Senior Grants & Contracts Analyst
Requisition Number STA - 201000000609
Job Title Senior Grants & Contracts Analyst
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Senior Grants & Contracts Analyst.
The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/
This position is responsible for interpreting sponsor guidelines and staying abreast of federal and state policy changes regarding proposal submissions for external funding to over 100 different sponsoring agencies (federal, state, corporations, foundations, etc.) with varying legal and financial requirements. Acts as liaison for University and responsible for remaining current on issues in the field of research administration. Requires ability to negotiate highly complex sponsor terms and conditions of awards, and assists with preparing documents for requests of information and audits. Develops and delivers complex campus-wide training. Responsible for review and set-up of proposals and awards. Responsible for application submissions, contract preparation and post award (non-financial) monitoring. Develops and delivers complex campus-wide training. Manages special projects.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Reviews highly complex proposals and budgets for compliance to applicable regulations and policies to minimize University liability and legal and financial risk campus-wide.
- Responsible for review and set-up of proposals and awards.
- Acts as liaison for University to sponsors, faculty, and staff throughout campus on highly complex projects.
- Remains current on issues in field of research administration to serve as campus expert and mitigate risk campus-wide, including high-risk audit areas of research administration.
- Addresses and resolves research compliance issues, sets up highly complex awards, reviews timeliness of submission of sponsor reports for highly complex projects, reviews project close-outs, assists with audits, and prepares documents for requests for information and audits.
- Develops and delivers complex campus-wide training for wide array of research administration topics to ensure compliance with federal/state policy changes.
- Assists with developing and implements tools, policies and procedures for compliance with changes and accurate reporting to sponsoring agencies, including internal controls.
- Assists with developing and/or managing special projects.
- 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.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Higher Education, or other related field and four years of professional business administration, grant and contract administration, or research 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.
- Ability to negotiate highly complex sponsor terms and conditions of awards.
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Driving University Vehicle? No
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.
Substitution of Experience/Education Yes
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.
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- * How many years of experience do you have of professional business administration, grant and contract administration, or research work experience?
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