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Research Development Officer

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Texas A&M University
Location
College Station, TX
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Job TitleResearch Development OfficerAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentPublic Policy Research InstituteProposed Minimum Salary$4,180.17 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob DescriptionOur CommitmentTexas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.Who we areEstablished by the Texas State Legislature in 1983, at Texas A&M University, the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) serves as a leading interdisciplinary government and social policy research organization. Since inception, PPRI has secured external research contracts totaling $140 million for providing scientific research and evaluative services to more than 90 public and private sponsors engaged in formulating public policy. We invite you to explore our website to learn more. https://ppri.tamu.edu/ .What we wantWe are looking for a qualified individual passionate about securing external funding for multidisciplinary, social science research in a university setting. The Research Development Officer will facilitate large, center-level proposal efforts by identifying funding sources, organizing teams to target funding, developing templates and resources to support proposal opportunities, and developing competitive proposals with assistance. This position also disseminates information about funded research and provides technical writing and editing support. Experience writing, communicating, and working with diverse, multidisciplinary teams is preferred and deemed valuable to serve in this position. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.What you need to knowCOVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website . Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Three years of experience developing and/or writing proposals, manuscripts, or reports for federal, state, or local agencies or for academic outlets
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Advanced degree (Masters or Doctoral) in related field such as social sciences or English
  • Experience writing/editing/publishing scientific or technical documents
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding English writing, editing, and reviewing skills
  • Ability to maintain the emphasis and flow of the document while editing it for clarity, grammar, and accuracy
  • Ability to translate research or specialized content matter into materials for broader audiences
  • Ability to rapidly review social science & policy literature and integrate into proposals
  • Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams in developing proposals
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a respectful and professional manner
  • Ability to independently manage a multi-tasking workflow, conflicting deadlines and multiple projects
  • General familiarity with a broad spectrum of research designs, methodology, and scope
  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment and software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Pro
Responsibilities:
  • External Funding Development - Identify, access and disseminate information on federal, state, and private funding opportunities. Develop protocols, tools and guidance documents related to proposal development and checklists for solicitation components. Assist PIs with proposal narrative development, review of academic and policy literature, consolidation of proposal and report work products, and editing. Coordinate new proposal response and take lead development on assigned sections. Review finished proposal for quality control. Communicate and meet with PIs/research teams frequently. Network with various offices and organizations on- and off-campus in support of proposal development. Facilitate planning and linkages with existing funded projects or research efforts, including identifying opportunities to leverage existing partnerships into larger collaborative initiatives. Maintain current knowledge of general federal and state funding agency priorities and initiatives.
  • Institute Development - Assist with departmental reviews, annual reporting and or institute or research showcase events. Integrate and summarize proposal and project activities for the Annual Report. Draft and disseminate research related content for department messaging. Support the department's engagement in research promotion through external systems (such as Oaktrust and TAMU Scholar). Maintain internal project database records tracking proposals and awarded projects. Exhibit initiative to consult with PIs and research teams, determine developing needs related to securing and optimizing external funding, and propose innovative solutions.
  • Writing and Reporting - Develop and maintain boilerplate documents for proposal, website, brochure, and media requests. Assist with manuscript creation, formatting, and editing. Provide technical writing support for project reports/deliverables. Draft and disseminate topical content for projects. Conduct literature reviews. Perform other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application. In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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