Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Research Administration, the Associate Grant and Contract Specialist is responsible for providing support for the management of pre-award activities for assigned schools and colleges. The incumbent serves in an essential support role in activities involving the Division of Research Administration within the Office of the Vice President for Research, research faculty and research administrators in the assigned schools and colleges. Assists in provision of research administration services, including pre-award activities, the processing of research grants, contracts and agreements, research compliance activities, training of faculty and staff in all aspects of grantsmanship. Assists in providing direct proposal development assistance to faculty and other research investigators. Works with school and college research and administrative staff regarding review of contract bid requirements, maintenance and updating of government regulations, University policies, financial statements, contract and grant follow-up procedures, with outside funding sources. Participates in development/enhancement of procedures to provide quality of service. Helps facilitate acquisition and management of extramural support from government, non-profit, and industrial/corporate sources for faculty and other researchers. Assists in the implementation of the electronic research administration system (eRA) for managing all phases of contracts and grants. Assists in the establishment of priorities and ensuring all projects are completed in a timely fashion. Performs other duties as required.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least three years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Demonstrated organizational skills, along with the ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner under numerous, often conflicting, priorities and deadlines. * Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team. * Strong problem solving skills. * Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of researchers, administrators, other staff, and students.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Associated topics: fund, funding, grant, grant administration, grant administrator, grant management, proposal
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