The BDI Proposal Manager will execute the day-to day planning and management of research grants and contract proposal development, processing, and scheduling, in order to ensure that the BioDiscovery Institute submits compelling, compliant, on-time proposals in response to solicitations of varying size and complexity, ranging from short-term task orders to large, multi-miliion dollar research projects. Oversees the full life-cycle of proposal development, including planning, scheduling, and managing competitive proposals with end-to-end ownership and command of proposal development and related support processes, while serving as a writer, editor, and/or reviewer as required. Successful performance in this role will result in the acquisition of large externally funded projects and programs.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of UNT policies and procedures as well as sponsor, state, and federal regulations governing submissions of proposals for external funding. Maintain NORDP membership and professional development for Research Development Professionals to engage in best practices, and offer the most effective proposal development services to faculty.
- Assist PIs in grant management and timely submission, including scheduling kickoff and planning meetings, providing checklists, serve as coordinator between team members, point person for internal and external portals. Serve as liaison to GCA as required
- Assist PIs in quality proposal submissions. Connect faculty to on-campus resources and data, liaise between offices on campus, create and provide relevant templates. Coordinate and provide resources to support visual graphics and illustrations on proposals
- Develop and maintain metrics and strategies on proposals for the assigned areas. Prospecting funding opportunities, understanding and communicating the funding landscape, and partner with University leadership to increase & prioritize specific external funding
- Connect faculty to on-campus resources and data, including education, training, workshops, and champion new faculty investigators, Liaise between offices on campus, create repository of resources for assigned area.
Bachelor's Degree in related field and three years of progressively responsible professional-level related experience in proposal submission activities in pursuit of private, local, state, or federal grants or contracts, which includes demonstrated crafting of proposals in response to competitive solicitations that were awarded funding from federal government agencies; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A minimum of two years of successful experience must be applied to an equivalent combination.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills, and techniques to communicate with various constituents (e.g., faculty, staff, community partners) with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Strong proposal writing experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills writing original content and editing.
- Demonstrated ability to identify key components of an RFP and use them to develop the tools needed to ensure compliance for each proposal effort.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain clear, consistent, timely, and effective communication with proposal stakeholders.
- Proven track record in management of small to large, complex proposal efforts.
A degree or background in a science discipline. Previous experience coordinating multi-authors grants in a university setting.
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