Development Grant Writer (3 positions)

Job Type:  Staff

Job Description:

The Development Grant Writer will function under the direction of the Vice President of Research and the Director of Research Advancement and will implement the PVAMU Faculty Advancement Program for Research & Innovation by executing the program objectives and activities.


    • Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students writing grants.
    • Manage the entire proposal process, including developing strategic plans, drafting specific sections, editing and evaluating drafts, and coordinating proposal submission.
    • Prepare and edit text, figures and tables to increase impact and clarity.  Write and edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications and other program activities.
    • Proactively identify a diverse portfolio of funding sources.  Identify, recommend, and implement research capacity-building activities that may include the grant review process, seed grant programs, grantsmanship curricula, workshops, seminars, relevant executive-level research committee(s), developing new resources, etc.
    • Develop programs to improve the engagement of current faculty in research and writing grants.  Work cooperatively with the Division of Research and Title III program in organizing training for investigators in grant writing for external funding sources.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
    • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding

Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Master's degree
    • Three to five years of related experience in writing grant proposals



Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed below must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.  Further instructions on Prairie View A&M Universities Career Site.

Required Documents

·         Cover Letter

·         Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Background Check Requirements:

.All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Contact Information

Prairie View A&M University



700 University Drive
Wilhelmina R.F. Delco Building
Prairie View, Texas 77446

(936) 261-1590

Background Information

4-Year Degree

Two years experience

  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time