University of Dayton — Research Initiatives Coordinator and Proposal Developer

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

The Research Coordinator provides professional level support to the Vice President for Research in promoting excellence and growth in research, under a broad set of responsibilities which include: supporting the coordination, organization and production of collaborative proposals; leading programs to develop faculty grant seeking and proposal writing skills; and initiating activities to foster collaboration in research. The Research Coordinator is the liaison between faculty grant seekers and the Office for Research and will promote the use of grant seeking tools, provide training for grant seekers, and develop strategies for successful grant seeking.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Four years of relevant experience
  • Experience developing proposals to government agencies or foundations
  • Demonstrated analytical skills related to the requirements of the position
  • Demonstrated organizational skills involving collaborative projects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with different deadlines
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills commensurate with the position
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to network within an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to work and solve problems independently
  • Experience with Microsoft suite, including Word, Excel and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field
  • Advanced degree
  • Sponsored research experience in Higher Education
  • In-depth experience developing research proposals to federal grant awarding agencies
  • Knowledge of major funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health
  • Experience using grant seeking tools
  • Strong proposal writing and grant seeking skills
  • Experience with developing and presenting grant seeking or grant writing training programs

The University of Dayton is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Through its Research Institute and academic research centers, UD’s faculty and professional researchers have performed more than $2 billion in sponsored research in the last six decades. Professional and faculty researchers contribute to the University’s academic mission by engaging students in sponsored research. The University of Dayton is ranked first among Catholic universities in the nation in engineering research and development, according to the National Science Foundation. Since 2004, UD has also been ranked in the top three colleges and universities in the nation for sponsored materials research. The University of Dayton Research Institute, which serves as the professional research arm of UD, is on a strong growth trajectory. Its 550 full-time research staff performed $136 million in sponsored research in the last fiscal year. UDRIis also the recipient of three R&D 100 Awards.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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