Proposal and Award Generalist 4 (Director of Proposal Development and Award Administration)

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
Outreach and Research
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Harrisburg (The Capital College) is seeking a Director of Proposal Development and Award Administration to provide supervision and leadership for all efforts within the Office of Research and Outreach necessary to ensure development and on-time submission of complete, solicitation-compliant research proposals by Penn State Harrisburg faculty members, and to support administration of research awards including contract negotiation, financial monitoring and reporting, and institutional compliance with contract terms and conditions. Responsibilities include: Manage development and submission of research proposals including budgets, budget justifications, and other proposal components. Ensure compliance with cost-share, export control, publication restrictions, and other requirements. Lead negotiations with project sponsors and partner institutions on behalf of Penn State Harrisburg to execute agreements necessary to perform sponsored research. Support financial and administrative management of research awards. Coordinate with the Penn State Office of Sponsored Programs, the Intellectual Property Office, and Risk Management, and with external sponsors and partner organizations in proposal development and award management. Maintain faculty expertise data base and alert faculty members to relevant sponsor priorities and funding opportunities. Organize faculty seminars and workshops on sponsored research funding opportunities. Work directly with individual faculty members and teams to design approaches to potential sponsors, promote research capabilities, and design budgets including approaches for meeting sponsor cost-share requirements. This position is responsible for delivery of full-service support for all research proposal development and submission and award management activities at Penn State Harrisburg, and for supporting expansion of research and creative activity at the College in the years ahead. This position is the focal point of an extensive team including an immediate staff of three, plus a network of more than 240 research-active faculty members and 20 technical and administrative staff housed within the five academic schools and various research centers and institutes and administrative offices at the College. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional experience in higher education sponsored research administration, and relevant professional certifications preferred.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088