Sr. Proposal Development Specialist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Under the direction of the Director of Sponsored Research, the Senior Proposal Development Specialist will be responsible for implementation and execution of various pre-award and proposal development and submission activities in support of FBRI’s sponsored program operations. The successful candidate will assist in preparation and submission of research, outreach, and training proposals, which will include interacting with faculty, staff, and students in proposal preparation, reading and dissection of sponsor solicitations, effectively communicating proposal requirements to faculty and other proposal team members. The candidate will also assist in the technical editing, reviewing proposals for submission compliance, assembling budgets, working with sponsoring agencies as needed and working with the university Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to meet all university requirements and deadlines for submission. This senior position will also work with the Director of Sponsored Research to develop proposal resources, policies, and processes at FBRI and disseminate updates from sponsors and the university as needed. This position has access to confidential, proprietary and sensitive information.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree in business administration or other related field, or equivalent training, experience, certification.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement complex regulations, procedures and/or compliance standards, and experience working in a complex regulatory environment.
- Demonstrated experience in budget development.
- Proven ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work to anticipate and meet deadlines.
- A strong commitment to customer service.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Excel.
- Experience in an academic research environment.
- Experience with federally funded research programs, experience with NIH a plus.
- Experience in research grant and contract administration.

Preferred Qualifications

CRA or other applicable professional certification.

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