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Manhattan, KS 66502
About This Role:
This position will be responsible for proposal development for COA/KSRE faculty who are developing their proposals for external funding. This is a term contract.
Proposal Preparation 90%
Perform as a team member with Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service appointed faculty and staff for developing their proposals for external funding.
Act as a subject matter expert on proposal opportunity guidelines to ensure proposals are properly prepared, compliant with sponsor policy and federal regulation, and adhere to university policy.
Coordinate the proposal preparation process in partnership with faculty and staff including but not limited to timeline development, responsible cost sharing commitments, form preparation and completion (both internal and external), curriculum vitae, current and pending reports, conflict of interest documentation, and appendices. Other activities will include formatting, proofreading, and editing.
Create and audit budgets for compliance with sponsor requirements, university requirements, and applicable federal guidelines for both K-State developed budgets as well as subawardee developed budgets (both domestic and international).
Collaborate with other departments, institutions, and universities (both domestic and international) on the receipt and submission of documents from subawardees and consultants; resolve subcontracting and consulting issues related to proposal submission.
Prepare proposals in Cayuse, (please use the apply button below) Packages, and other electronic submission technology.
Act as the liaison between Principal Investigator and other University offices for all issues related to proposal development, submission, and management.
Provide final college level review of completed proposals that meet all sponsor guidelines prior to routing to PreAward Services for submission.
Act as internal resource to college Grant Specialists.
Assist in the training and education of faculty and departmental staff on proposal development topics.
Assist in communicating policies and procedures to faculty and staff.
Participate in regional or national professional organization conferences or other national training opportunities to maintain a current and timely knowledge of changing regulations.
Why Join Us:
College of Agriculture faculty conduct research in agricultural and horticultural crops, livestock, natural resources and the environment. Faculty members are supported by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station (KAES), which also supports faculty research in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Human Ecology and Veterinary Medicine.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Requires a bachelor’s degree and one to three years of relevant experience. This position my use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by the hiring manager.
Experience in grant and contract administration, particularly budget and proposal development and interpretation and application of guidelines, policies and regulations. Experience within a not-for-profit university environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and maintain a high degree of professionalism in dealing with faculty, staff and external funding agencies.
Ability to work collaboratively in and foster a team environment.
Ability to exercise diplomacy and to handle highly confidential matters in a discreet manner.
Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures and regulations.
Strong written and oral communication skills as well as interpersonal and team building skills.
Ability to quickly learn specialized software applications.
Ability to operate effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced, stressful, high-volume environment while maintaining the highest level of customer service and positive attitude.
Ability to provide excellent customer service in balance with regulatory compliance.
Be proactive, flexible, detail-oriented, and have good judgment and decision making skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and be highly motivated.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Complete the application via PageUp. Upload cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information, including email address for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening of applications begins July 5, 2019 and continues until position is filled.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
Compensation commensurate with experience. $42,930 – $66,530
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.