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Research and Sponsored Programs Officer

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Research, Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives

Enhance the reputation of the University through the acquisition of grants and awards. Encourage faculty and staff efforts as they pursue original research to enrich their teaching, increase personal knowledge, enhance the body of knowledge of the scholarly community, and seek service and leadership opportunities.


  • Work collaboratively with the Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) team to review grant proposals, budgets, and grant guidelines to confirm proposals are compliant with University & sponsor regulations. Responsible for ensuring proper University routing process is followed utilizing all necessary proposal submissions systems.
  • Identify, research, and evaluate potential sources of funding. Develop, draft, and edit grant applications (including new applications) and budgets (in collaboration with post-award staff).
  • Consult with and advise faculty and staff on funding applications, writing grant proposals, and developing grant budgets. Provide exceptional customer service to all faculty and staff engaged with RSP and/or in the process of grant preparation.
  • Prepare written reports for and work on special projects for the Assistant Provost for Research.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree; creative or legal writing experience. Strong writing skills, exceptional problem solving skills, ability to be thorough and manage shifting priorities and concurrent deadlines. Computers and other standard office equipment; Microsoft Word and Excel; Database searching proficiency

Preferred: M.A; 2 years professional writing/editing, especially grant proposals and/or 2 years research administration experience. Experience with PeopleSoft.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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