SDSU Research Foundation

  • Development Specialist

    Req No.
    Full-Time Central Staff
    DSI = $4166.67, DSII = $5899.90 DOE
    Dept/Proj Name
    SDSURF - SR Development (SRD)
  • Overview

    The Sponsored Research Development (SRD) department of the SDSU Research Foundation is responsible for providing SDSU faculty and administrators with pre-award services related to grant and contract proposal submissions. 


    This position is open until filled with first review of applications on Thursday, July 12, 2018


    The Development Specialist is responsible for assisting faculty with pre-award services, particularly with the development and submission of proposals for sponsored projects, to include interpreting guidelines for funding opportunities and applying these in proposal development and submission; developing and revising budgets for proposals using a variety of regulations, terms and conditions; assisting with obtaining campus approvals for submissions; advising and providing guidance to faculty on proposal development/submission; maintaining proposal information once submitted to agencies and taking action as necessary. Responsibilities will focus on technical and analytical aspects of the position, including fiscal and regulatory compliance issues and electronic proposal submission.


    The Development Specialist is responsible for but not limited to:

    • Assisting Faculty with Processing and Submission of Research and Educational Proposals
    • Proposal Processing Activities
    • Award Proposal Processing
    • Preparing Reports and Publications
    • Outreach & Promotional Activities
    • Professional Development


    Development Specialist I

    • Bachelor's degree OR 4-years of progressively responsible experience in pre-award, research administration, or related field.

    Development Specialist II

    • Bachelor's degree OR 4-years of progressively responsible experience in pre-award, research administration, or related field plus one-year of experience in the field of research administration.


    • Previous experience with: electronic proposal submission systems; electronic document retrieval systems; computer software programs such as Adobe Acrobat, InfoEd, Banner, and Nolijweb.
    • Previous experience working in research administration in pre-or-post-award capacity
    • Previous experience with post-award processes
    • Experience working with federal, state, corporate, and private funding agencies.

    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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