Program Development Specialist

Denver, CO
Jul 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The position will work directly with principal investigators to develop innovative concepts for submission to prospective funding agencies. Additionally, the position will utilize COS Pivot and Gov Win or comparable tools to identify grants and contract opportunities. The position reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with the Assistant Director but will function largely independently on a day-to-day basis.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Posting Number

Position Title
Program Development Specialist

Position Number
E 1070

Salary for Announcement

The starting salary range is $50,827. The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience

Employee Category

Sponsored Research & Programs

EClass Code
Full Time Administrators


Duties include assisting principal investigators to clearly articulate ideas and concepts that may lead to unsolicited submissions (30%); reviewing grant and contract solicitations for clarity and relevance to institutional strategic goals (30%); assisting with the development of project budgets and justifications (20%); proofreading, editing and formatting proposals and applications in conformance with agency guidelines (20%).

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Accounting, Non-Profit Management, English, or related field.

Five years experience in a relevant profession, including academia, industry or government contracting.

Minimum of two years experience in development of contract cost proposals;

At least two years of experience using Microsoft Excel and Word;

Experience using Excel for tabular formatting and creating budgets with formulas.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Accounting, Non-Profit Management, English, or related field;

Experience providing cost-effective acquisition processes;

Effective contract negotiation and business development strategies;

Experience assessing operations or processes that lead to improvements in funding initiatives;

Ability to drive value-added service delivery.

Posting date

Closing date

Closing Instructions
Close on Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.


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