This position provides guidance and professional support to Principal Investigators and their departmental support staff in the on-going administration of grants and contracts in the following ways:
(30%) - Central financial management of subaward process
(20%) - Reviewing award documents and modifications; negotiating agreement terms; establishing and modifying awards in enterprise financial system; and preparing notice of grant award to communicate within the University about new or modified awards.
(20%) - Assisting principal investigators (PIs), department and college administrators, and accountants in the ongoing administration of grants and contracts; serving as a resource for information related to the management of grants and contracts; interpreting specific award terms and conditions for the PI, department, and accounting staff.
(15%) - Serving as a resource for the development and processing of proposals through the University's Electronic Management System (EGMS); reviewing proposals for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to agency guidelines and University policy and procedures; working with sponsoring agencies' paper or electronic processes to ensure timely submission; identifying special problems and collecting information for discussion with senior staff.
(10%) - Serving as liaison to sponsoring agencies and University personnel on all questions regarding administrative and budget aspects of proposal and awards.
(5%) - Working with Principal Grant Administrator or Associate Director on special projects
Required Qualifications (Must be documented on application materials):
Bachelor's degree and two years experience in a business or administrative setting, or a combination of education and relevant work experience to equal six years
Experience with computers (MS Office)
Demonstrated skill in problem solving
Demonstrated knowledge of sponsors' fiscal/administrative terms and conditions
Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting under tight deadlines
Proven able to prioritize workload
Demonstrated ability to interact with people of all responsibility levels within the U of M and funding agencies
Experience in an academic setting
Administrative/business experience in a U of M department
Experience using the U of M's computerized accounting system, EFS and in using electronic tools
Proven ability to train others on use of electronic systems
Two years experience with sponsored accounts including a minimum of one-year experience in sponsored projects administration
Potential for career advancement
Demonstrated strong service orientation
Internal Number: 329225
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