A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) invites
applications for a Proposal Development Specialist. This position
can be located remotely or on either campus in Kirksville, Missouri
or Mesa, Arizona. This professional's duties are predominantly
intellectual and require advanced knowledge and must exercise
discretion and judgment in the highly specialized field of
pre-award grantsmanship, including advanced funding analyses,
programmatic conceptualization, competitive original grant
writing/editing, and advanced grant budget development skills.
Sponsored Programs (SP) consists of a fast-paced, service-oriented
team responsive to the dynamic needs of the University.
The proposal development specialist is a key SP pre-award team
member, collaborating to provide grantsmanship expertise and
grant-writing leadership to faculty, administration, and staff.
They must excel at pre-award funding searches/analyses as well as
leading/facilitating competitive extramural grant applications to
federal, state, and/or foundation sources that align with ATSU's
mission and strategic directions. The proposal development
specialist also assists with post-award progress
reporting/compliance and other specialized SP duties, as
1) Research, analyze, and recommend SP funding opportunities based
on institutional priorities; 2) Identify/link ATSU programs to
optimal external funding and serve as liaison between the
University and funding agencies; 3) Develop grant-related
ideas/priority areas, forecast project needs, and write/prepare
nationally competitive SP applications; 4) Meet with and mentor
deans, administrators, faculty, and stakeholders to develop funding
strategies and secure grant funding; 5) Handle/problem-solve
incoming requests for SP assistance from ATSU faculty, staff, and
students; 6) Edit/write grant-related progress reports, special
reports, and sub-award/ contractual agreements; 7) Survey and keep
abreast of professional literature relevant to ATSU priority
areas/strategic directions, and 8) Problem-solve/accomplish special
projects assigned to Team SP.
1) Prepare analyses of potential funding opportunities; 2) Generate
successful SP grant/contract applications, MOUs/MOAs, subawards,
budgets, and reports; 3) Research grant-related topics/demographics
and cite relevant literature/evidence; 4) Assist in daily SP
operation; 5) Nurture, mentor, and train doctoral-level faculty and
professional staff on grant issues and skill building; 6)
Prioritize and issue grant-writing assignments and supervise team
projects/proposals; 7) Develop grant proposal budgets and narrative
justifications; 8) Perform grants management duties (e.g.,
fiscal/programmatic oversight and project reporting); and 9)
Manage/accomplish special projects as assigned.
Applicants with proven writing skills and knowledge/experience in
collaborative, team environments are preferred.
Experience with: 1) grant/technical/creative writing, program
development, proofreading, editing, and/or scientific writing; 2)
evaluating public/private funding sources; 3) working in a highly
productive, fast-paced, and sometimes stressful environment, 4)
working with multiple people and projects simultaneously; 5)
working autonomously and in a team environment; and 6) managing
multiple deadlines and priorities.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education/training
and proven writing ability are required.