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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2315943
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts


498829 - Engineering and Computer Science Research Grant Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt II)


Classificaiton: Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt II
Department: AVP Research and Sponsored Projects
Sub-Division: AVP Research and Sponsored Projects
Salary Range: $4,693 - $8,489 per month (Anticipated hiring range is $5,000 - $5,833 per month)
Appointment Type: Temporary
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM; this is a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2022 with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds and/or program needs exist

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 College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) is committed to educating engineers and computer scientists who will graduate with state-of-the art knowledge in their chosen field and are ready to embark on careers in industry and government, or proceed to acquire advanced degrees in their own or related fields. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) Research Grant Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt II). 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.

Under general supervision, the Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) Research Grant Specialist works collaboratively and in close coordination with the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, College Dean and Associate Dean, department chairs, college development team, faculty and staff, and campus administrators to stimulate proposal-writing by facilitating the grantsmanship needs and skills of faculty. Assists with funding opportunity searches to identify appropriate funding resources. Identifies and matches funding opportunities to faculty interests, disseminates opportunities broadly to faculty, and assists faculty in the analysis of funding announcements to determine appropriateness of the opportunity. Provides expert knowledge with the proposal development process within the designated college. Provides support for faculty through consultations on proposals, hands-on proposal development, and proposal review. Provides budget development support. Reviews grant proposal narratives. Collects and prepares support documents such as letter of support, bio sketches, and other related materials required during the pre-award process. Participates in staff meetings. Works in a collegial and supportive manner with the Office of Grants and Contracts, the Office of Research Compliance, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the University Advancement Office, as well as the Director of Development for the designated college. Coordinates all pre-proposal efforts through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects to ensure continuity. 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 four years of related experience. Working knowledge of and the ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to the program and/or administrative specialty to develop conclusions and make recommendations. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/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 the research, development, and evaluation of policies and programs. Ability to collect, evaluate, and interpret data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to anticipate problems, address them proactively, and develop appropriate recommendations leading to solutions. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus. Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

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 doctoral degree from an accredited four-year college or university or the equivalent work experience in a university or research institution. Demonstrated ability to use the CAYUSE application. Previous work experience in an educational research field. Knowledge of policies and practices employed by institutions of higher education in preparing and managing research grants activities. Strong background or experience in Engineering or Computer Science research areas. Experience in federal and private project and grants management. Strong grant writing skills with the ability to review, critique and edit grant proposal as well as provide constructive feedback on proposal to faculty researchers. Knowledgeable of COS Pivot 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. Possession of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credential.


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: Jul 29, 2021 (9:00 PM)

Apply online at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/498829/498829-engineering-and-computer-science-research-grant-specialist-administrative-analystspecialistexempt-ii





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