Proposal Manager

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The Proposal Manager provides support to UB faculty and multi-disciplinary research teams to facilitate the development and submission of proposals, especially those that are multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary, and multi-institution. This individual identifies and distributes potential funding sources, organizes proposal teams, and provides proposal management; for example, collects required documents from the team, drafts required supporting documents, and facilitates budget development working with Sponsored Projects Services ( SPS ).

Job Duties:

· Facilitate proposal development: Facilitate proposal development efforts with principal investigators and their teams. Conduct review and maintain current understanding of funding opportunities. Develop proposal outlines and times lines to facilitate proposal planning. Initiate and maintain regular communication with Principal Investigators and proposal teams, SPS and unit leadership throughout the proposal development process. Conduct proposal meetings with faculty teams. Facilitate contact with program officers, when requested.

· Format and Review Proposal Documents: Draft, format, secure, and review required proposal documents, including biographical sketches, current and pending funding, management plans, letters of support, training records, and other required supporting documentation.

· Develop Presentations and seminars for faculty: Assist in developing content for and contribute to multimedia presentations and seminars for university faculty and researchers related to grantsmanship, proposal development, and submission.

Time management, strong communication skills and the ability to remain confident and poised in a fast-paced environment are essential. Individuals in this role must be adept problem-solvers who are able to manage multiple projects and requests under strict deadlines. The individuals should be able to work independently and collaboratively with other ORA / SPS staff members, as well as with faculty teams.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of relevant grant and/or project management experience. The individual should possess strong interpersonal communication and critical-thinking skills, as well as an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment involving complex administrative processes. A strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential, in addition to excellent project and time management skills.
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in any field; 3 or more years of direct grants management experience.

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