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Proposal Development Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Proposal Development Assistant
Requisition Number DU03523
Department Name 40145:Proposal Development
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $11.00/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Must be enrolled as a graduate student in a UK program as of Fall 2017

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

sitting for long periods of time; repetitive motion related to computer work


20 hours per week; schedule to be determined. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8a-5p

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky Proposal Development Office is seeking a graduate student to assist in delivering proposal and research development services to UK researchers. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing PDO professional staff support in their roles assisting faculty, staff, administrators, and students in seeking and securing external funding for their projects. Working in the Proposal Development Office will provide the graduate student an opportunity to learn about federal and private funding programs and ways in which University of Kentucky faculty and staff support their research and scholarly activities through external grants, contracts, and fellowships.

Specific areas of responsibility and related activities include:

-Information Acquisition and Dissemination
Monitor federal and private funding announcements; maintain data files and databases; and distribute fudning alerts and notices through electronic distribution lists.

-Proposal Development Support
Conduct funding searches in collaboration with PDO professional associates based on specific faculty areas of interest and expertise.
Assist PDO staff in proposal development activities

-Workshops and Presentations
Assist in the preparation and presentation of PDO workshops for UK faculty, staff, and students

-Program and Services Evaluation
Assist PDO in tabulating, interpreting, and summarizing the results of workshop evaluations and unit reports

-Overview of Grants and Contracts Administration
Attend weekly PDO staff meetings and other meetings on campus, as assigned.

-Other Activities
Maintain online database of institutional facility descriptions. Conduct other special projects as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicant should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Power Point) and internet search or database tools. Applicant should be self-directed and able to complete tasks independently. Successful applicant will have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team setting.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience


Deadline to Apply 10/31/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents