SDSU Research Foundation

Development Specialist I

Req No.
2023-16051
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Type
Full-Time Central Staff
Salary
$28.25 - $29.66 per hour
Dept/Proj Name
SDSURF - SR Development (SRD)

Overview

This position is open until filled with an application review to take place after November 28, 2023. 

The pay range for this position is $28.25 - $29.66 per hour and is non-negotiable. 

 

WHO WE ARE

Established in 1943, the mission of the SDSU Research Foundation (SDSURF) is to focus on realizing the research objectives of San Diego State University, and to be the backbone for faculty and staff to find, attract, win, and administer their research and sponsored programs. SDSU is one of the top public research universities in the nation, furthering discoveries, interventions, and solutions that improve communities and change the world. The SDSURF provides the full life cycle of grants services to faculty and staff to realize these discoveries, interventions, and solutions that make a difference.

 

WHAT OUR DEPARTMENT DOES

The sponsored research development department is the center of collaboration and support, focused on fostering the progress of impactful research and valuable projects.  Our dedicated team of professionals works alongside faculty and staff, providing Pre-Award services and guidance of proposal development and submission. The SRD department plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of research.

Responsibilities

YOUR ROLE IN CREATING THE UNIVERSITY’S PRESENT AND FUTURE 

The Development Specialist plays a critical role in strengthening the effectiveness and success of Sponsored Research Development, the Research Foundation, and San Diego State University. By providing invaluable support to faculty, increasing the quality and quantity of grant proposals, ensuring compliance, and sharing knowledge collaboratively, the DS helps secure essential funding for research and educational projects, directly impacting the university's reputation as a research powerhouse. This hard work pays off by attracting top talent and elevates SDSU as a leading research institution.

 

THE WORK YOU WILL DO AND MANAGE

The Development Specialist (DS) I is responsible for supporting faculty with Pre-Award services, particularly proposal development and submission for research, educational, and other sponsored projects. This entry-level position focuses on technical and analytical aspects, including fiscal and regulatory compliance issues. The DS I works on a variety of issues, analyzing data and evaluating solutions, with the goal of increasing knowledge and building expertise for eventual promotion to DS II.

Qualifications

THE SKILLS WE NEED

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Needed:

  • Proficiency in current systems, software, and office automation equipment.
  • Experience in planning, managing, and developing budgets.
  • Knowledge of SDSU and Research Foundation culture and environment.
  • Familiarity with regulations and policies related to research administration.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Teamwork, confidentiality, and effective communication abilities.

 

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or 4 years of progressive responsibility in Pre-Award, Research Administration, or related field.
  • Experience with interpreting and applying policies and procedures related to instituional/orgnaizational requirements.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills:

  • Experience using electronic research administration and submission systems.
  • Experience in research administration in a pre- or post-award capacity.
  • Experience with post-award processes.
  • Experience with InfoEd, Banner, Etrieve, or other related electronic systems.

 

 WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

HOW TO APPLY AND TIPS FOR MAKING IT THROUGH OUR HIRING PROCESS

You must apply through the SDSURF Career Page. Make sure your application is complete.  Including a resume and cover letter is recommended. Respond to supplemental questions thoroughly.

 

WHAT OUR HIRING PROCESS IS LIKE

We work as fast as we can to make hiring decisions. However, it may take several weeks for all the parties involved to review your application. We keep in touch each step of the way and inform you of the status of your application.

 

ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:

  • Applicant must live in a commutable distance from SDSU.
  • This position is open until filled.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation.
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

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