Search for University Jobs in Staff & Non-Managerial Professionals

Job ID: 180832

Proposal Specialist II, Sponsored Projects Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


Date Posted Mar. 8, 2022
Title Proposal Specialist II, Sponsored Projects Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Sponsored Projects Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Fiscal Services
 
 

Position Summary
The Sponsored Projects Services department, within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, is seeking a Proposal Specialist II.

The Proposal Specialist II duties include:

Successfully manage a departmental portfolio, as the primary point of contact, for proposal and budget development, with the ability to interpret and apply sponsor guidelines to ensure compliance with University, Research Foundation and Sponsor policies
Advises faculty and departmental staff with navigating various electronic systems related to proposal development and submission

A remote/hybrid work schedule is available for this position.

The Proposal Specialist II provides direct support to faculty and departments in proposal development for various types of funding from Federal, Non-Federal, State and Non-profit sponsors, ensuring that all submissions are fully compliant with University, Research Foundation, and sponsor policies. Time management, strong communication skills and the ability to remain confident and poised in a fast-paced environment are essential. Individuals in this role must be adept problem-solvers who are able to manage multiple projects and requests under strict deadlines.

The Proposal Specialist II has direct experience with budget development, reading and interpreting guidelines and has working knowledge of various sponsor electronic systems, such as research.gov, eRA Commons, Proposal Central or other sponsor portals.

This position requires the ability to work independently with little oversight, and to be timely with tasks and communication. This position must also be able to work collaboratively within SPS and to be an effective team member to accomplish both SPS and university goals.

About Sponsored Projects Services
The Sponsored Projects Services department manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding and is dedicated to providing the best support possible for University researchers.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of direct experience with proposal and budget development
Experience in a higher education setting
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe
Good math skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
Ability to work in a diverse, deadline driven environment
Ability to identify, research and resolve problems, and follow-through on assignments with moderate direction
Proficient in navigating business systems, electronic documents and sponsors’ website
Demonstrated experience/ knowledge of various sponsor electronic systems, such as research.gov, eRA Commons and other electronic portals
Preferred Qualifications
3+ years of direct experience with proposal and budget development

Certification in Research Administration (CRA)

Advanced degree in relevant field

Experience with Click Grants Module

Proficient in electronic sponsor systems, such as ERA Commons, Research.gov or other sponsor systemsPosition Summary
The Sponsored Projects Services department, within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, is seeking a Proposal Specialist II.

The Proposal Specialist II duties include:

Successfully manage a departmental portfolio, as the primary point of contact, for proposal and budget development, with the ability to interpret and apply sponsor guidelines to ensure compliance with University, Research Foundation and Sponsor policies
Advises faculty and departmental staff with navigating various electronic systems related to proposal development and submission

A remote/hybrid work schedule is available for this position.

The Proposal Specialist II provides direct support to faculty and departments in proposal development for various types of funding from Federal, Non-Federal, State and Non-profit sponsors, ensuring that all submissions are fully compliant with University, Research Foundation, and sponsor policies. Time management, strong communication skills and the ability to remain confident and poised in a fast-paced environment are essential. Individuals in this role must be adept problem-solvers who are able to manage multiple projects and requests under strict deadlines.

The Proposal Specialist II has direct experience with budget development, reading and interpreting guidelines and has working knowledge of various sponsor electronic systems, such as research.gov, eRA Commons, Proposal Central or other sponsor portals.

This position requires the ability to work independently with little oversight, and to be timely with tasks and communication. This position must also be able to work collaboratively within SPS and to be an effective team member to accomplish both SPS and university goals.

About Sponsored Projects Services
The Sponsored Projects Services department manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding and is dedicated to providing the best support possible for University researchers.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of direct experience with proposal and budget development
Experience in a higher education setting
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe
Good math skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
Ability to work in a diverse, deadline driven environment
Ability to identify, research and resolve problems, and follow-through on assignments with moderate direction
Proficient in navigating business systems, electronic documents and sponsors’ website
Demonstrated experience/ knowledge of various sponsor electronic systems, such as research.gov, eRA Commons and other electronic portals

Preferred Qualifications
3+ years of direct experience with proposal and budget development

Certification in Research Administration (CRA)

Advanced degree in relevant field

Experience with Click Grants Module

Proficient in electronic sponsor systems, such as ERA Commons, Research.gov or other sponsor systems


 
Please reference AcademicKeys.com in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.
 
 

Contact Information

 
Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.

 

Refer this job to a friend or colleague!



New Search | Previous