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Grant Specialist

Location: seattle, wa
Job # 8637056
The Grant Specialist will facilitate applications for intramural, deferral and private research funding by client staff. The position exists to cultivate and increase research opportunities and develop a broader research funding base in FCN. The specialist will develop programs, manage grant and contract submissions, initiate, start-up, IRB, compliance, and training.
The department has a large number of primary investigators who consistently submit grant and contract proposals. These submissions are complex, varied and required simultaneously. This position will be expected to be technically and organizationally skilled, manage a wide array of development opportunities, interpret or establish procedures and policies, train personnel, advise the primary investigators, prepare submissions, and handle a diverse group of projects and submissions. In addition, this position will be on the front lines in ensuring compliance in key areas related to grants and contracts.
Procuring external funding is more difficult and more critically needed than ever before. This position is crucial to the successful procurement of external funding in the School of Nursing, the quality of the grant and contract applications being submitted, and the productivity of faculty. It is critical to the maintenance of effective relationships among agencies and schools, and compliance in a variety of areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
85% Proposal Development Management: This position will identify external funding development opportunities for faculty, partner with faculty to organize plans and budgets for grant and contract proposals, prepare or direct preparation of all components of proposals, coordinate with campus and sponsor personnel, and manage proposals to completion. He/she will manage initiation and start up, including IRB, just in time responses, budget revisions, changes in scope, personnel or sites, and transition of the project from pre-award to post award management. He/she will provide instruction and coaching to faculty, staff and students, assess their progress in these parts of the program, and take appropriate action. When competitive renewals, supplements or extensions are needed, he/she will provide the same services, training, assessments, and level of management.
15% Compliance and some post award duties: This position will investigate requirements, establish procedures and training, and provide assistance to Primary Investigators in research development areas with specific compliance requirements. will assist on annual reports and other post award requests.
Requirements 
Bachelor's Degree in business, public administration management, or information or equivalent experience
Two to three years of experience in the following
Experience submitting grant or contract proposals to a variety of sponsors, especially federal government agencies
Experience managing projects or supervising personnel
Proficiency in written, oral and electronic communications.
Proficiency in organization, attention to detail.
Proficiency in MS Office, including spreadsheet development and use of databases
Desired
Four years of grant application experience.

Skills Requested: 

Other Details:
 Monday- 8am-5pm | Tuesday- 8am-5pm | Wednesday- 8am-5pm | Thursday- 8am-5pm | Friday- 8am-5pm | 
Location- Seattle 
Estimated Duration of Assignment-  till  03/31/17
Rate: $30 per hour
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