This is a position in Sponsored Projects Services, within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, which manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding and is dedicated to providing the best support possible for University researchers. 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 duties include:
Provide direct support to University faculty and departments to facilitate proposal development, requiring the ability to interpret and apply sponsor guidelines to ensure compliance with University, Research Foundation and Sponsor policies
Works with faculty and administrators to develop budgets and ensure that applications for sponsored funds are in compliance with sponsor guidelines and requirements
A flexible work schedule may be an option for this position.
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) 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.
Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of administrative experience
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
Proficient in navigating business systems, electronic documents and online
3+ years of direct Grants Management experience
Budget preparation experience
Experience with Click Grants Module
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