Grant Writer and Proposal Development Specialist - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position develops, manages, and coordinates grant proposal narrative development with PIs for federal and non-federal sponsors for major proposals. Edits and/or coordinates proposal development with lead PIs for full proposals for large, multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, multi-year research and scholarly activity projects and institutional commitment components of proposals; works with early career faculty to strengthen grant writing skills and will develop training program aimed at increasing success rate for pre and post-doctoral fellowships and assists PIs in developing interdisciplinary equipment and infrastructure proposals. This position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to the specialty area. Functions in a public contact environment by assisting faculty and staff in the research, coordination and preparation of major sponsored program proposals to federal and non-federal sponsors. Provide proposal management and authoritative guidance to faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and minimum of five years of scientific proposal writing experience resulting in grant funding; experience successfully writing and developing large, multidisciplinary scientific grant proposals.

PhD degree demonstrating general knowledge of various technical fields.

General experience in a wide range of disciplines, business, administration, legal, accounting, grants management.

Familiarity with major federal and non-federal sponsors that support university research and scholarship.

The ability to provide supportive leadership, clear communication in a team-based environment.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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