Pay Range: $40,323 per year or higher, depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Position Summary: The Grants and Research Associate works within a team-based environment to support the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research and its strategic initiatives to grow research, scholarship, creative activities and outreach. This position identifies, defines and develops funding sources to support existing and planned program activities, as well as coordinates development, writing and submission of grant proposals to internal and external entities. The Grants and Research Associate manages the internal proposal routing system (VERAS, Fastlane, Cayuse) for proposal submissions; coordinates work and responsibilities with proposal co-applicants; ensuring that the proposal includes all required elements; coordinates acceptance of awards with Office of Sponsored Programs grant administrators and collects, analyzes and reports data on performance of funded programs. While this position is focused on grant activities, the Grants and Research Associate will also engage directly with McClure Center research projects. The Grants and Research Associate reports to and works closely with the McClure Center Director. The McClure Center is located in Boise, Idaho; however, the Grants and Research Associate can work remotely and be based in a different region of the state. There is flexibility for the position to be a 12-month fiscal year appointment at a 0.75 FTE or a 9-month academic year appointment at 0.75 FTE, with a preference for a year-round effort. Occasional travel may be required.
Three years or more of professional experience where some portion of the position included: identifying and securing intramural and extramural funding; proposal development and proposal writing; editing proposals and related documents; developing and delivering presentations and; performing research that resulted in publication as part of a team or individually.
Bachelors or Masters (preferred) degree in the biological, physical or social sciences or public policy/public affairs;
Three years of full-time employment in securing intramural and extramural funding;
Three years of at-least part-time research experience covering a range of topics;
Experience working with faculty and other researchers in a university or similar environment;
Experience analyzing request for proposals and interacting with funding agency personnel;
Excellent oral communication skills;
Impeccable writing skills;
Comprehensive knowledge of national research programs;
Ability to work independently and in teams;
Ability to implement systems and follow-up processes;
Ability to exercise independent judgment in support of unit goals and mission;
Ability to produce a high-quality work product within tight time constraints;
Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines;
Self-starter and highly motivated;
Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, funding and proposal submission databases (such as COS Pivot, Foundation Directory Online, Fastlane, Cayuse, etcetera) and statistical software programs (such as SPSS).
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Weekend/evening hours as needed to meet internal and external deadlines.This position is contingent upon continuation of funding and/or work.The McClure Center is located in Boise, Idaho; however, the Grants and Research Associate can work remotely and be based in a different region of the state.Occasional travel may be required.
Posting Number: SP002130P
Posting Date: 03/22/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Individuals who are interested in applying for this position should include with their materials a letter that addresses each of the required and preferred qualifications as applicable, a current resume or CV and a writing sample (uploaded to the other document 1 field).Applications received by April 25, 2019 will receive first consideration.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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