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Proposal Manager

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Proposal Manager

College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

University of Maryland

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences invites applications for a Proposal Manager. 

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

This position manages and supports research proposal development activity in the College of Computer Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS). The position will work with CMNS faculty and research staff to develop clear, concise, and effective sponsored-research project proposals. The position will manage and coordinate development of high-dollar sponsored-research project proposals for CMNS faculty and researcher staff. The position will work with CMNS leadership to formulate elements of a strategy for maximizing success rates of proposals submitted by CMNS PIs. The position will develop relationships with other proposal-writing specialists on campus.

The Minimum Qualifications are a PhD or equivalent in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematical discipline. The successful candidate will have three (3) or more years of proposal-development experience and three (3) or more years of work experience. Also required are excellent writing and proof-reading skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively; and strong organizational, planning and project-management skills.  It is preferred that candidates have experience with funding agencies, both governmental and private-sector; and work experience with university-based researchers.

Applications should be received by November 1, 2023, to receive full consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled.  Materials, including a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of three references, should be submitted via eTerp, the University’s electronic application system, at this link.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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