Grants Pre-Award Administrator, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Kean University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Grants Pre-Award Administrator

Kean University has been named a Professional/Doctoral University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, reflecting the University’s increased number of doctoral programs offered and degrees awarded, and Kean’s strong commitment to research. Our recently upgraded status brings us one step closer to being designated as an R2 Research University under the Carnegie Classification and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is in an exciting transition at this time. As we endeavor to reach Carnegie R2 research status, ORSP is being restructured and will be reporting to the Vice President of Research, under the direction of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Grants Pre-Award Administrator (Professional Services Specialist III) is responsible for proactively researching and identifying external funding opportunities that support faculty and faculty-student research; develop curriculum; enhance student success; aid recruitment and retention; and support campus programming and community outreach. Working collaboratively with faculty, professional staff, deans and administrators, the Grants Pre-Award Administrator researches and communicates grant opportunities on a daily basis; assists in preparing competitive proposals; submits proposals; provides direct assistance to faculty in developing grantsmanship plans and skill development; and provides training for faculty and staff. The Grants Pre-Award Administrator has primary responsibility for developing and submitting federal, state and local grant proposals for all academic and nonacademic units, centers, institutes, and outreach programs. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and minimum of two years of successful grant-writing experience in educational, non-profit or government settings, including significant experience with preparation of research proposals, budgets and reports is required. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Preferred qualifications include: Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) certification; success obtaining state and federal grant funding; familiarity with federal and state regulations that pertain to public/private funding sources and higher education; and familiarity with Pivot, Foundation Directory Online and/or other similar funding databases. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced personal computer and related software skills, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, data query, Internet and research administration.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a request for an exemption. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures .

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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