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Research Development Associate (Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title: Research Development Associate, Office of Graduate Studies and Research

Classification Title:

Classification Salary Range: $4,170 - $7,545 per month

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

Under the general supervision of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the day-to-day oversight of the Research Development Program Leader, the Research Development Associate will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to promote and advance research, scholarship, and creative activities in all disciplines. The incumbent will support faculty and other key campus stakeholders in identifying and disseminating funding opportunities, developing grant proposals, co-facilitating research development events, and coordinating research compliance tasks in support of faculty scholarship.

The deadline-based nature of the position requires the incumbent to occasionally work outside of regular office hours.Requires daily computer use.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and cultivate relationships with faculty, staff, and other key campus stakeholders to stay informed of current research and programmatic activities at CSUDH
  • Stay abreast of current public and private funding trends and utilize grant databases to identify external funding opportunities aligned with stakeholder research interests and qualifications
  • Disseminate funding opportunities through newsletter, email, and other digital communication methods
  • Collect required compliance documents, such as Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), and review for completeness and accuracy

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs, equivalent to three years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, writing, spelling, grammatical, and editing skills; sound judgment; and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills and a service-oriented attitude is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to understand and explain funding agency requirements and federal regulations.
  • Computer competency and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and prior CSU experience
  • Competency with the software platforms Cayuse, InfoReady, and Visual Compliance

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.  Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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