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Pre-Award Position at Western Kentucky University Office of Sponsored Programs 08 Apr 2004 14:43 EST

Hope some of you will be interested in this position.  To answer the
most frequently asked question: No, Tricia is NOT leaving.  This is an
additional position for our office.  We must be living right!

Office of Sponsored Programs Proposal Development Coordinator

Western Kentucky University's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is
seeking applicants for the position of Proposal Development
Coordinator.  The position is responsible for directing funding
opportunities and the submission of over 330 proposals annually.

WKU is a comprehensive, state-assisted university with over 15,000
undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students in the Potter College of
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Gordon Ford College of Business;
the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; the Ogden College of
Science and Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services; the
Graduate College; and the Community College.  Significant grant
activities occur in numerous academic and student support units,
including Head Start, TRIO programs, Training and Technical Development,
Applied Research Centers, the Library, and others.  The OSP is a primary
support engine of the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation
(WKURF), a university connected non-profit organization.  The OSP
manages over $30,000,000 in awards and $70,000,000 in proposals
annually, and has experienced substantial growth the past several
years.  Bowling Green is located in South Central Kentucky, 75 miles
north of Nashville, 120 miles south of Louisville, and 150 miles
southwest of Lexington on Interstate 65, a primary north-south artery.
Bowling Green and Warren County is a community of 100,000 that is
experiencing significant commercial development.

For more information please view the OSP web site at:


·    Develop and review completed proposals and budgets, provide
electronic support, funding sources, agency contacts, and guidelines.
·    Track faculty research profiles and send funding opportunities in
appropriate areas of interest.
·    Assist with maintaining the positive research culture on campus.
·    Present with staff in the grant workshop series for faculty, staff,
and students.
·    Acquaint grant developers with sponsors' and University policies
and procedures.
·    Develop new funding sources and interact with the OSP Assistant
Director to inform the grant community.
·    Coordinate with OSP staff members on budgets and pre- and
post-award matters affecting proposal development.
·    Administer internal grant programs such as the Proposal Development
Travel Fund, Faculty Scholarship Awards, and Proposal Incentive Fund.
·    Help compile and edit the OSP Newsletter.
·    Attend professional meetings and disseminate results.


·    Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, and a minimum of
2-5 years of sponsored programs administration experience.
·    Familiarity with federal and private funding sources and compliance
·    Electronic research administration: On-line funding opportunities
databases, NSF FastLane, Internet resources, and word processing software.
·    Strong interpersonal, supervisory, presentation, writing and
editing abilities.
·    Self-starter who can work on several projects simultaneously in a
deadline-oriented environment; sense of humor valuable asset.
·    Ability to work with the team including college, school, research
centers, and unit grants administrators, and contribute to team building.
·    Ability to coordinate interdisciplinary teams and work with
external partners Grant writing or experience as a project director is
preferred.  Working knowledge of budgets required.
·    Knowledge of post-award functions in sponsored programs administration.


·    To discuss this position further, please contact Tricia Callahan at
(270) 745-5853, or by Email:
·    Interested applicants should send a letter of application and
résumé addressing the responsibilities and qualifications, and three
letters of reference by May 31, 2004, or until the position is filled to:

Sponsored Programs Proposal Development Coordinator Search
Department of Human Resources
Phone: (270) 745-2071, Fax: (270) 745-5342
Wetherby Administration Building, Room 42
Western Kentucky University
1 Big Red Way
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
WKU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Pamela Napier, Assistant Director
 Office of Sponsored Programs
 Western Kentucky University
 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY  42101-3576
 Phone:  270.745.5328
 Fax:  270.745.4211

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