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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Proposal Devt Specialist
Position Classification Code: J4074
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Provides proposal development support to enhance the ability of NMSU to conduct research and retain high-quality researchers and students. Supports large-scale, multi-million-dollar research proposal efforts that require coordination across colleges within NMSU and with other institutions.
Standard Duties:
Identifies strategic funding opportunities. Supports faculty and research staff in the planning and development of proposals, including large interdisciplinary proposals, in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs): analyzing RFPs; providing proposal planning and coordination, including developing strategies and themes; ensuring that the proposal sections comply with RFP instructions; technical writing, editing, and proofreading; developing visuals; and reviewing proposals to provide guidance to faculty. Edits proposals and documents/publications. Reviews proposals to ensure compliance with RFP requirements and instructions. Develops boilerplate materials, brochures, and presentations. Organizes and participates in conferences, workshops, and meetings related to research endeavors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of proposal development process, including techniques for planning, organizing, and strategizing. Knowledge of federal funding sources and mechanisms. Knowledge of federal application requirements, policies, and procedures.
Strong skills in proposal development, writing, and editing for federal agencies. Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills, including presentation skills. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with minimum supervision on major proposals and projects alongside faculty and administrators. Ability to work with faculty and research staff with diverse research interests. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to priortize tasks and meet tight deadlines. Ability to make procedural decisions and judgments.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-