University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking a Contracts and Grants Associate to join Department of Neurology Administration. Under general supervision, the selected candidate provides para-professional support related to contract and grant proposal submission, receipt of awards, development of subcontract agreements, and the coordination of clinical testing and other agreements. Assists staff and faculty in development of grant and contract requests. Utilizes Kuali Research software to enter and route external and internal documents, agreements, contracts and applications to the appropriate university officials for final submission to the sponsoring company, foundation or funding agency. Assists in developing budgets for grant and contracts and monitors for compliance. Ensures proper spending of research funding and works closely with faculty and staff to directly align expenses.
BENEFITS: UMB offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Conducts initial assessment of grant applications to ensure compliance with complex federal government, state, and university laws, statutes, policies, and procedures.
Coordinates process to ensure correct forms are used; forms are fully completed with appropriate signatures; instructions have been followed precisely; and all elements of the proposal are included.
Prepares a variety of agreements such as clinical testing, materials transfer, and confidential disclosure for review and approval by the Contract and Grant Administrator.
Compares new agreements to identify changes from pre-existing agreements and highlights changes for administrator review.
Submits external documents and/or agreements to sponsoring company or funding agency. Provides internal follow up/tracking system for campus projects. Ensures receipt of the institution copy of all submittal and copies of final document/agreement.
Develops tracking system for subcontracts; obtains copy of scope of work and budget; prepares subcontract document; prepares purchase order; drafts cover letter; tracks return of signed agreement; and sends copy of contract to the institution.
Modifies agreements and subcontracts according to changes negotiated by Contract and Grant Administrator.
Composes and signs correspondence in response to general inquiries regarding sponsored programs.
Independently handles procedural and substantive matters not requiring technical knowledge.
Researches proposal opportunities and prepares announcements, newsletters, and other communications.
Assists in developing and presenting information workshops and/or seminars on sponsored programs, processes and activities.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Four years of directly related experience.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Working knowledge of research and sponsored programs administration; and grants and contracts policies, procedures, and guidelines.
General knowledge of and skill in the use of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software to produce documents and maintain information.
Ability to learn Federal, State, and funding agency requirements related to grants and contracts.
Ability to learn and understand legal documents, contracts, applications, and awards.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner.
Skill in using computers and other office equipment; in composing correspondence; in managing filing systems; in gathering and summarizing information; in maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive matters with discretion and tact; and in planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing complicated and continuing grant and contract assignments without instruction.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $38,204 - $45,000
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - N10CGU
Employee Class : Non-Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Neurology
Job Posting: Apr 16, 2019
Unposting Date: Apr 26, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 120141
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.