Proposal Developer

Posting Details


Posting Number S01805P


Working Title Proposal Developer
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 007462
Assigned Organizational Area Research
FLSA Exempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade A2
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 2080
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date


Department Office of the VP for Res - 4811
Advertised Location Dayton, Ohio



The Proposal Developer 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 Proposal Developer 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.

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. UDRI is also the recipient of three R&D 100 Awards.

Position Summary Information

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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field

Four years of relevant experience

Experience developing proposals to government agencies or foundations

Demonstrated organizational skills involving multiple, collaborative projects

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills commensurate with the position

Demonstrated ability to network and work collaboratively within an organization

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

Demonstrated analytical skills related to the requirements of the position

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

Work Hours


Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 12/20/2017
Application Review Date
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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