The Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction on the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University are seeking a career level contract and grant specialist. The position will be a split appointment serving both Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) Centers. In addition, this position will maintain a collaborative relationship with OVPR's Proposal Development Services (PDS) on the Bloomington campus.
The primary aim of this position is to oversee the administration of grant and budget preparation, and proposal submissions, for Ostrom and Kinsey faculty and researchers, including: providing pre-award proposal support and submission; assisting faculty and students with identifying and exploring potential sources for research and infrastructure funding; serving as a liaison with IU's Office of Research Administration (ORA); engaging in general contract and grant problem-solving; and providing some post-award support around regulatory compliance and/or contract negotiations. The person in this position will also conduct workshops and training on proposal writing and grant funding. This position will serve as the lead for principal investigators, administrators, visiting scholars, and other faculty, staff, and students regarding all grants and funding opportunities in line with agency-specific or institutional research guidelines, policies, and changes therein. This position will also provide management reports related to all grant activities.
The Ostrom Workshop is seeking a Proposal Development Specialist to:
Counsel, direct, and assist faculty/researchers in matters related to the development, preparation, and submission of research proposals across multiple disciplines and content areas.
Develop and present content for workshops, trainings and outreach.
Develop and disseminate resources and tools via an on-line portal accessible to IU faculty and researchers, a PDS newsletter, and via other appropriate means.
These services are tailored to the diverse and varying needs of faculty and researchers based on their career stage, experience submitting successful proposals for external funding, availability of school/departmental resources, and the grantsmanship skills, abilities and capacity of the faculty and researchers.
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in proposal and/or research writing or related experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Excellent communication skills including the ability to use language carefully and strategically. Strong attention to detail. Excellent time management, project management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, as well as work collaboratively with other members of the PDS team. Ability to manage an unpredictable and time-sensitive caseload of complex assignments while providing quality service and meeting deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and knowledge of other online cloud-based platforms for collaborative work (or willingness to learn), as well as comfort interacting with others and presenting remotely (such as by Zoom).
Experience with private, state and/or federal granting agencies and an understanding of the policies and procedures of external granting agencies.
Graduate degree in any discipline and prior experience working with faculty/researchers developing and executing projects. Strong knowledge of spreadsheet development and management. Familiarity with Indiana University's institutional research policies and processes.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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