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NextGen Grant Proposal Manager

University of Missouri - Columbia

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Job Title: NextGen Grant Proposal Manager
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 38495
Hiring Department

Office of Research and Economic Development

The MU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is administered by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and supports the scholarly, scientific, and creative endeavors of the MU faculty and staff. ORED provides institutional support to MU faculty throughout all phases of research.

Job Description

The NextGen Grant Proposal Manager will facilitate submission of grant proposals by key faculty involved in NextGen Precision Health, the University of Missouri System’s highest priority research initiative. Success in this role requires a collaborative and pioneering personality, a faculty support-oriented mindset, and the ability to function effectively in the face of deadlines and uncertainty.

The Grant Proposal Manager will work closely with NextGen faculty and research support staff to plan, coordinate, develop and submit grant proposals that faithfully adhere to sponsor guidelines. The successful applicant will be able to assist with development of proposal components, including budget and supporting documents, and navigate sponsor portals for successful submission. Faculty rely on grant writers to provide correct answers on a myriad of federal and institutional grant rules and procedures as well as to provide up-to-date information on the grants culture that will make their proposals more competitive.

Job duties include:

Coordinate efforts with the grant support staff across campus and the pre-award team in the Office of Sponsored Program Administration to help fulfill the University of Missouri’s research mission.

Support NextGen Precision Health investigators in the preparation of external grant proposals, including:
- identifying appropriate funding opportunities for NextGen research
- coordinating proposal development and submission
- assisting with creation of project budgets and other supporting documents
- editing draft documents for sponsor compliance requirements
- contacting and coordinating with personnel at sponsor agencies and collaborating institutions

Support and encourage faculty in identifying and securing research funding opportunities, including
- building rapport with faculty to understand which opportunities are compatible with faculty interests, career stage, and other considerations
- working with faculty to set and meet attainable proposal submission goals that advance institutional initiatives
- helping faculty understand and navigate submission and resubmission guidelines and procedures for different sponsors

Perform project management for NextGen proposal submissions
- developing suggested timelines for completion of work and successfully engaging stakeholders to meet deadlines
- establishing and maintaining materials and information that support sustainable procedures for NextGen grant development and submission
- managing a variety of tasks and handle sensitive information under strict timelines
- managing a variety of electronic systems to submit and track proposals, including, NIH ASSIST and others

Acquire, maintain, and interpret up-to-date knowledge of funding and federal programs and submission deadlines for applications.

Keep abreast of laws, regulations, agency requirements and emerging conditions relevant to grant development.


Salary Range: $53,600 - $75,296

GGS Grade: 11

University Title: Grant Writer Lead

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm
40 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) years of experience in proposal development, and/or reviewing, managing, administering grants
Project management experience and/or P.M.P. certification
Experience in proposal development at a research-intensive university
Experience with conducting research
Experience with a variety of external sponsors
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Proficiency with PeopleSoft Grants Module


Working at University of Missouri - Columbia

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

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You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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