Position Summary: Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is the central pre-award or sponsored projects office at the University of Georgia. The Office manages a portfolio of approximately 2,500 awards annually, totaling more than $200 million. Work is considered highly professional and technical, involving the review and processing of research and other types of grant proposals, negotiation of awards and contracts, and a variety of post-award non-financial administrative duties (no-cost extensions, amendments, compliances, problem-solving, etc.). The successful candidate will join 9 other research administrators in OSP and maintain a caseload of proposals and awards spanning a group of departments, colleges, centers, or institutes at UGA. Highly professional customer service drives all activities in OSP. The employee will promote proposal application development and provide assistance to faculty, staff, and graduate students. The employee will independently negotiate awards and will possess signatory authority to bind the University to agreement terms and conditions.
Responsibilities: Reviews grant proposals prepared by faculty and approves same for submission to governmental or private agencies on behalf of UGA.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university. Two to three years direct experience in an area related to proposal submission and non-financial post-award management, preferably in an educational institution (at either a central or a departmental level) required; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.