Faculty Jobs
Faculty Jobs
Where Professor and Instructor Hiring Begins
Faculty Jobs
Job Seekers
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
Pre-Award Research Advancement Manager
Arizona State University in ,
Date Posted 10/05/2020
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Research Advancement Manager

Job Description

The College of Health Solutions is seeking a positive and enthusiastic Research Advancement Manager. The manager will be responsible for supervising departmental research advancement staff and providing training, both internally and externally. Under administrative direction of the Assistant Director for Research Advancement, this individual will perform work of considerable difficulty in working with department faculty to develop and submit funding proposals to various federal and state agencies, foundations, and industrial firms. The manager will assist in identifying funding opportunities that support departmental research goals; participate with the Office of Research and Sponsored Project Administration (ORSPA) to negotiate grants and contracts; and when appropriate resolve complex problems with PIs, internal offices, and sponsors. The manager will be responsible for defining tasks, responsibilities and outcomes; assisting in resource planning to meet the needs of project and/or department goals
and schedules; and documenting activities and tracking progress. The manager may provide recommendations to upper-level management and will prepare complex analysis of trends and metrics to assist in unit decisions. The manager will interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant technical matters.The primary role of the Research Advancement (RA) staff is to support research funding in the College of Health Solutions by means of assisting in proposal preparation by faculty, identifying proposal opportunities, etc., as outlined in more detail below. Research Advancement staff also serve as liaisons across campus between colleges, schools, departments and research investigators in their interactions with ORSPA. This position will involve both technical and management tasks.

Job Family

Research Operations

Department Name

CHS Research Success Hub



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$49,400 - $80,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Supervising Pre-Award staff
  • Training faculty and staff on Pre-Award processes
  • Performing funding searches to help identify opportunities
  • Reviewing funding announcements and providing guidance on eligibility and sponsor requirements
  • Contacting sponsors for clarification of application guidelines
  • Providing assistance in drafting budgets and budget justifications in conjunction with the PI
  • Assisting collaborators (e.g., subcontractors) with questions related to completing required documentation (e.g., budgets, scope of work, and other ASU required documentation)
  • Preparing sponsor budget forms or creating acceptable budget formats
  • Assisting and completing other sponsor required forms and review for compliance (e.g., current and pending support, biosketches)
  • Completing administrative information according to sponsor guidelines
  • Completing and routing all internal forms using information provided by PI/Unit
  • Verifying cost sharing required by sponsor
  • Uploading files for sponsors requiring electronic submission
  • Reviewing proposals against guidelines before sending to the Office of Research and Sponsored Project Administration
  • Submitting applications to the Office of Research and Sponsored Project Administration for review, signature, and transmittal to sponsor
  • Assisting with post-submission action items requested by the sponsor such as revised budgets, scope of work, additional certifications, current and pending support or other support documents, etc.
  • Assisting with compiling a bi-weekly research advancement newsletter to department faculty, postdoctoral researchers, etc.
  • Assisting with compiling applications for a departmental quarterly pilot funding program, notifying applicants of the outcome of their application, etc.
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Seven years experience in any combination of the following areas: procurement (federal, state, or industrial), proposal submissions, contract negotiation, grant and contract administration and financial administration; which includes two years of supervisory experience,OR Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective communication in person, writing, and by phone
  • Experience in establishing, nurturing, and maintaining effective professional working and collegial relationships; team-oriented
  • Experience in recognizing, prioritizing and escalating urgent/conflicting requests
  • Experience in being a problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
  • Experience in using critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in applying independent judgment and making decisions affecting function or procedures for which they are accountable
  • Experience in preparing detailed documents, proposals, reports, and/or related materials
  • Experience in utilizing knowledge of research administration to identify solutions to issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations as they apply to research administration (Uniform Guidance)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of grants and contracts procedures and administration of awards 

Working Environment

  • Use basic math
  • Deliver presentations
  • Supervise staff
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions
  • Use office equipment, i.e. printers, copiers, fax machines, telephones, calculator
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Use of software and computer equipment (monitor, keyboard, mouse) for extended periods of time
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze and report data/results of tests conducted
  • Lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Work both independently or within a complex structured team.
  • May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to unit personnel.
  • Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques & evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Receive managerial review of results and objectives.

Department Statement

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances into practical interventions to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. CHS research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. CHS takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. The college is highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented with an innovative organizational structure that includes translational teams, affinity networks, and academic programs to improve the health of people and communities.
The current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive and continuing education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU's Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale campus.
For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/relocation-services .

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

*Please mention Faculty Jobs to employers when applying for this job*
Resources   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use
| | | | |