Primarily responsible for advising faculty
on, and aiding faculty in, applying for and securing government and/or
private foundation grants.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop grant proposals with and for
faculty of the College.
- Support the work of the Director and
- Organize faculty workshops on sources
of external funding and provide information about grant writing to
individual faculty, programs, and departments.
- Review drafts of proposals, including
project narratives, budget, and other supporting documentation, in a
timely manner to meet grant application deadlines.
- As needed, serve as a liaison to
granting agencies on behalf of the College, promoting faculty research
and the effort to secure new funding opportunities and maintain
- Collaborate with faculty and other
administrators on interdisciplinary research grants and initiatives
supporting academic programs.
- Maintain database of faculty grants
submitted and received.
- Safeguard the confidentiality of
departmental or office administration by exercising discretion in
communicating information to faculty, students, and staff and handling
departmental records, files, applications, proposal evaluations, and
similar confidential materials.
- Assist the Director in submitting
letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and other correspondence to
- Disseminate a monthly newsletter to
faculty, highlighting funding opportunities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Combination of education, training or
experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required
to perform the essential functions. Bachelor's degree or equivalent
required, advanced degree preferred; training or experience in
sciences or social sciences preferred.
- One to five years of experience in
working with faculty in higher education to write and secure grants
- Ability to effectively supervise
multiple projects and multiple personnel involved in these projects in
accordance with University objectives, policies and procedures.
- Ability to plan, organize, and
implement special programs related to the Office for Faculty Research
- Ability to supervise, train, and
develop student employees.
- Ability to effectively interact with a
wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the
University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
- Ability to effectively communicate in
English, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to execute those physical
activities required to perform the essential functions including, but
not limited to, regular sitting and being mobile; continual talking
and hearing both in person and on the telephone; regular keyboarding;
regular seeing; and all other activities required to perform essential
- This position is subject to a criminal
conviction record check.
- Ability to work independently as well
as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff,
faculty and students.