Penn State Behrend Research Grant Development Administrator

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Behrend
Research and Graduate Studies
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, seeks a research development professional to lead the expansion and execution of programs that support faculty seeking external funds for research and other creative scholarly activity. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, this position will work together with grants and contracts staff, faculty members in various disciplines throughout the college, and the Penn State Office of Sponsored Programs on pre-award activities including but not limited to: research development and faculty educational program/event coordination, proposal review and organization, budget preparation, and document preparation as required by federal, state, local and industry sponsors. Primary Responsibilities include: develop materials and systems for informing faculty of new funding opportunities; work with faculty to identify appropriate funding strategies; monitor funding trends; develop and offer faculty education programs on all aspects of proposal and grant submission; curate research development website content; administer internal college research grant programs; prepare and organize proposals for sponsored programs; prepare initial and revised budgets; review budget justifications; provide input to faculty members on appropriateness of budgeted items; may draft non-disclosure agreements and sub-awards; may assist with the negotiation of grants and contracts; monitor agreements for compliance with contractual requirements; and advise faculty in interpreting and adhering to sponsor and University guidelines. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher. A degree in English, Communications or other relevant writing-focused field or in a technical field with writing and communications as a significant component is preferred. A minimum of 4 years’ experience in grants administration and support at a college or university with $5+ Million in annual sponsored awards, including demonstrated experience supporting the submission of proposals to the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, this must include a minimum of 2 years’ experience developing and executing programs to support faculty grant finding and educational programs for faculty in all areas of the grant submission process. Demonstrated working knowledge of current federal grants and contracts compliance requirements. Experience with electronic proposal submission and review systems preferred. Successful candidate must have excellent written communication and oral presentation skills along with strong attention to detail and ability to respond to tight timelines. This position offers the opportunity for partial remote work but will require presence on campus as needed. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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