Grants & Contracts Professional III
Provides post-award administrative support to the community for research and other sponsored programs; performs initial review of contract or grant awards; extracts relevant terms, conditions, and requirements of the award and compiles for distribution; prepares notification of award; maintains a database of proposals and awards; prepares reports of activities; provides assistance to Project Directors and administrative staff in post-award matters; works with Legal Affairs in providing post-award assistance; monitors project technical reporting requirements; performs other related duties as required.
The grants manager works with office staff, Principal Investigators (PIs), and campus partners to ensure the effective administration of University grants and contracts, resolving issues that arise related to IRB/IACUC/IBC compliance, proposal questions, payroll, allocable expenses, and sub awards. Grants managers interact heavily with faculty and must be able to think on their feet and adjust course as necessary. Strong communication skills are essential. Specific responsibilities include:
- Grant expenditures: Advise PIs on allowability of expenditures per award terms and conditions, including rebudgeting as necessary. Work with PIs to monitor rate of expenditures.
- Grant administration: Advise PIs on University policies and procedures for grant related travel, human resources, procurement and research compliance. Provide guidance on federal and other sponsor regulations.
- Grant procurement: Supervise one or more Grants Assistants, overseeing project procurement and staff hiring.
- Grant reporting: Monitor PI compliance with project reporting.
- Annual COI disclosure forms: Collect annual COI disclosures from PIs and co-PIs.
- Other duties: Perform other duties as may arise.
Minimum Salary: $18.51
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.
Bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) desirable, experience with federal grants and 2 CFR 200, ability to understand and stay abreast of current federal grant and contract regulations and ddesire to serve as a subject matter expert in one or more areas of research administration.