University of North Texas - Grants and Contracts Specialist

Mar 22, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Office of Grants & Contracts Administration at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Grants & Contracts Specialist to join its team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, Pre-Award and non financial Post-Award tasks: * Interpret sponsor guidelines and submit proposal applications for external funding to sponsoring agencies with varying legal and financial requirements. * Reviews proposals and budgets for compliance to applicable regulations and policies. * Acts as liaison for University to sponsors, faculty, and staff. * Reviews award terms and conditions for acceptance, ensures research compliance issues are addressed, facilitates sponsor changes to awards based on regulatory or funding changes, sets up new awards, facilitates project close-outs, and assists with audits. * Responsible for remaining current on issues in the field of research administration. * Resolves simple issues independently; refers more complex issues to higher levels. * Attends training and performs other duties as assigned. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration, higher education, or other related field and two years of professional business administration, grant and contract administration, or related work experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:* High level math/accounting skills, strong reading comprehension skills, ability to interpret guidelines and instructions.* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and customer service.