Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applicants for the position of Grants Specialist within the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. This is a full-time (forty hours per week), 12-month position within standard office hours (7:45am to 4:30pm). Limited evening/weekend hours may be required. This position requires the ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects, exercise considerable independent judgment, be attentive to detail, as well as a commitment to a client-centered approach to service delivery. The Grants Specialist must possess exemplary fiscal and data management skills as well as the ability to handle confidential information.
- Bachelor of Science/Arts degree required, master's degree preferred;
- Strong editing and writing skills;
- Ability to manage and knowledge of grants and contracts administration;
- Must be highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities at the same time, and able to meet strict deadlines;
- Possess experience working with large quantities of varying and complex data;
- Ability to interpret complex policies, rules, and regulations;
- Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
- Experience in use of Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access);
- Demonstrated record of successful grants written to and received from local, state, federal and/or private foundations that applicant was primarily responsible for;
- Knowledge of grants accounting in compliance with federal regulations is highly desirable;
- Knowledge of grant administration software is preferable;
- Knowledge of federal, state, and university grant programs that support research, instruction and public service across a range of academic disciplines preferred.
- Assist faculty and staff with developing ideas for proposals and researching granting agencies;
- Disseminate funding and collaboration opportunities to faculty and staff;
- Assist faculty and staff with proposal writing, editing, budgeting and supporting documentation;
- Provide guidance and assist with authoring and negotiating cooperative agreements, cost-share agreements, interagency and inter-agency agreements and memoranda of understanding;
- Develop relations and working knowledge of funding agencies so as to aid in the success of submitted grants;
- Provide backup for the Director of ORSP;
- Engage in other duties as assigned.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is committed to enhancing the research productivity of the University, increasing grant funding, facilitating technology commercialization, coordinating outreach, nurturing economic development, and celebrating the achievements of faculty, staff, and student scholars. ORSP views research, scholarly and creative activity, professional development and student engagement as integral components of the University and as activities necessary to assist the University to maintain the highest level of teaching and scholarship.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville
, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
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Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 14, 2014; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted via the online application system in PDF format and must include 1) a letter application addressing all qualifications, 2) a current resume, 3) the names and contact information for three professional references, and 4) separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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