Proposal Development Specialist - Research Administration

Lowell, MA
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Proposal Development Specialist - Research Administration

Office of Research Administration

Job Reference Number:

Posting Date:

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:

Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
This integral position within the Office of Research Administration assists researchers with the development and submission of proposals for research funding in accordance with sponsor and university policies. The Office of Research Administration works with investigators to submit proposals to obtain research funding and to manage awards resulting from these proposals.

Essential Job Duties Include:

1. Prepare and submit proposals for research funding:
Prepare required sponsor forms as well as assist with the overall submission of the proposal to ensure a complete, compliant, and cohesive package.
Submit principal investigator's (PIs) grants to various sponsors within the federal, state and municipal governments as well as private industry and foundations.
Research and document new and emerging technologies required to electronically submit proposals.

2. Guideline review and interpretation:
Research and document continually evolving guidelines and information required to submit a successful proposal; review and interpret all guidelines informing PIs what is required for submission.

3.Data entry:
Maintain databases (PeopleSoft, proposal logs etc.) to ensure correct reporting of research funding activity.

4. Assist in maintaining sponsor database

5. Promote the University's commitment to customer service by:
* Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
* Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
* Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Bachelor's degree and three to five (3-5) years of directly related experience preparing and submitting proposals to federal and nonfederal sponsors for research funding
**Will consider applicants with high school diploma or GED/equivalent and seven to ten (7-10) years directly related experience
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Other Considerations:
-Higher education experience preferred
-Strong ability to multi-task and handle stress of continuous deadlines;
-Ability to interpret complex guidelines;
-Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside of the University

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin 02-16-2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

**Updated requirements 3/2/17

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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