The University of Missouri seeks a Proposal Manager who is
experienced in managing and facilitating faculty teams writing
narratives for large, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator
proposals. This position will support the Strategic Proposal
Development Services team, housed within the Division of Research
Innovation and Impact, and its efforts to develop and submit
complex proposals for priority funding agencies. The successful
candidate will be able to manage multiple competing projects that
are deadline and milestone driven. The successful candidate will
work closely with SPDS colleagues (Proposal Development Leads,
Grants and Contracts Specialists, and Illustrator) and college,
school, or division partners to plan and implement strategies that
ensure production of compliant and competitive proposals. Work is
performed under general supervision of the Director of SPDS.
Provide project management and meeting facilitation driven by
timelines, progress, action items, and deadlines.
Collect and edit personnel materials (biosketches, current pending
and other support, among others)
Support center proposals, training proposals, faculty improvement
and instrumentation proposals, and interdisciplinary strategic
proposals that are aligned with the University of Missouri’s
Work with the primary faculty’s unit to identify and provide
support needed for large, university led proposals and limited
Guides the development of large, interdisciplinary proposals to
external funding agencies.
Capture and report metrics of success.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with
exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must
demonstrate the following durable skills : leadership, character,
collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking,
metacognition, mindfulness, growth mindset, and fortitude.
Additionally, customer service, confidentiality, integrity, and a
commitment to the university values.
This position is 100% remote with occasional travel to Columbia, MO
or other locations.
Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000 annually
University Title: Research Consultant II
Internal applicants can determine their University title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Monday - Friday 8 am – 5 pm
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
relevant experience, and at least 4 years of experience from which
comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
APMP or similar certification
Resume, Cover Letter
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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