Grant Specialist

Location
Manhattan KS
Posted
Aug 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

The incumbent will organize proposal preparation for faculty in Novel grant-writing situations. Identify funding opportunities in coordination with the Office of Research and interdisciplinary teams of faculty, using data bases and other diverse listings. Perform as a team member with Arts and Sciences appointed faculty and staff to develop their proposals for external funding. Support the Associate Dean for Research (ADR). 

Information about the Department:

The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of Kansas State University. With 24 departments and units encompassing studies in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, we offer an exciting range of options. Our students develop strengths as communicators, critical thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners who can see the big picture. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Students and faculty are involved in a wide range of research, scholarly and creative activities and discovery. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively compete in the marketplace, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological and interdisciplinary world. 

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

Job Description:

Proposal Preparation for faculty in Novel grant-writing situations. Identify funding opportunities in coordination with the Office of Research and interdisciplinary teams of faculty, using data bases and other diverse listings. Perform as a team member with Arts and Sciences appointed faculty and staff to develop their proposals for external funding. Coordinate proposal development process, and assist with document preparation and editing. Create and audit budgets for compliance with sponsor requirements, university requirements, and applicable federal guidelines for both K-State developed budgets as well as sub-awardee developed budgets (both domestic and international). Collaborate with other departments, institutions, and universities (both domestic and international) on the receipt and submission of documents from sub-awardees and consultants; resolve subcontracting and consulting issues related to proposal submission. Prepare proposals in Cayuse, Grants.gov packages, and other electronic submission technology.  Provide final college level review of completed proposals that meet all sponsor guidelines.

Support the Associate Dean for Research (ADR) including but not limited to the following: Act as approver on transmittal sheets as needed, and alert the ADR to those that require special review. Attend meetings on behalf of ADR, when requested. Arrange meetings with diverse groups, maintain the ADR’s calendar, and assist the ADR with correspondence. Collect and organize submissions to University and internal College competitions that require review by the ADR. Plan events and excursions, including trips to Washington, D.C., focused on mentoring junior faculty and fostering research collaboration. Handle all sensitive issues with complete confidentiality.

Assist in communicating policies and procedures to faculty and staff. Participate in regional or national professional organization conferences or other national training opportunities to maintain a current and timely knowledge of changing regulations. Other duties as they arise.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in relevant field (or work equivalent). A minimum of one to three years of relevant work experience is required.   

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and maintain a high degree of professionalism in dealing with faculty, staff and external funding agencies. 

Ability to work collaboratively in and foster a team environment.

Ability to exercise diplomacy and to handle highly confidential matters in a discreet manner.

Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures, and regulations. 

Strong written and oral communication skills as well as interpersonal and team building skills. 

Ability to quickly master specialized software applications. 

Ability to operate effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced, stressful, high-volume environment while maintain the highest level of customer service and positive attitude. 

Ability to provide excellent customer service in balance with regulatory compliance. 

Must be proactive, flexible, detail-oriented, and have good judgment and decision making skills.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Experience in grant and contract administration, particularly budget and proposal development and interpretation and application of guidelines, policies, and regulations.  Experience within a not-for-profit university environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a cover letter outlining your work experience as it pertains to the position, resume, and contact information for three references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

41,258-$63,950

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.