Provides research administration support and basic problem solving to faculty, staff and students in connection with basic externally supported sponsored projects.
Review and interpret proposal guidelines to ensure that all proposals are submitted in compliance with sponsor (federal, state, local, foundation and corporate) regulations and institutional policies.
Department: Research Administration
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required. One to two years of experience in grants and contract administration and negotiating in a variety of areas (government, industry, foundation, etc.) preferred.
Knowledge & Skills:
Ability to work in fast paced environment with strict deadlines and a high stress environment
Knowledge and experience of preaward and postaward research administration in academic setting with the ability to interpret and understand federal and non-federal regulations and operations of sponsored research.
Strong customer service focus, excellent verbal and written skills, strong organizational skills, solid working knowledge of MS Office, and the ability to work in a team setting. Demonstrated skills in problem solving with the ability to execute multiple tasks, respond to multiple demands, and consider multiple alternatives. Prefer familiarity with Cayuse Research Suite or other web-based proposal and award systems. Ability to work independently, manage time and multiple tasks, set priorities and manage strict deadlines.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.