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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2252683
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts


500019 - Research Development Officer (Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt I)


Classificaiton: Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt I
Department: AVP Research and Sponsored Projects
Sub-Division: Academic Affairs
Salary Range: $3,897 - $7,051 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.


Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) works with other units throughout campus to seek external support for faculty research, creative activity and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. ORSP staff assist with proposal development, proposal submission to external funding agencies, post award support, and help to assure that research and sponsored programs are conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and regulatory standards. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Research Development Officer (Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt I). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

This position requires a high level of faculty support throughout the proposal submission process and will play a centralized role in supporting the assigned college(s). Under general supervision, the Research Development Officer works collaboratively and in close coordination with all units in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, College Dean and Associate Dean(s), Department Chairs, college development teams, faculty and staff, and campus administrators to stimulate proposal-writing by facilitating the grantsmanship needs and skills of faculty and staff. Supports the Office of Research Development Initiatives aimed at increasing research and scholarship on campus. Identifies and disseminates funding opportunities to faculty and staff. Analyzes funding opportunities for eligibility and appropriateness based on faculty research interests and institutional needs. Maintains funding opportunity Master calendar including Limited Submissions. Coordinates all pre-proposal efforts through ORSP. Provides expert knowledge of the proposal development process within the designated college(s). Reviews and edits grant proposal narratives, as needed. Reviews and edits support required pre-award documents such as letters of support, bio sketches, and other related materials. Updates and maintains proposal boilerplate language and university data including distinctions, awards, major accomplishments, and statistics. Develops, edits and maintains promotional and branding materials for the Office of Research Development. Develops content for and facilitates trainings on grantsmanship and related topics. Participates in ORSP and College staff meetings. Works in a collegial and supportive manner with the Office of Grants and Contracts, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the University Advancement Office, the Director of Development for their designated college(s) as well as with Strategic Communications and Brand Management. Other duties as assigned.


Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university and/or the equivalent training and administrative work experience involving the study, analysis, evaluation, development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices or programs plus two years of related experience.

Working knowledge of and the ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to the program or administrative specialty to develop conclusions and make recommendations. Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program or administrative specialty. Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques. Ability to take initiative and plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved. Skilled in research, development, and evaluation of policies and programs. Ability to collect, evaluate, and interpret data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Expertise investigating and analyzing problems with broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form. Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree or a doctorate degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent work experience in a university or research institution. Previous work experience in the field of research development. Knowledge of policies and practices employed by institutions of higher education in preparing and managing research grants and contract activities. Experience in federal and private project and grants management. Strong grantsmanship skills with the ability to review, critique and edit grant proposals, as well as provide constructive feedback on proposal to faculty applicants. Knowledgeable of Pivot-RP to help identify and find external funding opportunities. Ability to manage concurrent priorities effectively and efficiently. Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and collegially in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to develop systems and processes to facilitate a high volume of successful proposal submissions and awards.


Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator


Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).


Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2021 (9:00 PM)

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