Office of Sponsored Programs - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008010)
As a Senior Contract Coordinator, the incumbent reviews contracts and internal Pitt paperwork, verifying budgets and agreements for conformance with sponsor and internal requirements. Must be detail-oriented. This position requires appropriate tact and circumspection, efficiency, and the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks, sometimes with competing deadlines. Must have strong working computer knowledge of the various MS applications, Internet and Email. Incumbent must maintain scrupulous attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work with all levels of faculty/staff in various departments and schools within the University and external contracting agencies. Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field or equivalent training; plus 1-3 years experience in grants or contracts management is preferred. A paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program is strongly desired.
BS/BA or a combination of training and experience. A paralegal certificate from ABA program is strongly desired. Knowledge of contractual provisions strongly desired. Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills are a must to convey information and make requests for necessary changes with accuracy and confidence. Knowledge of Windows PC applications required especially "track changes" in Word. 1-3 years of contracts, grant, or research experience is preferred. Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment. Must also exercise analytical skills to evaluate and integrate information on various forms and formats. Extensive communication skills to apply directly with contract sponsors, faculty, and staff required. Mathematical aptitude and organizational skills needed. Accounting or post-award research training is helpful.
Department Details : The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), a central office reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding. The OSP reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, and regulations. The Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Research Operations of the Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the designated University Officer empowered for all sponsored research activities. Mission Statement: The Office of Sponsored Programs is a nexus of excellence for research resources. We are dedicated to partnering with the University of Pittsburgh research community to secure funding; exchange research materials, data, and ideas; and to build collaborations in an effort to foster creativity, scholarship, and innovation.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008010
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.