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Job ID: 197631

Proposal Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2022
Title Proposal Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Office of Research Advancement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Fiscal Services
The Proposal Manager provides support to UB faculty and multi-disciplinary research teams to facilitate the development and submission of funding proposals, especially those that are multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary, and multi-institution. This individual identifies and distributes potential funding opportunities, assists in the organization of proposal teams, and provides proposal management. This may include collecting required documents from the team, drafting required supporting documents, and facilitating budget development alongside specialists from UB Sponsored Projects Services (SPS).

Job Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate proposal development: Facilitate proposal development efforts with principal investigators and their teams. Maintain a current understanding of funding sponsors, their guidelines, and their priorities. Thoroughly review funding solicitations. Develop proposal outlines, checklists, and timelines to facilitate proposal planning. Initiate and maintain regular communication with Principal Investigators and proposal teams, SPS, and unit leadership throughout the proposal development process. Conduct proposal meetings with faculty teams. Facilitate contact with funding agencies, when requested.
  • Format and review proposal documents: Draft, format, secure, and review required proposal documents, including biographical sketches, current and pending funding, management plans, budget justifications, letters of support, training records, and other required supporting documentation. Ensure all documents are compliant with sponsor guidelines.
  • Develop Presentations and seminars for faculty: Assist in developing content for and contribute to multimedia presentations and seminars for university faculty and researchers related to grantsmanship, proposal development, and submission.

Time management, attention to detail, 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 individuals should be able to work independently and collaboratively with other ORA / SPS staff members, as well as with faculty teams.

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.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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.

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