Proposal Services Manager

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7127704 (Ref.No. ta230613)
Posted: March 9, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, and one of only 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the United States. This highly competitive accreditation ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care and have access to the most advanced cancer treatment options. It is the Proposal Services Team’s goal to provide the best customer service and support for the SCC’s Cancer Researchers.

At the Stephenson Cancer Center, we have an exciting new job opportunity that could be right for you! The Proposal Services Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Stephenson Cancer Center’s Proposal Services Office. Duties will include day-to-day management of operations, development of new services and functions, grant submissions and program development, and development of strategic plans.


  • Provides direct administrative and fiscal management of the day-to-day operations
  • Manages and supervises assigned staff
  • Oversees grant proposal and progress report submissions, including directly assisting with the submission of SCC institutional grants, such as the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant
  • Manages proposal submission data and related metrics to aid in the development of institutional grant submissions, progress reports, and other ad hoc data requests
  • Develop systems and process to aid in accurate and timely responses to granting agency requirements
  • Responsible for strategic planning to develop new service and functions, as well as planning to ensure efficient operation of existing functions
  • Liaison with OUHSC and OU institutional research administration offices and internal SCC offices on grant submission and proposal development matters
  • Interacts regularly with and provides high quality customer service to faculty members conducting sponsored research
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or closely-related field

Experience: 60 months experience in business management, administration, accounting, finance, operations management or closely related area. 24 months of the required experience must be directly related to coordinating, managing sponsored grants or contracts

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months experience in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree for a total of 108 months experience


  • Advanced working knowledge of databases and electronic tools related to funding opportunity dissemination (e.g. Community of Science)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Knowledge of pre-award grant submission process and federal application requirements
  • Advanced organization skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform multitasks and handle stressful situations

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Sit for prolonged periods. Use of a computer. Manual dexterity. Communicate effectively and listen.
  • Environmental: Office Work Environment. Stressful environment when meeting deadlines.

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