Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
CLA is the largest college in the University of Minnesota, with over 500 faculty, 300 staff and 14,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students. The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs advances the CLA's research mission through support of its research initiatives, graduate-level programs, and students.
Job Duties: The 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. 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
Bachelor's degree and at least four years of professional experience or a combination of related education and work experience equal to eight years.
Experience performing administrative, budgetary, or grant-related duties
Strong writing and editing skills
Experience communicating with a diverse audience
Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects with competing deadlines
Ability to work independently and in collaborative teams
MA or PhD, preferably in statistics, journalism, psychology or any social science
Experience and knowledge working in higher education
Experience working effectively with faculty, students, staff, and community partners
Experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
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: 335512
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.