Manager, Grants and Research Development

Manager, Grants and Research Development

Lindenwood University | Saint Charles, MO, 63302, US
Salary Range:$78,000 – $122,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 12 days ago

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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:

* Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor's (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master's degree programs (employee and spouse only).
* Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
* Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
* Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday - Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 - Jan. 1).
* Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
* Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy.


Job Title: Manager, Grants and Research Development

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Vice President, Research and Compliance

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The manager, grants and research development prospects funding opportunities and creates, reviews, and edits proposals in alignment with priorities of Lindenwood's influential funding sources, including foundations, corporations, and government entities. This role leads faculty, staff, and colleagues on grant development, working with the Research, Innovation, and Partnership Lab (RIPL) to educate colleagues on proposal development, grant writing strategies, impact planning, and funding processes/current trends. The manager also serves on University committees and promotes service initiatives that contribute to the growth of the University's culture of research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

* Conducts pre-award activities, including identifying, preparing, submitting, and managing funding proposals to foundations, government, corporations, or other funding sources
* Works with Lindenwood's research community to develop and submit extramural proposals, assisting with project planning/management and establishing clear roles/responsibilities; refining project concepts/narratives; preparing budgets; and assembling supplemental materials
* Prospects grant opportunities and corporate and community partnerships in alignment with institutional mission, strategy, and research priorities, using quantitative and qualitative data to drive decisions
* Reviews and revises faculty and staff developed proposals, budgets, and sponsored project award documents to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and University policies; assists with monitoring of federal awards for post-award reporting and compliance with award terms
* Assesses, prioritizes, and communicates funding opportunities with relevant campus and community stakeholders; assists with fundraising projects, such as grant writing for corporate and foundation funding
* Develops budgets in compliance with the Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) and applicable funder, local, state, or federal policies
* Ensures that all applications meet agency and University guidelines, published timetables, and deadlines
* Provides general consultative and structured networking support through RIPL for project development and interdisciplinary collaboration, including evaluation and impact planning, long-term academic strategy, partnership development, and communication of funding trends and proposal processes
* Participates in development and delivery of ORCA educational programming, including RIPL and LU Grant Bootcamp events
* Assists in establishing and maintaining processes, web pages, and resources related to grant seeking and grant writing
* Seeks out and cultivates effective relationships with grantors, faculty, staff, community stakeholders, and other contributors
* Assists with establishing and monitoring office performance metrics

Service Excellence

* Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
* Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University's values - integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork

Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration

* Establishes and maintains partnerships with local, regional, and national resource and support organizations that share Lindenwood's mission
* Collaborates with ORCA, Advancement and Community Engagement, and other University partners on matters related to grant writing and marketing
* Coordinates with Academic Affairs and ORCA to stay current on higher education trends as well as political and/or economic issues locally, statewide, and nationally that may impact University partnerships and research, scholarship, and creative activity prospects
* Participates in ORCA research development and departmental strategy design in a highly collaborative and creative team setting, including consulting with faculty and staff for project design and management
* Handles confidential and non-routine information and explains policies when necessary
* Acts as liaison with Fiscal Affairs, Human Resources, and other departments, as well as high-level staff/faculty and outside agencies
* Works independently and with a team on special projects, serving as project manager when necessary

Job may require other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications - - An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

* Bachelor's degree required
* Minimum of two years' related experience required
* Minimum of two years' experience with grant writing, grant management, or grant-funded research in a higher education setting preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job competently.

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
* Ability to understand the needs and interests of major foundations and government agencies in order to ensure alignment of University goals and priorities
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Ability to work with a team to achieve all goals
* Demonstrated knowledge of grant proposal applications for various funding agencies
* Demonstrated ability to use federal electronic proposal routing systems
* Demonstrated computer skills
* Proficiency with spreadsheet and database software programs

Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

* General office setting and hybrid or flexible schedule based on current University policy

Physical Abilities - The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job's essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

* Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
* Ability to sit for extended periods of time
* Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.