Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Grants Development Specialist (GDS). West Chester University is a public, regional, comprehensive university. The largest of the 14 public institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the fourth largest university in the Philadelphia area, it has a current enrollment of more than 17,300 students. Two decades of stable growth provide the base for the University's continued upward trajectory. WCU offers an excellent benefits and compensation package.
Reporting to the Vice Provost Research and Creative Activity, the Grants Development Specialist administers a comprehensive system for external grant support for institutional priorities and faculty research. The GDS performs pre-award and non-financial post award activities for grants across the University. Pre-award activities include supporting faculty and staff in the development, preparation and submission of grant and contract proposals and budgets. The GDS ensures all applications meet all applicable Federal, sponsor, and university guidelines and deadlines and submits all grant applications on behalf of the university. Post-award activities include negotiating contracts and awards, communicating with sponsor and faculty, and overseeing all grant reports. The GDS must maintain a comprehensive knowledge of federal and state regulations governing research and sponsored projects including but not limited to: OMB Uniform Guidance, Code of Federal Regulations, and federal sponsor terms such as those from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Essential Job Functions:
1. Pre-Award Activities
2. Non-Financial Post Award Activities
Ability to stay abreast of the changing laws and by attending job-related trainings
Starting salary is $53,164. Excellent benefits package including tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist. Anticipated start date for this position is negotiable.
Apply by online application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (both required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s Educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an AA/EOE employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
201 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19383