The Grants Hub works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and institutional and college leadership to increase the scale and impact of research activity across the University. The position of Research Development Coordinator is essential for the Grants Hub to accomplish this goal. Primary responsibilities of this position include research development which specifically coordinates university investigators, departments and colleges with sponsored funding opportunities and management of limited submission and internal funding competitions in coordination with the VPR Office. The incumbent will be the point of contact for the grant databases to which the University holds subscriptions and provide training on these tools to the research community. It is essential that the incumbent understand fully the strategic vision of the unit, the research community client base, the complex structure of funding opportunities, both government and non-government, and the tools and terminology used to research and analyze funding solicitations. The incumbent will play a central role in the success of the Grants Hub by providing additional research development expertise relating to faculty requests to the Grants Hub and interdisciplinary research teams supported by the University. The incumbent will determine relevant sponsored funding opportunities and advise researchers on how to strategically search for sponsored funding. The incumbent will manage the logistics of internal competitions in regard to limited submissions and VPR Office internal funding solicitations. The incumbent will be responsible for working with the VPR Office personnel to determine solicitations of specific interest to ISU, announcing them to the university research community, and providing details as to the application/submission process. The incumbent will coordinate with VPR Office personnel to arrange review processes as needed. For internal funding opportunities, the incumbent will distribute the RFPs to the research community and coordinate logistics of the competitions in a similar way to the limited submissions. Upon conclusion of the competition, the incumbent will coordinate with the investigators, VPR Office personnel, and ISU Foundation personnel to establish accounts and reporting procedures. The incumbent will monitor the awards, collect reports, and summarize them for submission to VPR Office and ISU Foundation. The incumbent will provide direct instruction to the research community on how to strategically search for sponsored research funding by way of coordinating workshops, small group trainings and one-on-one searches for targeted research interests. The incumbent will coordinate with other personnel from the Grants Hub and the Training Coordinator from the VPR Office to develop and evaluate Grants Hub training opportunities for the research community on a variety of other topics.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s 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.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience which demonstrates knowledge of sponsored research administration and funding programs.
Experience using database applications to strategically search for relevant information.
Experience successfully interacting with researchers and administrators to build collaborative relationships.
Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.