The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, education, training, and advocacy. The Department currently has 153 faculty with active awards, ~90 research postdocs, ~110 clinical/research fellows, ~525 active external awards, ~$60M of externally funded research, and ~$51M of internally/gift funded research.
?he Stanford Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Grant Writer / Research Development Strategist (Academic Program Professional 2) to work under the general direction of the Department's Director of Research Development, faculty, and/or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals to grow the Department's research enterprise. This includes strategy development for a cohesive research development program; designing and implementing research building activities; and managing evaluations and program improvements to support research within the Department. Serve as expert advisor to faculty and staff and have a role in program/entity strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to faculty, postdocs, clinical fellows writing grants
Manage the entire proposal process, including developing strategic plans, drafting specific sections, editing and evaluating drafts, and coordinating proposal submission
Prepare and edit text, figures and tables to increase impact and clarity
Write and edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications and other program activities
Proactively identifying a diverse portfolio of funding sources and overseeing the entire proposal process
Identify, recommend, and implement research capacity-building activities, especially for junior faculty and postdocs/clinical fellows, that may include grant review processes, seed grant programs, grantsmanship curricula, workshops, seminars, multi-week bootcamps, relevant executive-level research committee(s), developing new resources, etc.
Develop and manage, with leadership from the Department's Director of Research Development and others, the strategic short and long range plans for the Department's research development enterprise; strategic financial planning and sustainability; outreach strategies related to program communications and partnerships
Develop and manage programs to improve engagement of current faculty in mentoring junior faculty, especially in research and writing grants
Recommend, design, and manage new policies to streamline research development and research administration processes within the Department and more broadly at Stanford
Source, collect, analyze data to track proposal success rates such as tracking proposals submitted and funded annually to external funding agencies
Analyze data, create reports, review trends, and make program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and funding.
Coach and mentor staff assisting with proposal development process.
Supervise Grant Specialist(s) and/or Research Administration support staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Advanced degree in related field (e.g. PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
Demonstrated expertise in writing grants
Highly organized, analytical, proactive, and deadline-oriented
Communicates effectively (oral and written)
Ability to establish and maintain effective working-relationships with a variety of persons, especially faculty
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel. Additional Information
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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