Position works with College of Business Administration (CBA) faculty, staff, deans, department heads, center directors and extramural partners to develop competitive external grant proposals. Development of complex, multidisciplinary and sometimes multi-institutional proposals requires the individual in this position to manage complex groups composed of faculty from diverse disciplines; college and university administrators and professionals from partnering institutions, such as local, state and federal government agencies; philanthropic foundations and the private sector. Responsible for identifying funding opportunities and working with the Deans, department heads, center directors and faculty to generate teams to pursue funding opportunities. Manages the proposal development process, working closely with faculty leaders at all stages, from strategizing the proposal's fit to agency requirements to the final submission. As coordinator of the proposal development process, leads meetings of writing and development teams, develops timelines and ensures deadlines are met, liaises with funding agency officials on behalf of principal investigators, develops partnerships with external institutions, arranges on-site and off-site expert external reviews and assists in securing necessary institutional support. Responsible for improving the content, clarity, organization and visual appeal of written documents; writing non-scientific sections of proposals and editing completed proposals. Occasional travel required.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field plus one year professional writing experience required. Must have an understanding of complex scientific and academic concepts, and have ability to think strategically and creatively. Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills necessary.
Master's in a related field will substitute for required experience.
University of Nebraska - 19 months ago