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Proposal Manager

Hiring Department

The Connector

Job Description

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 research mission.

Work with the primary faculty’s unit to identify and provide support needed for large, university led proposals and limited submission strategy.

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
Grade: GGS-011

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

APMP or similar certification

Application Materials

Resume, Cover Letter

Benefit Eligibility

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

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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