Grant Writer and Editor

Tyler, Texas (US)
40 K or salary commensurate with qualifications
February 12 2018
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Position title: Grant writer and editor

Employment status: Full-time, non-tenure track

Position type: Staff

Duties and responsibilities: The Office of Research and Scholarship, The University of Texas at Tyler, is seeking a full-time grant writer and editor. The grant writer will work with faculty and staff from various colleges to facilitate the submission of grant proposals to federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources, participate in ORS-led efforts to enhance research and scholarship, and assist principal investigators with writing, editing, formatting, and proofreading of the narrative sections of the proposal to ensure quality submissions in compliance with sponsor guidelines. In addition, the grant writer will also use the grant information web site, Pivot (, to assist faculty and staff in identifying appropriate funding sources. Specifically, the incumbent must:

1. Collaborate closely with members of ORS to identify grant opportunities and assist faculty. Facilitate meetings of interdisciplinary research teams seeking to submit major grant applications.

2. Assist investigators with writing of application narratives, including creation of boiler-plate materials as well as writing non-technical narrative sections tailored specifically to an application. For multi-investigator proposals, edit narratives to ensure consistent style/voice throughout the proposal.

3. Review draft proposals as needed to ensure quality and compliance with sponsor guidelines (editing, formatting, and proofreading, as appropriate).

4. Serve as lead writer for project reports and other related communication materials as assigned. Coordinate ORS communication efforts on research priorities.

5. Develop resource materials for campus investigators (tips on grant writing, standard descriptive materials, etc.) and build on-line collection of updated resources.

6. Provide or organize training to investigators with varying levels of experience on effective grant writing for both internal and external funding sources.

7. Collaborate closely with other university offices to support campus efforts to grow research.

8. Participate in university-wide training in grant administration matters and University Policies and Procedures.

9. Organize and archive grant-related documents.

10. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested


Required: A graduate degree in a relevant field with three years of experience in technical writing, editing, and grant proposal preparation. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with diverse constituencies. Strong computer literacy with established skills in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe products, web page design and building, and web-based applications. Demonstrated attention to detail, professional attitude, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be cognizant of deadlines and capable of working on multiple assignments during the same time period with appropriate prioritization.

How to apply: Please include a cover letter, a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vita, a statement of career goals, and two writing samples as appropriate to by March 30, 2018 for full consideration. Three letters of reference must be sent directly to the same email address.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Location: Tyler is located 90 miles east of Dallas in the scenic Piney Woods area of East Texas. Tyler is the cultural center of East Texas, a region with over one million people, and boasts many amenities such as museums, a planetarium, a ballet, a symphony orchestra, and a renowned performing arts center. One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance, and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

The University of Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to legally work in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215 which authorizes employer to obtain criminal history record information. The position is contingent upon availability of funding.