Research Development Coordinator

Boulder, Colorado
Sep 19, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

University StaffSchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

07-Oct-2020Date Posted:

11-Sep-2020 Close All Job SummaryThe University of Colorado Boulder’s Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is the central point for support and advocacy for CU Boulder’s world-class scholarship, creative work, and research. RIO’s Research Development team encourages applications for a Research Development Coordinator. We are seeking a highly collaborative and versatile colleague with keen attention to detail, impeccable writing skills, strong facilitation skills, high energy, and someone who thrives in an ever-changing environment.
Working with a team of Research Development colleagues in RIO and across campus, the Research Development Coordinator will proactively support research, scholarly and creative efforts by developing and facilitating workshops to strengthen researchers’ grant seeking and proposal writing capabilities; communicating funding opportunities to researchers; coordinating the university’s authorization and reauthorization processes for centers; drafting supplemental materials and institutional letters of support, supporting members of the RIO Research Development team; and other responsibilities as assigned. This position will have opportunities to further hone their own grant writing and editing skills by working alongside a team of seasoned proposal writers.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreInnovation at CU Boulder is changing the world. While our researchers, faculty, and staff lead the charge, this transformational work includes increasing collaborations with undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, entrepreneurs and government, and industry partners. The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), previously the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, is focused on creating impact by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation, and leadership. At the heart of this focus are the diverse contributions of a wide range of world-class experts, working together in new and innovative ways to accelerate ideas through the entire innovation lifecycle, from idea to impact.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeResearch Development and Proposal Support
  • Coordinate, plan, and maintain a record/schedule of in-person and virtual research development workshops and events, including event promotion and logistics (e.g., space, registration, technical equipment, catering, and follow-up).
  • Orchestrate RIO’s PI Academy program for early-career faculty, including all aspects of outreach, programming, tracking, and responding to faculty feedback.
  • Promote, coordinate, and strategize other activities as assigned, including, but not limited to targeted departmental outreach efforts and RIO’s Faculty Grant Writing Groups.
  • Support the Broader Impacts Network and partner with campus partners on the initiative.
  • Convene internal and external research development professionals to share standard methodologies, find opportunities for collaboration, exchange information.
  • Gather and analyze relevant data/metrics, and build annual reports for all programs and projects.
  • Support the coordination and writing of grant proposals and honorific faculty nominations by drafting a variety of supplemental materials and letters, and by working with RIO proposal writers to review and provide feedback on draft proposals.
  • Maintain and update RIO’s Research Development website using Web Express.
Centers & Institutes
  • Facilitate the establishment of new centers and reauthorization of existing centers, and support the approval of new institutes.
  • Ensure center compliance with the CU Boulder Centers Establishment and Reauthorization and Institute compliance with APS 1008 and CU Boulder Institute Process and Procedures.
  • Update and maintain campus centers database, including key information and reauthorization schedules.
Other Duties as Assigned
  • Monitor RIO general email inbox.
  • Support office initiatives, special research projects, process improvement, website enhancements.
What We Can OfferThe starting salary is $50,000.00.Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be StatementsBe Collaborative. Be Innovative. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
What You Will Need
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite & familiarity with Excel.
  • Familiarity with Web Express and CVENT or a willingness to learn.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Initiative and a willingness to bring new insights to the team.
  • Independent judgment, strong organization, and communication skills, and a superior customer service focus.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and also as part of a highly-collaborative team.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability and maturity to make decisions.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in research development or at a research institution.
  • Experience developing and leading faculty workshops, recognition events/programs.
  • Proven track record of experience assisting in the development of competitive grant proposals and analyzing solicitations.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by October 7, 2020, for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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