Grant Writer and Administrator, VC for Research and Graduate School
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Internal Number: 213828
Grant Writer and Administrator (Administrative Professional I - MR10) VC for Research and Graduate School University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP), a data-driven multidisciplinary smart cities research center at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC), is searching for a Grant Writer and Administrator who will independently coordinate and manage grant proposal development for affiliated faculty. CUIP is a leading smart cities research center that studies novel, original, and scalable ways to make cities safer, more efficient, and healthier. Our research is funded by federal agencies (NSF, NIH, DOE, DOT), the state of Tennessee, the city of Chattanooga, and private industry partners among others.
The duties for this position include coordinating proposal writing and budget development efforts, and assisting with grant capacity building and reporting. This position will manage multi-investor, multi-institutional proposal teams throughout the grant lifecycle (from opportunity discovery to program/budget design to proposal submission to award implementation). This position requires strong project management abilities and the knowledge and skillsets necessary to ensure that proposals comply with federal, state, and university regulations.
A successful Grant Writer and Administrator will increase the competitiveness of proposals by identifying appropriate funding opportunities, coordinating with internal/ external partners, drafting non-technical proposal components, and editing/proofreading all components of the proposal.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field
2 years of experience in actual, hands-on proposal writing/development and/or grants management in an education or nonprofit setting
Master's degree in relevant field
3+ years of experience in actual, hands-on proposal writing/development and/or grants management in an education or nonprofit setting
Demonstrated experience with federal funders and federal grant guidelines
Demonstrated experience managing projects with large, diverse teams
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills
Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and coordinate time-sensitive tasks among large, diverse teams
Ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of disciplines and stakeholder groups
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe
Experience with Overleaf and/or other similar software packages
Ability to create graphical objects (e.g., Pert and Gantt charts) for proposals and/or reports
Salary Range: Administrative Professional I - MR10
Application Instructions: Applicants should upload one PDF document containing both a cover letter and a resume/CV as an attachment. In your cover letter, please describe how your experience and skillsets align with the minimum or preferred qualifications and the attributes of an ideal candidate listed above.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.