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Research Development Specialist

Company name
Delaware State University

Dover, DE, United States

Employment Type

Administrative, Education

Posted on
Aug 29,2019

Valid Through
Dec 12,2019


Delaware State University

Vacancy Announcement - Research Development Specialist

Delaware Institute for Science and Technology

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Applications will be accepted until position is filled


The Research Development Specialist will work closely with the Associate VP for Research and Institutional Advancement to assist faculty and staff in developing applications for funding from government and private sources. This person assists faculty and staff in writing proposals for large- and small-scale projects, reviews and edits proposals, and assists in training faculty and staff in identifying funding opportunities, developing competitive proposals, and other aspects necessary for obtaining external funding. The Grant Development Specialist works with the Office of Sponsored Programs to ensure that proposals are in compliance with applicable laws and federal regulations relating to external funding of University research, instruction, and outreach programs.

The position requires exceptional oral and written communication skills. Word processing and electronic spreadsheet skills are required as is demonstrated knowledge and application of standard budgeting procedures. The successful candidates will have the ability to analyze information and research a variety of sources (including online sources) to locate information and resolve problems or issues. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and with limited supervision, and be comfortable managing multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. Two years of administrative support experience including managing projects or complex processes is required. Experience writing and developing proposals for funding is preferred.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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Company Profile
DSU has a long and proud history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), yet offers an education that blends those long-standing traditions with a growing community that values diversity. Founded in 1891, DSU embraces its heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions, rooted in agriculture and education. Our current population includes a 67 percent African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and international students. With a focus on cutting-edge research, technology and business, we are at the vanguard of the region’s higher education community. We offer 42 undergraduate degree options, 15 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs.

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