Specialist IV - Research and Proposal Development Coordinator

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Specialist IV - Research and Proposal Development Coordinator


Specialist IV - Research and Proposal Development Coordinator

FLSA status

Hiring Salary
$3,128 – $4,568 per month

Occupational Category

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Open Until Filled

Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree required; field of study open. A Master’s degree is preferred. Two years of successful pre-award administration experience with research proposal concept development, preparation processes, editing, and grant submissions, preferably in an institution of higher education like SHSU, also preferred. Post-award experience is also desirable.

Nature & Purpose of Position
Identifies potential funding opportunities and coordinates various aspects of the selection, creation, development, and preparation of proposals for assigned faculty, staff, and or special projects. Maintains and distributes accurate records on the status of proposals under development.

Primary Responsibilities
Proactively identifies a diverse portfolio of funding sources. This will require that the employee identify and research federal and private funding (sponsors) for opportunities for SHSU faculty/staff, programs, and services. Identifies and studies requirements of requests for proposal (RFP) to ensure accuracy of submitted project. Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students writing grants. Identify, recommend, and implement research capacity-building activities that may include the grant review process, seed grant programs, grantsmanship curricula, workshops, seminars, relevant executive-level research committee(s), developing new resources, etc. Meet proposal submission deadlines by establishing priorities; setting target dates for information gathering; and review before submission. Strategically selects appropriate opportunities and proactively follows-up with faculty, staff, and/or students. Attends meetings with faculty, staff, and students to clearly ascertain research interests, capabilities, and goals. Work with faculty, staff, and students to evaluate the reviews of declined proposals and work towards re-designing and resubmitting. Other duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, requiring exceptional time management skills to meet short and changing deadlines. Genuine enthusiasm and passion for learning about diverse academic disciplines. Must have positive attitude, good interpersonal/public communication (verbal and written), multitasking, time management, decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Strong interpersonal skills to work in a high-profile environment to effectively deal with a wide variety of people and personalities requiring discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritize responsibilities and tasks on multiple complex proposals that may involve many principal investigators (PIs), departments, institutions, and/or sub awards. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and other existing and emerging software that may support communications and information management. Strong emphasis on working with and developing teams. Will require limited amount of travel to attend professional development opportunities. Strong desire to continue learning in a constantly changing field. Must be detail oriented. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time Part Time
Full Time


EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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