Pre-Award Specialist

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Interprets funding opportunity guidelines for faculty

Demonstrates and proposes best practice in grantsmanship

Ensures proposal guidelines are followed and all written work meets or exceeds established quality and ethical standards

Reconciles numbers related to proposals and activations and prepares a variety of reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with faculty, staff, students, and external technical subject matter experts to obtain information to complete proposal development assignments

Provides faculty with proposal writing support, including writing and editing grant narratives

Oversees internal review process for all limited submission funding programs.

Coordinates the Students Research and Creative Inquiry Day Activities

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Education, Science, Engineering, English, or related fields. A minimum of three years of professional experience in technical proposal development. Demonstrated ability to initiate, coordinate, develop, write, and finalize proposals with little or no supervision. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written with diverse constituents. Excellent critical thinking skills. Strong commitment to producing high-quality work. Ability to work on multiple assignments and complete high-quality work with strict and competing deadlines. Strong knowledge of various office software such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and publishing software.

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