University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,000 - $70,000
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Working Title: Research Development Specialist Position Number 02342797 Division Office of Research Department B340120 OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching Pay Basis Academic Salary Grade 21 FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff UWM Description

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high- quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here: https: //

School/College/Division Description

The Office of Researchfacilitates the creation of new knowledge and the development of innovative solutions by supporting research across the sciences, arts, and humanities that enhances the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and spurs economic growth.

The Office of Research, and its staff, are responsible for central research administration, oversight of research policy and compliance, and internal research development programs. The Office is part of Academic Affairs, and includes the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Undergraduate Research, as well as several research centers.

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Research Development Specialist (RDS) will be responsible for advising and assisting faculty in the research, planning, development, writing, and submission of scientific/technical, scholarly, and public service grant and contract proposals to secure extramural funding. This position will provide funding opportunity identification and research support, proposal development, and faculty development programming across the university. The position may also be responsible for management of internal award programs. The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse work force. The position will provide timely and direct customer service to researchers.

Job Responsibilities
  • Search for federal and non-federal grant opportunities that match faculty research interests via online databases and other sources
  • Develop and disseminate research funding opportunities listservs to faculty researchers
  • Analyze requests for proposals for a wide range of federal and non-federal organizations
  • Review, edit, and format proposals and related documents for accuracy, completeness, stylistic consistency, logic, compliance with sponsor requirements, and competitive positioning
  • Assist in the development of large and complex grant proposals
  • Develop and deliver training programs to faculty on grantsmanship, finding funding opportunities, federal and non-federal sponsors, and other topics as requested
  • Keep abreast of grant programs and policies across federal agencies
  • Research and write content and assist in the development of the Office of Research/Office of Sponsored Programs communications
  • Contribute to the delivery and management of internal award programs
  • Competencies

    Anyone selected for interview, please be prepared to discuss your strengths and experience in these core competencies:

  • Writing and editing skills
  • Service minded approach and attitude
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or commensurate combination of directly related experience and relevant coursework
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and virtual collaboration programs (e.g., Teams, Zoom)
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing, editing, and development and/or marketing communications in an academic, non-profit, healthcare, or business-to-business environment
  • Advanced degree, particularly in Business, Communications, English, or Journalism, Information Studies, or in the science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines
  • Familiarity with administering, conducting, and/or managing research projects
  • Target Salary Range $60,000 - $70,000 (Final salary offer will be commensurate with experience) Benefits and Total Rewards

    As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

    Application Instructions

    To be considered, all interested applicants must submit a letter of application that addresses the professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers. For this position applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, e-mailed or faxed applications.

    In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualification.

    Application Deadline 06/11/2023 Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No If Continuous, Initial Review Date Position Contact Name Amanda Klug Contact Phone xxx Contact Email [email protected] Application Notes

    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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    AA/EO Statement

    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy

    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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    Employment Authorization

    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Job Categories Research, Research Administration

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