The Proposal Development Office (PDO) is seeking a Senior Proposal Development Officer to provide university-wide pre-award proposal development services to researchers. The Senior Proposal Development Officer works within a team-based environment to support the university's strategic initiatives to grow research by serving as a primary liaison with principal investigators interested in pursuing extramural funding, by developing relationships with agency program managers, facilitating development of researcher relationships with agency stakeholders, and by providing grant-related consultation and proposal development support. Specific responsibilities are to monitor and disseminate funding announcements from governmental, private, and professional sources; assist researchers in developing competitive grant applications for extramural support with an emphasis on large/complex institutional proposals; assist in proposal planning and development; critically review proposal narratives; and present grant-related workshops and training as well as coordinate web-based webinars and other teleconference training initiatives. In addition, this PDO officer supervises the efforts of PDO professional staff to coordinate proposal development support to investigators and teams. The position requires some travel to remain current with best practices in research development and funding agency research priorities. Competitive applicants will have a significant track record of success in pre-award proposal development services spanning diverse sponsors and/or federal agencies as well as the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize work in a deadline-driven environment. Pertinent skills include training and workshop presentation, information management and organization, networking, and the ability to work independently and to take initiative. The successful candidate will also demonstrate leadership in mentoring and/or supervision and strong written communication skills. In addition, this position requires the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people on and off campus and to work with tact and judgment in dealing with agency and UK personnel and information.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
5 years of grant writing, grant development and proposal development experience.
University Community of Inclusion:
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