Job Details

California State University, Fresno
  • Position Number: 1273863
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Grants & Research Administrator (Administrator II)
California State University, Fresno


The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.
Administrator II Salary Range: $3,726 to $12,767 per month


This position manages the development and internal approval of research and special project proposals and contracts for submission to federal, state and private funding sources. Individuals in this position provide expert advice on agency, institutional and governmental proposal compliance to university faculty and staff Principal Investigators as assigned.
Position Summary

Duties include managing the planning and development of grant or contract-supported projects and programs; providing guidance in the review and interpretation of opportunity announcement documents; searching for appropriate funding sources; collaborating in the development of budgets and budget narratives sufficient to support project or program activities and consistent with applicable requirements; working cooperatively with supervisors, Fresno State Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) personnel, various university staff and faculty, and funding agencies; preparing and submitting timely routing documentation for internal proposal submission approvals; submitting proposals; drafting, writing and/or editing proposal documents; conducting workshops for faculty; travelling as needed to participate in professional development and to represent ORSP, and related duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, Ability and Knowledge:
Graduate degree from a regionally-accredited university or college OR bachelor's degree combined with 3 years of successful experience working actively in a pre-award setting.
Two years of professional experience at a CSU campus or comparable university with engineering and/or agricultural colleges or departments.
Experience working as a team member to develop successful grant and contract proposals (federal, state, private).
Evidence of leadership skills.
Evidence of well-developed technical writing and editing skills (Writing samples required of finalists).
Well-developed speaking and communication skills.
Ability to facilitate the development of grant proposals in assigned areas.
General familiarity with federal, state and other funding sources for research and special projects in assigned areas.
Strong initiative, exemplary work habits, and ability to work well in a team setting.
Ability to interact cooperatively with diverse groups and individuals to encourage proposal development.
Well-developed computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, pdf document management systems, use of mobile devices.
Ability and willingness to travel overnight as needed to conduct university business.
Valid Driver's License.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Graduate degree in an engineering or agricultural field OR bachelor's degree with a CRA (Certified Research Administrator) Certification.
Five or more years of professional experience at a CSU University campus, or comparable public university, with an engineering and/or agricultural college or departments.
Project experience on federal, state, or private grants/contracts in engineering or agricultural areas.
Knowledge of agricultural, environmental, economic, and related issues related to California's Central Valley.
Significant work experience on projects supported by federal, state, or private grants or contracts.
First hand, professional experience and understanding of project compliance issues in state, federal, and private projects.
Experience with industry, state, and local contracts.
Availability to assume responsibilities on or before October 1, 2018.
Filing Deadline

Applications received by September 9, 2018 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.
Application Procedures

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.
How To Apply

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:
Other Requirements

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.
Other Applicant Information

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.
Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

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