July 06, 2015

Graduate Assistantship Available

The Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) announces a full-time (20 hrs/week) graduate assistantship available for the 2015-16 Academic Year, with potential for continuing into Summer Semester 2016.

Position Title: School Grantwriting Assistant

Position Reportage: The graduate assistant reports to the Associate Director of Pre-Award Operations, Sponsored Projects Administration.

Position Duties and Responsibilities: As School Grantwriting Assistant, primary responsibilities include working specifically with Burris Laboratory School and Indiana Academy Administration, Faculty and PTO to identify and disseminate funding opportunities; consult with teacher/project director on proposal vision, educational standards addressed and classroom impact; be the primary author of classroom grant proposals for smaller Teacher/ classroom grants. Working under SPA supervision, the GA, will have a presence in the schools, and is expected to attend teacher and PTO meetings; time commitment may include evenings and weekends; other duties as assigned.

A competitive applicant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field 
  • Must be available to work 20 flexible hours per week, which may include evenings 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong technical writing skills 
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and technical troubleshooting capabilities 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a highly organized, detailed manner 
  • Demonstrated time management and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Willingness to complete training for policy regarding working with minors and grant permission for limited criminal history check. 


  • K-12 teaching/classroom experience 
  • Pursuing a degree related to K-12 education or administration. 
  • Successful completion of the course EDST 697 “The Grant Process and Research” 

Schedule: Time requirement is 20 hours per week. May be required to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Application: To apply, please submit, via email, to Ms. Jackie Davis in Sponsored Projects Administration (jsdavis@bsu.edu) the following materials in PDF or Word format:

  • Letter of interest, including a description of skills, experience, aspirations 
  • Résumé, including contact information (email address & telephone number) 
  • A writing sample of approximately 1,000 words 
  • Three references, including names, titles, and telephone/email addresses 

Submission Date: No later than July 22, 2015

Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University operates on an equal opportunity basis in hiring practices.

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