The Sponsored Programs, Research & External Engagement (SPREE) department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Sponsored Programs Specialist position. This is a regular, full-time position.
Our SPREE department helps our campus researchers and other grant seekers win grant funding and manage awards! We collaborate with faculty, staff and students to conceptualize projects, develop budgets, identify funders, craft competitive proposals and properly manage awarded funds. The Sponsored Programs Specialist position manages a portfolio of grants and grant prospects and contributes to the administrative support of the department. To best represent the department and the university, we all communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
Maintain a portfolio of grant prospects and work to translate those into extramural support to the university.
Advise faculty and staff on appropriate funding opportunities, interpreting funder interest and assessing alignment with University mission and priorities.
Collaborates with teams or individuals to develop, write, edit, prepare, and submit proposals.
Ensures that all requirements in the development and submission of proposals are executed with timeliness and accuracy.
Manage a portfolio of grant award budgets in close collaboration with the business office and the recipients to ensure accurate understanding of budget capacity and status.
Ensure that each grant award in the portfolio complies with funder regulations and that all reporting and documentation is completed precisely and on time.
Provide administrative support to the team through updating pipeline records, making newsletter contributions, setting up workshops, etc.
Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
To apply: Visit https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/search to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Kira Dahlk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is October 21,2020. Preference will be given to complete applications received by October 5, 2020.
Three years of full-time experience in sponsored programs administration, grant writing, development, or related field
Experience developing and managing a budget
Experience using Microsoft and Google suites and learning new programs
Experience working in a college or university setting
Five years of experience in sponsored programs administration
Experience with prospect research and funding search tools
We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.
About St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.