDC to develop new areas of expertise. Regarding the latter, the position oversees the application process and ensures that high-quality proposals and appropriate budgets are submitted.
For opportunities that are determined to be worth pursuing, the position helps to identify administrators, faculty, and staff who would be well positioned to apply for said opportunity. Works closely with a wide variety of stakeholders on the preparation of proposals, in part by setting schedules and ensuring that deadlines are met. Coordinates across the centers, facilitates collaboration and best practices, and provides a range of resources (such as boilerplate narratives and institutional data) to make the proposals more competitive. Plays an active role in ensuring that IIDC submits strong proposals for renewals. Sets and oversees schedules, produces or verifies budgets, and coordinates among Centers.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Oversees development of applications (for both new opportunities as well as renewals) by faculty and staff within IIDC. Collaborates with IU's Office for Research Administration through submission, coordinates among the various faculty and staff of IIDC involved in submitting draft proposals, and engages relevant campus partners. Sets submission schedules, ensures that deadlines are met, edits work done by others and ensures that budget aligns with IIDC objectives.
Identifies new opportunities that match IIDC strengths and objectives. Encourages IIDC faculty and staff to pursue promising grant opportunities.
Develops, implements, and oversees a system for all opportunity submissions within IIDC. Creates Institute schedules and processes for submitting grants; makes available on-line examples of successful proposals to funders to which IIDC faculty and staff might be applying; ensures that completed grants are kept in one place; develops a database of completed and awarded grants that indicate commitments by IIDC.
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and one year of experience in grant writing and/or grant administration.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Demonstrably excellent writing and editing skills. Talent at putting together budgets. Expertise in writing and administering grant applications. Excellent project management skills including the ability to set and enforce deadlines. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Familiarity with IU's Office for Research Administration as well as IU's proposal submission process. Familiarity with IU. Contacts within grant-making organizations.
Working Conditions / Demands
Those required for a standard desk job, such as long periods of time working on a computer.
Equipment utilized: personal computer.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2AD
Job Function: General Admin
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