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Proposal Analyst

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Research Administration/Grants/Proposals

Position Title
Proposal Analyst
The Opportunity

The Proposal Analyst assists faculty in developing research and other sponsored proposals by formulating, compiling, reviewing, and submitting proposal documents on behalf of the Colorado School of Mines (School).  This position is a key member of the Proposal Analyst unit and serves as a resource to faculty to ensure compliant proposal submissions. Each Proposal Analyst is assigned its own academic departments and works directly with those faculty and administrators to ensure proposals reflect all requirements and are submitted by deadline.

The Proposal Analyst understands and applies School policies and procedures and applies federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations.  This position requires critical thinking skills to review and interpret proposal guidelines and sponsor expectations and is responsible for developing compliant proposal budgets, determining that a proposal is ready for submission, signing and submitting proposals on behalf of School by deadline, and providing formal and informal training to faculty members and department administrators. This is a hybrid position, with some days in the office and some days working remotely. 

  • Review research and other sponsored proposals for external funding to assure that the proposals comply with School, state of Colorado, and sponsoring agency regulations.  Determine the completeness of proposals by ensuring all agency and School requirements are met and necessary forms and certifications are prepared. Submit approved proposals, on behalf of the School, by the sponsor mandated deadline.
  • Work with faculty to create institutionally approved proposal budgets by applying knowledge of a variety of cost information such as School and agency policies. Will determine allowable costs, coordinate with other units on campus for any cost waivers, and verify any institutional funds or resources used for cost matching.  If costs are determined unallowable, recommend changes to the faculty. 
  • Coordinate the information dissemination and proposal submission process for the School’s subrecipients, subcontractors, or third party contributors. Accurately incorporate the subrecipient’s proposal into the School’s proposal and budget.
  • Interpret and explain federal, School, or state regulations and policies to faculty and other School personnel in order to help them understand the proposal process and how the regulations apply to individual proposals. This position has direct contact, ongoing contact with sponsoring agencies and other external personnel for the purpose of education and training of federal and state policies and directives, ORA procedures, and School policy.  
  • Individually prioritize proposals in order to meet deadlines set by funding agencies.  If a proposal is in jeopardy of missing a deadline, the Proposal Analyst will notify the Proposal Supervisor.
  • Provide formal and informal training to faculty members and departmental staff regarding school policy and sponsoring agency rules and regulations in relation to the proposal submission process. Effective communication is critical to success of this position.
  • Ensure accurate data is entered into the enterprise system.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Baccalaureate degree in business or related field
  • Professional work experience in proposal preparation & submission
  • Ability to critically analyze information in order to make an independent decision
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Skill in establishing and fostering a cooperative work environment
  • Skill in analyzing and solving problems
  • Evidence of leadership ability
  • Self-motivated and ability to multitask
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in business administration or related field
  • Knowledge of regulations governing sponsored research
About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$63,000 - $64,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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