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Proposal Development Officer

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Proposal Development Officer
Requisition Number RE22308
Working Title Proposal Development Officer
Department Name 40145:Proposal Development
Work Location Lexington,KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $49,254-81,266/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position requires standard office setting practices including extensive computer use, sitting at a desk for long periods of time, and reading online materials. This position may include walking to different sites across campus carrying materials weighing up to 10 lbs.


Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Job Summary

The Proposal Development Office (PDO) is seeking a Proposal Development Officer to provide university-wide pre-award proposal development services to researchers. The Proposal Development Officer works within a team-based environment to support the universitys strategic initiatives to grow research by serving as a primary liaison with principal investigators interested in pursuing extramural funding, by facilitating development of researcher relationships with agency stakeholders, and by providing grant-related consultation and proposal development support.

Specific responsibilities are to monitor and disseminate funding announcements from governmental, private, and professional sources; assist researchers in developing competitive grant applications for extramural support; assist in proposal planning and development; critically review proposal narratives; and present grant-related workshops and training.

The position requires some travel to remain current with best practices in research development and funding agency research priorities.
Competitive applicants will have a track record of success in pre-award proposal development spanning diverse sponsors and/or federal agencies as well as the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize work in a deadline-driven environment.

Pertinent skills include information management and organization, networking, strong writing and interpersonal skills, diplomacy, as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative. In addition, this position requires the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people on and off campus and to work with tact and judgment in dealing with agency and UK personnel and information.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

3 years of grant writing experience

Deadline to Apply 03/08/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-02-10 Expires: 2020-03-11

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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