The Grants & Agreements Analyst is a professional staff member in the office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), the centralized administrative unit at Portland State University (PSU) responsible for University-wide administration of external funding received by the University in the form of grants and contracts for research and other scholarly activity. SPA staff provide expertise and professional support to faculty and staff throughout the sponsored projects lifecycle.
The Grants & Agreements Analyst (GAA) utilizes specialized skills to exercise discretion and independent judgment to perform work directly related to the management of University funding utilized in support of the University's academic mission. The GAA is a member of a central office team responsible for negotiating award terms and conditions with sponsors, preparing and submitting certified financial reports and overseeing award compliance and award management for a large volume and diverse set of complex, federal and non-federal sponsored projects.
The GAA serves as an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for PSU with authority to bind the institution to financial and administrative commitments and certify compliance with federal regulations on behalf of the institution in accordance with PSU's Delegated Signature Authority Policy.
We are recruiting to fill two Grants & Agreements Analyst positions.
BA/BS with 3+ years of related experience
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of incumbent:
Ability to organize workload priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, be flexible in responding to stressful situations, cope with unexpected job demands, and deal with frequent interruptions
Demonstrated written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to understand, convey and advise on complex regulations, policies, and procedures
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse set of individuals and ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment across organizational units and at all levels, including faculty, deans, and central administration
Ability to exercise independent judgment and proven skill in problem solving and decision making; demonstrated ability to anticipate consequences of decisions, proactively plan to resolve problems, and identify, recommend and implement viable solutions
Dedication to providing optimum service to internal and external customers
Demonstrated skills with MS Office applications including Excel and Word
Master's with 1+ year of related experience
Experience working in an institution of higher education
Direct experience working on submission of proposals to Federal sponsors
Direct experience interpreting and applying regulations
Direct experience managing grant funding
Knowledge of government funding regulations, grant policies and procedures, Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and sound knowledge of research administration
Experience using the Banner Financial Information System
Internal Number: 33694
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