Proposal Development Analyst, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites applications for a Proposal Development Analyst to join their team on campus. The Proposal Development Analyst is expected to be fully proficient in federal, state, and University policies and in University business processes, budgeting, and in the development of all standard proposal components. The Proposal Development Analyst will develop and submit most proposals with no oversight. The Proposal Development Analyst has experience reviewing and interpreting funding sponsor guidelines, developing complex budgets, submitting proposals and other requests, and responding to inquiries from all involved parties. They will determine the allowability and reasonableness of all costs and ensure they are properly estimated. They will ensure all proposed activity and proposal materials conform to opportunity guidelines, as well as University, State, Federal, and sponsor regulations. They will certify research proposals for the University. The success of proposals, their subsequent award and administration, and the University’s performance on program and single audits will be dependent on the performance of the person in this role.

You’ll be part of a close community that offers flexible, hybrid work options and professional training and development in addition to all the benefits of being a UM employee.

85% Proposal Development and Submission

The Proposal Development Analyst is responsible for ALL aspects of sponsored project proposal development and submission including finding and interpreting Sponsor guidelines and expectations for a particular competition or opportunity, assisting researchers directly in building proposal components while also ensuring all proposal components and budget comply with University and Sponsor policies, procedures, and regulations, ensuring that each proposal, its financial and in-kind commitments are acceptable to the University, the funding agency, and the University investigator, certifying proposals on behalf of the University and ensuring they are received by funding agencies on time.

15% Projects and Distributed Support

The person assigned to this position will regularly be required to support colleagues within OSP in completion of day to day duties, or in completion of special projects to improve OSPs tools, processes, or general capabilities.

Required Skills
  • Deep experience in project budget and/or proposal development
  • Expertise building proposals for and submitting to federal agencies
  • Thorough knowledge of 2 CFR 200
  • Experience regularly convening multiple stakeholders to effectively resolve complex issues
  • Ability to solve complex problems and make sound decisions during stressful situations
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze findings and draw conclusions
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work on numerous, complex projects simultaneously and deliver on multiple deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience managing workflow, document iteration, and approvals in enterprise systems
  • Proven written communication skills: business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation and composition
  • Interpersonal and oral communication skills, including ability effectively communicate with a variety of personnel and funding agencies and to establish and maintain good working relationships
Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or research administration; or five (5) years of related experience; or any combination of experience and education that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the duties assigned to this position
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree such as MA, MS, or MBA
  • Related professional certification such as CRA, PMP, CPA
About the Office of Sponsored Programs and UM

OSP administers institutional external funding (contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, etc.) and ensures that such sponsored projects comply with internal controls and applicable policies and regulations. Responsible for the lifecycle of sponsored programs, OSP activities include proposal development, proposal submission, award negotiation, and award management and closeout, as well as mitigation of audit risk.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position Title: Proposal Development Analyst (Budget Analyst III)

Position Number: 069360

Department: Office of Sponsored Programs

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary: $26.442/hr

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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