The Dean's Office within Statler College at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Grants Administrator. This position has the responsibility for the development of research proposals written for Corporate, Foundation, Government, State and other funding sources. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research. May require working after hours and/or on weekends as needed to meet agency deadlines. Extensive travel is required.
In order to be successfull in this position, the ideal candidate:
Works with the ADR, faculty, and lead grant administrator to guide and facilitate faculty and staff in the development and preparation of research proposals, contracts, sub-contracts, and agreements, specializing in development of narratives, abstracts, and other text elements. Familiarity with budget development preferred.
Reviews solicitations for detailed requirements including purpose of the solicitation and instructions for completing a proposal.
Ensures that proposals meet sponsoring agency guidelines and requirements.
Assists with developing research teams both internal to the college and WVU and externally to WVU.
Develops the proposal preparation schedule as needed to ensure proposals are submitted in accordance with WVU submission timelines.
Gathers proposal information for proposals by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections.
Provides technical editing and writing support.
Works with PIs and researchers to coordinate preparation and writing proposals to explain complex information in a clear and concise manner. Expected to write coherent, organized, and compelling proposals.
Proofreads PI-led proposals and checks the proposal against the solicitation requirements as possible within deadline constraints.
Acts as back-up to lead grants administrator on proposal submissions, working with the Office of Sponsored Programs as appropriate.
Participates in key conferences and events critical to advancing the college's strategic research goals.
Arranges technical workshops, seminars, conferences and other events to help advance research ideas/projects.
Prepares and delivers technical presentations to prospective customers and partners.
Works to form partnerships and collaborations with other universities, industry, foundations, and potential funding sources.
Researches and develops new avenues of funding for the College.
Maintains channels of communication with clients and the internal team to deliver proposals, projects, and follow up timely and efficiently.
Works to secure research funding from federal agencies and industrial companies.
Works with the head grant administrator to ensure that requested budget amounts reflect the scope of work to be performed. Provides administrative support related to the preparation of pre-award, renewal, and/or post-award activities for grants, contracts, and other funding requests.
Works with the head grant administrator to develop, coordinate, and deliver trainings and workshops for faculty on topics research business process topics such as export control, IP protection, Kuali Coeus submissions, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in professional or technical writing with coursework in science or engineering or Bachelor's in science or engineering with coursework in professional and technical writing or related field and related demonstrated experience.
Two (2) years in the following:
Directly related experience in writing, preparing, and responding to RFP's to governmental and other agencies for research and development contracts, both solicited and unsolicited or other evidence of technical writing experience.
Directly related experience in the submission of proposals to government, corporate, and foundation solicitations.
Proficient use of MS Office at the intermediate level at a minimum.
Proficient use of Adobe applications.
Proficiency with online research resources and databases available through WVU Libraries or other similar sources.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to manage multiple deadlines and multiple individuals.
Demonstrated excellent technical writing skills.
Strong verbal communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to grasp technical, science, and engineering concepts when described by PIs with an ability to ask probing questions to ensure understanding.
Comprehensive knowledge of grammar and syntax.
Ability to prepare and/or revise complex technical documents on a very short notice.
Ability to independently synthesize concepts and requirements to create templates, guidelines, summaries, memo s and other tools.
Some graphic design/layout skills to help explain technical concepts graphically.
Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
Must be able to simultaneously work on multiple proposal development activities under critical deadlines.
Ability to create, rewrite, and update templates for materials required by solicitations such as biosketches.
Ability to learn and expand existing knowledge base in use of computer software/products.
Valid Driver's License.
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Job Posting: Sep 9, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 211143
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