Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
Iowa Social Science Research Center Grant Development Manager
The Public Policy at the University of Iowa seeks a Grant Development Manager at the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC). The ISRC is a resource for interdisciplinary social science research that provides grant development support and data collection, management and access services. Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of the ISRC, the Grant Development Manager will facilitate an environment that encourages creativity and enthusiasm for excellence in social science research and scholarship. This includes identifying and promoting funding opportunities and proactively assisting faculty, staff and students in the grant proposal development and submission process. The Grant Development Manager will serve as an informational resource for Principal Investigators and their department staff to assist in navigating post-award administration tasks and requirements. The person in this position will serve as a liaison to departments and Principal Investigators regarding the ISRC and other research resources related to the University and will work closely with the Public Policy Center Administrative Team.
About the Public Policy Center The Public Policy Center (PPC) is an interdisciplinary academic research center in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development that investigates the most important issues affecting our daily lives. Our research is focused on Iowa and beyond. We also assist researchers across campus with their studies. Our mission is to provide policymakers and the public with information to make our lives and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research.
Salary and Benefits
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Salary range is $48,545 – Commensurate
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable experience (3-5 years) of demonstrated grant-related experience, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal development/submission, and grant budgeting and management, is required.
A demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public and private funding agencies and their policies and regulations is required.
Demonstrated experience providing the highest quality customer service including excellent communication and relationship management skills, as well as ability to be flexible and responsive.
Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities and tasks while successfully meeting deadlines.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Grant related experience in higher education setting is preferred.
Experience working with computer programs or applications specific to grant submissions (e.g. Cayuse, Fastlane, eRA Commons, etc.)
A strong research background with experience in survey research is preferred.
A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of University of Iowa grant and research related policies such as IRB, and procedures is preferred.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.