Coordinator III - Coordinator for Undergraduate Engagement in Scholarship

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Coordinator III - Coordinator for Undergraduate Engagement in Scholarship

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Hiring Salary:

$3,516 – $5,102 per month

Occupational Category:



Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Natural/Physical Sciences, Education, Marketing, Business development or related field. Master’s degree preferred. A broad educational background that facilitates interactions with students and faculty from all academic disciplines would be helpful. Three years of experience in a related field. Previous experience in undergraduate research, research proposal concept development, preparation processes, and grant submissions in an institution of higher education would be helpful. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Oversees initiatives in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) focused on increasing undergraduate engagement in scholarly activity.

Primary Responsibilities:

Leads the initiative in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) to increase undergraduate engagement in scholarship at SHSU. Increases awareness of ORSP and resources to students. Works to inform students of opportunities for scholarly engagement with faculty. Works to increase number of faculty-student mentorships and increase grant dollars awarded for student engagement in scholarship. Creates and delivers student workshops and outreach events to recruit student scholars for faculty. Monitors local, state, and federal funding trends for funding opportunities that engage students. Works to identify partners in private sector that will fund projects for students and help create opportunities for students to receive SHSU training for private sector needs. Prepares reports to assess long-term strategic goals. Adjusts unit operations and positions unit staff to meet ORSP strategic goals. Meets with faculty and students to clearly ascertain interests and needs. Designs initiatives to support and increase success of these stakeholders. Identifies and studies requirements of Requests for Proposal (RFP), strategically selects appropriate opportunities, and proactively follows-up with faculty, staff, and/or partner organizations to help create a proposal concept and clear development process that engages undergraduates. Understands and incorporates the capabilities of SHSU core facilities/units to expand opportunities for students to engage with SHSU core infrastructure. Meets proposal submission deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviewing, and approving. Schedules and actively participates in strategic proposal production meetings. Stays in close contact with students and faculty and improves proposal acceptance results by evaluating the reviews of declined proposals. Maintains strong existing collaborative sponsor relationships, develops new relationships, and persistently refines and/or regularly develops new fundraising strategies/approaches. Finds potential funding opportunities and coordinates various aspects of the selection, creation, development, and preparation of proposals for assigned faculty and staff to involve students and increase funding for students. Understands ORSP long-term objectives, develops strategies and helps ORSP meet the strategic goal of increasing external grant dollars awarded to the institution for undergraduates, increases student engagement in scholarly activity, and promotes faculty involvement with students in their scholarly work. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Knowledge of student involvement in scholarship from an array of disciplines. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to supervise business functions. Communicates with other University departments, personnel, and other agencies.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time