Req No: 2023-16051 Category: Administrative/Clerical Type: Full-Time Central Staff Salary: $5,458.33 - $6,589.95 per month Close Date:
Overview This position is open until filled with an initial application review to take place after August 30, 2023.
The pay range for this position is $5,458.33 - $6,589.95 per month and is non-negotiable.
WHO WE ARE
Established in 1943, the mission of the SDSU Research Foundation (SDSURF) is to focus on realizing the research objectives of San Diego State University, and to be the backbone for faculty and staff to find, attract, win, and administer their research and sponsored programs. SDSU is one of the top public research universities in the nation, furthering discoveries, interventions, and solutions that improve communities and change the world. The SDSURF provides the full life cycle of grants services to faculty and staff to realize these discoveries, interventions, and solutions that make a difference.
WHAT OUR DEPARTMENT DOES
The sponsored research development department is the center of collaboration and support, focused on fostering the progress of impactful research and valuable projects. Our dedicated team of professionals works alongside faculty and staff, providing Pre-Award services and guidance of proposal development and submission. The SRD department plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of research.
Responsibilities YOUR ROLE IN CREATING THE UNIVERSITYS PRESENT AND FUTURE
The Development Specialist plays a critical role in strengthening the effectiveness and success of Sponsored Research Development, the Research Foundation, and San Diego State University. By providing invaluable support to faculty, increasing the quality and quantity of grant proposals, ensuring compliance, and sharing knowledge collaboratively, the DS helps secure essential funding for research and educational projects, directly impacting the university's reputation as a research powerhouse. This hard work pays off by attracting top talent and elevates SDSU as a leading research institution.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO AND MANAGE
The Development Specialist will play a crucial role in realizing the strategic goals of the Research Foundation and the Sponsored Research Development department by driving efforts to secure funding for research, education, and other sponsored projects. Aligned with the Research Foundations mission to support and advance the university's research, the DS's work will focus on enhancing proposal development, fostering collaboration, and ensuring compliance with sponsor guidelines and university policies. By navigating complex funding opportunities, providing vital support to faculty, and staying up to date on best practices, the DS will contribute to the growth and success of the RF and the university. Key tasks supporting these larger goals include creating and revising proposal budgets, advising faculty on submission procedures, facilitating communications with funding agencies, and managing the electronic submission of proposals, among other essential responsibilities.
Qualifications THE SKILLS WE NEED
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Needed:
Deep understanding of faculty projects with the ability to research solutions and resolve complex issues.
Proficiency in current systems, software, and Excel, coupled with strong budget development skills for various funding sources.
Familiarity with SDSU and Research Foundation culture, regulations, and both pre- and post-award processes.
Exceptional problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze, evaluate, and devise creative solutions.
A team player with strong interpersonal skills, fostering effective collaboration and positive relationships.
Excellent planning and organizational abilities, cruciaTl for managing complex tasks and workflows.
Experience and Education:
Bachelor's degree or 4 years of progressive responsibility in Pre-Award, Research Administration, or related field.
1 -3 years of related experience in research administration, including pre- or post-award processes, or regulatory administration.
Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills:
Experience using electronic research administration and submission systems.
Experience in research administration in a pre- or post-award capacity.
Experience with post-award processes.
Experience with InfoEd, Banner, Etrieve, or other related electronic systems.
Access to campus amenities, including Love Library, Aztec Lanes bowling alley, SDSU transit center, and a variety of coffee shops and eateries.
Discounted Aztec Recreation Center gym membership and SDSU events
HOW TO APPLY AND TIPS FOR MAKING IT THROUGH OUR HIRING PROCESS
You must apply through the SDSURF Career Page. Make sure your application is complete. Including a resume and cover letter is recommended. Respond to supplemental questions thoroughly.
WHAT OUR HIRING PROCESS IS LIKE
We work as fast as we can to make hiring decisions. However, it may take several weeks for all the parties involved to review your application. We keep in touch each step of the way and inform you of the status of your application.
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
The salary range for this position is $5,458.33 - $6,589.95 depending upon qualifications and is non-negotiable.
Applicant must live in a commutable distance from SDSU.
This position is open until filled.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation.
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.Join SDSU and make a difference through meaningful work that contributes to knowledge and provides rich opportunities for students. The dynamic synergy between SDSU and the San Diego region furthers SDSU's excellence and global impact. Every member of our team can proudly proclaim, "I Am SDSU."In addition to SDSU, three not-for-profit auxiliary employers operate to provide services for the University. The SDSU Research Foundation furthers the educational, research and community service mission of SDSU. Aztec Shops provides a diverse portfolio of products and services including operation of the SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Dining, and management of commercial and real estate properties surrounding the campus. Associated Students of SDSU is a student-directed organization that manages programs and facilities enjoyed by students, faculty, staff, and the community-at-large.