Contract & Grant/Sponsored Pgms Admin I

East Lansing MI
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

In order to assist faculty in obtaining grants to support externally funded projects the basic Sponsor Programs Administrator I job functions include but are not limited to the following: reviewing funding opportunity announcement and grant award documents to ensure language is acceptable; assisting with clarification and interpretation of Agency and University policies; reviewing research budgets to confirm calculation correctness and to verify compliance with University policies; reviewing and preparing related documents for signature by an MSU authorized representative; consulting with departmental personnel to determine how cost-sharing commitments will be met; submitting electronic applications in compliance with sponsoring agency guidelines; resolving problems related to pending or submitted proposals, agreements, and other related documents

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration with course work in Accounting and Business Law; up to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in Accounting; experience with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and calendaring software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position required the ability to handle export controlled materials or data. 

Desired Qualifications

One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in accounting; demonstrated good to excellent writing and interpersonal skills; superior organizational skills; good to excellent customer service experience; practical experience with proposal submissions and compliance requirements of federal government, non-profits, university, and other external funding agencies; experience in research administration, preferably in a scientific setting; ability to work independently and successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a pleasant and professional manner; good working knowledge of desktop PC applications (MS Office; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or equivalent type software);

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(Bidding Eligibility ends June 27, 2017 at 11:55 PM)

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