ffice of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Grants Pre-Award Administrator
Under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Grants Pre-Award Administrator (Professional Services Specialist III) is responsible for proactively researching and identifying external funding opportunities that support faculty and faculty-student research; develop curriculum; enhance student success; aid recruitment and retention; and support campus programming and community outreach.
Working collaboratively with faculty, professional staff, deans and administrators, the Grants Pre-Award Administrator researches and communicates grant opportunities on a daily basis; assists in preparing competitive proposals; submits proposals; provides direct assistance to faculty in developing grantsmanship plans and skill development; and provides training for faculty and staff. The Grants Pre-Award Administrator has primary responsibility for developing and submitting federal, state and local grant proposals for all academic and nonacademic units, centers, institutes, and outreach programs. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university protocol.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and minimum of two years of successful grant-writing experience in educational, non-profit or government settings, including significant experience with preparation of research proposals, budgets and reports is required. Preferred qualifications include: A Master’s degree from an accredited college; Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) certification; success obtaining state and federal grant funding; familiarity with federal and state regulations that pertain to public/private funding sources and higher education; and familiarity with Pivot, Foundation Directory Online and/or other similar funding databases. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced personal computer and related software skills, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, data query, Internet and research administration.
Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.
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