Research Proposal Specialist at the University of Dayton

University of Dayton

Deadline: December 18, 2022

The University of Dayton School of Engineering invites applications for a research proposal specialist.

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers a great benefits package, supports personal and professional growth through wellness programs and life-long learning with tuition assistance, and advances the growth of engineering research for the common good? Join the University of Dayton School of Engineering where state of the art engineering research is an integral part of our excellent technical engineering education. At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.
The Research Proposal Specialist will support School of Engineering (SOE) faculty with increasing grant writing success in competitive grant submissions.
The successful candidate needs a full understanding of the grant landscape. They must be dedicated to helping faculty, and be experienced at successful proposal writing.
The candidate will also be expected to coordinate and maintain SOE laboratory capability descriptions. The role will also serve to screen select submissions to ensure submission requirement compliance and thus improve the pre-award process. Additional duties may include assistance with the design of a data management plan or with budget development and justification.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and graphics software
• Openness to supporting the Catholic and Marianist culture of the School of Engineering and university including promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
• Master’s degree
• Degree(s) in STEM, Communication or related field
• 5 plus years of relevant experience
• Ability to present a compelling story
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of persons
• Active participation in NORDP
• Ability to manage multiple, complex projects to completion
• Demonstrated experience in grant writing (i.e., correct, clear, concise, and compelling writing)
• Ability to prepare and coordinate teams for multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator initiatives
• Prior experience working in an academic environment with teams, faculty, and staff
• Experience with technical writing in a science or engineering field
• Demonstrated experience planning, writing and coordinating proposals to federal, state and/or private funding sources
• Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet. Applications close: December 18, 2022, 11:55 PM EST