Proposal Development Associate

Job description

Vacancy Number: S00775

Working Title: Proposal Development Associate

Career Band Title: University Program Associate

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Competency Level: Journey

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

To provide proposal development and support for the SPARC office to include:
-Review and evaluate proposals and assist faculty in meeting proposal requirements, including administrative compliance, to ensure quality submission and developing budgets
-Proofread and edit proposals to improve readability and overall presentation
-Coordinate the development of supporting documentation for proposals, including but not limited to, curriculum vitae, current and pending support, conflict of interest documentation and appendices

-Create data management plans and other boilerplate material

-Coordinate the receipt and submission of documents from sub-awardees and consultants

-Manage electronic systems of federal, state and private funding agencies

-Stay up to date on changes in how grant systems work and navigate the unique or proprietary systems of smaller funding agencies

N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:

Ability to interpret federal, state and private sponsor policies and precedents affecting program area(s) and unique situation(s) as well as ability to analyze and explain revisions, and implement initiatives

Be proficient in standard office software packages (word processing, excel spreadsheet, databases) and be proficient in electronic proposal submissions systems

Ability to manage competing priorities

Ability to resolve conflict

Willing to undertake projects on own initiative

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, university and governmental officials, sponsors and the general public

Ability to work as a team as well as individually

Possess outstanding communication skills

Ability to manage competing priorities

Ability to provide outstanding customer support

Must be highly organized and flexible in managing the workload

Ability to stay focused and self-manage is necessary

Knowledge of federal, state and other sponsoring agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures along with high-level interpersonal skills in communicating them to many different levels of individuals

Ability to communicate with various types of customers, faculty, support staff, federal agency representatives, private organization officers; impose regulations in a tactful manner

Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to resolve issues; must be detail-oriented and able to concentrate on complex issues over an extended period

The skill to communicate complex regulations in an easily understandable, customer friendly manner

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, university and government officials and the general public

Ability to work closely with a diverse cross section of people and communicate complex regulations is necessary

Preferred education, professional skills and experience:

Extensive knowledge of business administration and budgeting practices; thorough knowledge of budgeting and forecasting; knowledge of university personnel and position management practices to guide the PI’s through the maze of regulations and policies, position classification, pay issues, timing/rates of actions, obligations of employee classifications, correct classification of employees versus contractor, and other issues.

Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position:

No certifications or licensure required for this position

Recruitment Range: $36,000 to $40,000

NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 63

Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year: 12 Months

Work Days: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Position Number: 7968

Job Posting Date: 06/18/2018

Posting Close Date: 07/31/2018

Special Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

This position is being recruited at the journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.




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Job No: S00775
Posted: 6/18/2018
Application Due: 7/31/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $36,000 to $40,000