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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-87
March 11, 2014 

Position Title
Director, Grant Development

Hiring Unit
The Graduate School

Job Description
The Director, Grant Development is responsible for proposal and contract development and submission to external funding by faculty and staff.  Duties of this position include:

  • Administering proposal development
  • Forming and directing teams for large and multidisciplinary program submissions
  • Developing collaborations between investigators at SIUE and with investigators at other institutions
  • Providing grant writing support,  including editing of drafts and writing of common sections
  • Implementing new research initiatives
  • Assisting faculty and staff with navigating through administrative structures
  • Creating reports as required and requested, including external submissions and awards, internal programs, and annual reports
  • Managing internal grant programs
  • Managing outreach and communication for the Office of Research and Projects, including workshops, the SIUE Researcher, and Research and Creative Activities
  • Coordinating limited submission proposals to external sponsors
  • Reviewing external submissions and awards, focusing on completeness and consistency
  • Staying abreast of federal directions by attending federal funding agency events and communicating with federal agency directors
  • Supervising pre-award staff 

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.  At least three years of experience in grant writing and/or proposal development is required.  A record of successful grant proposals is required.  Experience with large and multidisciplinary program submissions is preferred.  Supervisory and public higher education experience is preferred.  Excellent organizational, writing, editing, and communication skills are needed.  The desire and ability to keep current with advances in the field through workshops, webinars, conferences, networking, and online resources is needed. 

Terms of Appointment
Administrative, non-bargaining, 100%, 12-month continuing. 

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package included.  

Application Process
Submit letter of application, resume, transcript, and references to:

     Search Committee – Director, Grant Development
     The Graduate School
     Campus Box 1046
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1046

     Or submit materials via e-mail to: 

Application Deadline
Preference will be given to applications received by April 8, 2014.  However, the search will continue until the position is filled.


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