Coordinator, Arts and Sciences / Research Support and Outreach

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Job Title:

Coordinator, Arts and Sciences / Research Support and Outreach

Position Number:






Position Type:

Professional Staff


PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

$48,371 - $72,482

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent


Dean Arts & Sciences


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

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Job Description Summary:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (October 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


Coordinate the college of Arts and Sciences’ (CAS) activities relating to obtaining and administering external grants and sponsored projects. Primarily focus on the pre-award period but have responsibilities across the research life cycle. Conduct trainings in submitting proposals; assist in proposal creation and submission in CAS. Promote funding opportunities. Serve as fiscal and administrative liaison to federal agencies and URI’s Division of Research and Economic Development. Help manage administrative support functions (overhead and research funds) for CAS and its units including the following: budget monitoring, compliance and forecasting, and development of online reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Assist CAS faculty in the development of components of proposals, including budgets and overhead forms, and in submitting proposals through the pre-award routing systems.

Identify and disseminate targeted funding opportunities throughout CAS and assist in establishing faculty teams for these opportunities when needed.

Train faculty and staff in grant proposal submittal systems, online reporting and other grant life cycle activities.

Manage compliance monitoring and stay informed about and interpret federal, state, college and university policies for all grant-related areas.

Monitor grants. both pre- and post-award. Advise faculty and staff in the fiscal administration of their awards.

Review grant proposals, with the Associate Dean, as part of the college approval process.

Prepare and submit federal, state, and internal programmatic reports as directed.


Promote the visibility of excellence in research, scholarship and creative works.

Collaborate with faculty to increase outside funding across all disciplines.

Perform additional related duties as required.


Personal computers, printers, and word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software. Microsoft Office. Peoplesoft. InfoEd.

Required Qualifications:



1. Bachelor’s degree.

2. Minimum three years of business management experience in a research setting at a university or college.

3. Demonstrated experience in budget preparation.

4. Demonstrated working knowledge of research life cycle, proposal components, and submission systems (i.e.,, Fastlane, Cayuse, Stremlyne and/or InfoEd).

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated service-orientation skills.

8. Demonstrated computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheets and formulas, Google suite, data visualization software such as PowerBI or Tableau, and Adobe).

9. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications:


1. Demonstrated ability to work with faculty members from all academic disciplines to support competitive funding proposals.



Environmental Conditions:


This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter/Letter of Interest

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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The University of Rhode IslandURI Picture 1

Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.


Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.


Expertise on demand

The University is home to several centers of expertise that tackle some of society’s most vexing challenges. The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience brings multi-disciplinary research to bear on devastating brain diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s. The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service. The Business Engagement Center is the “front door” through which industry taps into research and training opportunities and assistance with intellectual property or technology issues. The R.I. Food Center brings URI’s agricultural roots to the 21st century as a resource for farmers, consumers, retailers, and others across the food industry

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Rhode Island
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