Research Development Support Specialist
Posting Number NC828P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21814
Working Title Research Development Support Specialist
Position Number 16326
Department Vice Provost - Research & Economic Devel
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
Department Home Page http://vpred.uark.edu/
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Research Development Support Specialist is responsible for coordination with and facilitation of the University of Arkansas (UA) faculty on the development of research proposal opportunities, with special emphasis on larger proposals (>$1m) and complex proposals. This includes: identification of proposal opportunities from public and private entities; the identification and coordination of vibrant teams of investigators and stakeholders; facilitation of the proposal preparation process, including review, editing and coordination with RSSP personnel for final submission of the proposals; and grant writing workshops/training.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Minimum two years grant writing experience
- Demonstrated record of developing successful grant proposals to both governmental agencies and private foundations
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
- Master's degree or Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education
- Minimum of five years of grant writing experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Ability to develop successful grant proposals to both governmental agencies and private foundations
- Ability to work collaboratively as a team member
- Ability to lead multidisciplinary proposal preparation
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
- Repetitive motion
The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Administration Building
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 09/05/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Jennifer Atchley White
Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please identify your highest level of education from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Some college but no degree completion
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's or higher degree
- * How many years of grant writing experience do you have?
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please describe your demonstrated record of developing successful grant proposals to both governmental agencies and private foundations. If no demonstrated record, please type "none".
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Proof of Veterans Status