Proposal and Award Generalist 4

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA)
Full/Part Time:


The College of Engineering, Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA) seeks an innovative, highly skilled professional for the Proposal and Award Generalist 4 position to work in a large volume, fast paced, complex, detailed and multifaceted environment. Serves as the Senior Pre-Award Coordinator and leads a sub team within the pre-award team. This job will report to the Assistant Director in Pre-Award. The selected individual’s job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Managing and supervising team, provide training and mentoring to junior pre-award coordinators, continuously receive, review and assign incoming requests, coordinate workloads. Provide exceptional customer service. Continuously receive, review, and assign incoming requests, coordinate workloads. Provide exceptional customer service. Review, analyze, and submit proposals, contracts, and grants to various federal, state, local agencies and private corporations and foundations. Advise faculty and staff in interpreting and adhering to sponsor and University guidelines and regulations. Serve as liaison with sponsors and other University offices on behalf of faculty and staff. Provide assistance and back up in all aspects of post-award administration: compliance, reports, invoices, create new accounts, revised budgets, account transfers, no-cost extension requests, monitor deadlines, resolve problems. Gather and analyze data on research activities. Qualify for and obtain delegated signatory authority. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with electronic proposal submission sites, IBIS, Excel, Word, SIMS Budgets preferred. Experience in financial aspects of research administration preferred. Supervision experience preferred. Graduate of Penn State ACES preferred. This position requires flexibility and self-management skills, including the ability to prioritize among a large number of tasks. Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required. Capability to work both independently and as a team member, ability to multi-task and respond professionally in challenging situations is essential.

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