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Senior Proposal Development Specialist
University of Idaho

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2018
Title Senior Proposal Development Specialist
University University of Idaho
Department University Research
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Institutional Advancement

University of Idaho

Senior Proposal Development Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $65,000 annually or higher commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Senior Proposal Development Specialist works within a team-based environment to support the university's strategic initiatives to grow research, scholarship, and creative activities across all disciplines.

The Senior Proposal Development Specialist will perform proposal, research, and faculty development activities that facilitate both individual faculty members and research teams to becoming more competitive in securing external funding, providing detailed proposal development assistance throughout all stages of proposal conceptual development and refinement. A particular focus will be to work with the Director of Research and Faculty Development to strategically identify and provide assistance for the development of large scale, multidisciplinary and/or multi-investigator federal proposals and projects of university strategic importance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors degree
Experience: three years of full-time employment in a proposal development position
Proposal development experience with large complex proposals
Demonstrated experience editing proposals and other documents Ability to work with and lead faculty teams in a university or similar environment
Ability to analyze federal Requests for Proposals and interact with funding agency personnel
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Outstanding organizational skills
Ability to work both independently and in teams
Ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Masters degree or PhD
The applicant has earned a relevant Research Administrators Certification Council certification (Certified Pre-Award Research Administration or Certified Research Administration ), or is interested in pursuing one of these certifications within three years.
Broad knowledge and understanding of research and scholarly achievement across the broad spectrum of fields found at a large complex public research university
Experience preparing and submitting proposals to large or complex federal funding sources, (e.g., STC, NRT, ERC, EPSCoR, COBRE)
Ability to develop and deliver presentations
Experience in using funding databases (e.g., COS Pivot, Foundation Directory Online)
Demonstrated experience in developing and presenting workshops

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Ability to travel occasionally for training and proposal development

Posting Number: SP001830P

Posting Date: 06/08/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Preferential review of applicants to begin on July 10, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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