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Grant Proposal Writer
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
 
 
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Date Posted 06/29/2022
Category
Admin-Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Number:

105372

Title:

Writer

Functional Title:

Grant Proposal Writer

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:

Staff

University Authorized FTE:

1.0

Unit:

EDUC-College of Education

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Education is hiring a Grant Proposal Writer to be part of the Research Office team.

The College of Education is a dynamic, thriving enterprise that cultivates a vibrant synergy between research and practice with a commitment to promote research and innovative pedagogy that leverages diversity and expands equity. The College’s outstanding faculty and 20 collaborative research centers and institutes strive to improve education practices in and outside of classrooms from kindergarten through college by exploring the intricacies of human development across the lifespan.

College faculty and students conduct research in almost every aspect of education and human development including literacy, learning disabilities, urban education, equitable educational opportunity, measurement and assessment, STEM education, and family and child relationships. The College of Education’s Research Office works throughout the College in strategically leading its research mission through supporting proposal development.


The Grant Proposal Writer’s primary responsibility will be to support College of Education faculty in scientific writing for grant applications to federal sponsors, foundations, state agencies, and internal university opportunities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing, proofreading, and editing research grant proposals and managing the proposal development process. Candidates should have demonstrated success in scientific writing, an enthusiasm for learning about new areas in research, and an interest in supporting the Research Office’s mission of uplifting all faculty research and building the research portfolio at the College of Education.

This is an in-person/on campus position with options for teleworking.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
Master’s Degree

Experience:
> Minimum of 3 years of proposal development, scientific writing, editorial work, or other relevant experience.
> Experience managing and coordinating complex writing projects.
> Concrete experience with at least two large federal funding agencies and/or foundations (e.g. Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Education, Spencer Foundation, or William T. Grant Foundation) with the ability to adapt to other sponsors as required.
> Experience with writing grant budgets and budget narratives.
> Experience working in research development or research funding related roles
>Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to:
– initiate conversations about research funding;
– explain complex grant requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
>Working knowledge of or strong interest in education research across P-20 and beyond and interdisciplinary approaches.
>Excellent interpersonal skills to support a diverse group of scholars around interdisciplinary research and to engage with a broad range of colleagues and partners.
>Knowledge of diverse research paradigms and ability to edit and justify alignment between appropriate research questions, research designs and possible research outputs
>Commitment to diversity, equity, and justice, particularly in educational contexts
>Excellent communication skills, with the ability to:
- initiate conversations about research funding;
- explain complex grant requirements.
Excellent time management skills, including the ability to multi-task on multiple long-mid- and short- term projects of diverse types and deadlines including quick turn-arounds.
>Organized self-starter.
>Team player.

Preferences:

Preferences:
Proven track record of planning and authoring winning proposals.
Subject matter expertise within education research.
Conversant in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Demonstrated experience directly managing large, interdisciplinary research development or research funding programs.
Previous experience in an academic setting.
Experience with research development offices.
Experience serving on funding agency review panels.
PhD in education or related field.

Please note that a writing sample may be required by the search committee.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Much of the job is sedentary and will require close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing text, data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Substantial repetitive movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers from computer entry work. The incumbent will work primarily in an office environment. There are, however, physical requirements to attend meetings in other buildings on campus.

Posting Date:

06/28/2022

Closing Date:

08/07/2022

Open Until Filled

No

Best Consideration Date

07/30/2022

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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