Summary of Duties: This position develops, manages, and coordinates grant proposal narrative development with PIs for federal and non-federal sponsors for major proposals. Edits and/or coordinates proposal development with lead PIs for full proposals for large, multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, multi-year research and scholarly activity projects and institutional commitment components of proposals; works with early career faculty to strengthen grant writing skills and will develop training program aimed at increasing success rate for pre and post-doctoral fellowships and assists PIs in developing interdisciplinary equipment and infrastructure proposals. This position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to the specialty area. Functions in a public contact environment by assisting faculty and staff in the research, coordination and preparation of major sponsored program proposals to federal and non-federal sponsors. Provide proposal management and authoritative guidance to faculty and staff.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.