The Office of Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Liberal Arts seeks candidates for a Grants/Contracts Professional 3 position with expertise in the Social Sciences (working title: Social Sciences Research Development Coordinator).
The University of Minnesota is one of the world's leading research universities, and CLA is the largest college in the University, with over 500 faculty, 300 staff and 14,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students. The Office of Research and Graduate Programs assists researchers in developing and carrying out research, scholarship, and creative activities.
The Social Sciences Research Development Coordinator supports the development of funding for faculty research projects and programmatic initiatives. The primary responsibility of the position is to work with faculty members to identify funding sources, help develop proposals and coordinate the grant writing process. The Coordinator will be part of a dynamic and collaborative team of fellow research development coordinators and other grants professionals and research support staff. This includes:
Assisting faculty in the identification and development of grant projects
Preparing grant proposals to various federal, state, and local funding sources both public and private
Gathering and preparing required documentation for the submission of grant applications
Working closely with funding agencies to clarify policies, procedures, and interpretation of application instructions
Managing grant submission process, including approval process at departmental, College, and University levels
Acting as a consultant to administrators, faculty, and staff who are writing their own grant proposals, writing narrative portions of proposals, editing, and proofing
Providing grant budget development assistance to faculty as needed
Monitoring proposal deadlines and adjusting priorities as necessary
Assisting faculty and staff in project planning
Working with the CLA Research Development team to develop and offer training workshops for faculty, staff, and graduate students
BA/BS degree plus at least 4 years of related experience or a combination of related education and work experience equal to 8 years.
Experience with budget planning, monitoring, and reporting.
Writing, editing, and proofing experience; grant proposal writing a plus.
Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, or coordinating projects to ensure meeting stated goals and objectives.
Successful experience consulting with clients from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
MA or PhD, strong preference for degree(s) in statistics, journalism, psychology or any social science.
Experience working with grant administrators at NSF, NIH or other funding agencies.
Experience with budget development, monitoring, and reporting, including contracts and cost sharing.
Experience with quantitative methods, statistics, and computation.
Experience with multi-institutional and international collaborations.
History of successfully writing and implementing grant proposals for funding from a wide variety of sources.
A history of successful grant requests and funding strategies.
Internal Number: 331398
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