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The College of Veterinary Medicine(CVM) at Iowa State University is accepting applications for Pre-Award Grant and Research Specialists at the Program Coordinator I and II levels to support College-wide award and program support. This exciting opportunity will directly support the the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the CVM research office, which has recently evaluated its service model and has devised a new structure to better support its faculty, staff, and graduate students within its departments/units for pre-award and research needs.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Dean, this position will provide customer service to the College faculty, staff, and graduate students to support the Colleges research mission. Duties expected will be largely related to pre-award submissions involving creation and review of budgets for proposals, coordination of pre-award activities, uploading documents to electronic proposal system(s), and identifying funding opportunities. Coordination and management of College research committees and programs will be expected and will be assigned upon start, but include projects such as Summer Scholars, graduate student training, internal grant programs and competitions, and representing the College at University and external meetings. A portion of this position will also require data management, analysis, and specialized reporting related to various relative funding and program metrics.
In addition to the duties listed above, at the Program Coordinator II level, this position will serve as a leader of the pre-award and research group by managing day-to-day operations including accounts, websites, and assigning of responsibilities to staff. This position will also engage in strategic planning assistance with the Colleges Associate Dean and will providing training support to research staff.
The successful candidate will possess effective written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and leadership skills; the ability to exercise sound independent judgment and decision-making on numerous projects and assignments daily as well as a high level of discretion in working with sensitive, confidential materials; and demonstrate responsible management and oversight of Research Office accounts/funds. The individual will possess excellent customer service skills in order to work effectively within a team environment and will develop professional and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students as well as external stakeholders. Excellent computer knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office, especially with Excel, are essential for success in this position.
Bachelors degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Masters degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Work experience in a research administration office Demonstrated knowledge of the ISU gold sheet process Demonstrated knowledge of the ISU accounting and purchasing procedures Experience with federal or state funding agencies, including proposal preparation, searching for funding opportunities, and/or communication with funding agencies