This position is open until filled with a first application review to take place after November 20, 2023.
The salary range for this position is $5,546.67 to $7,115.54 per month 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 Administration (SRA) department provides support and assistance to faculty on the administration, compliance and fiscal management of grants and contracts awarded from federal, state, local government, and private funding agencies. Our team of professionals work closely with faculty throughout the life cycle of an award to help them navigate the complexities of managing sponsored programs. The SRA team also ensures that grant and contract funds are administered in accordance with funding agency and university requirements.
In addition to externally funded research and scholarly activities, the department also supports the administration of gift funds on behalf of The Campanile Foundation, SDSU’s campus and community programs, and research support funds.
YOUR ROLE IN CREATING THE UNIVERSITY’S PRESENT AND FUTURE
The Grant Specialist plays a crucial role in supporting the advancement of the research mission of Research Foundation and San Diego State University. Using specialized experience in research administration, you will support faculty research activities to ensure funding agency and university requirements are met, directly impacting SDSU’s reputation as a leading research institution.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO AND MANAGE
As a Grant Specialist, you will join a team of professionals who are aligned with the Research Foundation’s mission to support and advance research. You will play a key role in the administration, compliance and fiscal management of sponsored programs, campus and community programs, gift funds and other research support funds. Grant Specialists serve as a primary point of contact for faculty and work directly with them throughout the life of an award providing guidance on administrative processes such as hiring personnel, purchasing supplies, projecting costs, interpreting complex policies and regulations, and securing sponsor agency approvals for grant related actions. The work you do to support the management of grants and contracts provides faculty with time needed to focus on the research activities that will continue to advance the institution’s research mission.
THE SKILLS WE NEED
THE QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED
Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of progressive responsibility in a university, research or non-profit organization or related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience AND….
Grant Specialist II: One year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in post award research administration or related field.
Grant Specialist III: Four years related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research administration with a focus on post award activities
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: