Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Open Positions in RSP

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has two open positions: Preaward Specialist and Clerk IV - Communications and Operations.

Preaward Specialist

Assists faculty and staff in successfully developing competitive grant proposals and navigating the proposal submission process; identifies sources of external funding from federal, state, and private agencies; designs and facilitates group external funding workshops for varied audiences including academic departments; and helps develop and implement Preaward support services and training efforts on campus, especially those that involve capacity- building for faculty research, scholarship and creative activity, such as periodic research conferences, workshops, brown bags and seed funding competitions. Bachelor's Degree required. Demonstrated ability in technical writing, strong organizational skills, and excellent communication skills required. Experience in grant writing in a college or university setting and event and workshop planning experience preferred.

Clerk IV - Communications and Operations

Primary Function:
Under general supervision, provides critical administrative and operational support to Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP) Pre-Award, Post-Award, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) operations; supports RSP office operations; supports the development and promotion of capacity for faculty and student research and scholarship across campus; coordinates and leads RSP's professional development training and education activities; works with other UNI departments to engage and educate UNI and the Cedar Valley regarding the sponsored research and scholarship conducted at UNI; and manages web content and RSP social media outlets.
Position Requirements:
Any combination of progressively responsible related clerical office experience, related undergraduate education, and/or post high school clerical training that is the equivalent to four years of full-time employment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree; excellent writing skills; and experience with sponsored programs administration, research development, and grant administration preferred.