Grants & Contracts Specialist
DescriptionThe Grants and Contracts Specialist, in the Office of Research’s Pre-Award Research Administration Division, is responsible for the management of pre-award activities for assigned schools and colleges. The Grants and Contracts Specialist will be processing and monitoring of research grants, contracts and agreements such as continuation applications, no cost extensions and modifications; performing research compliance activities; training of faculty and staff in all aspects of grantsmanship; acting as a liaison between faculty, staff, and outside funders on all grant and contract related matters; assisting faculty and staff with university pre- and post-award requirements and processes; providing assistance in locating funding opportunities from government, non-profit, and industrial/corporate sources; reviewing and interpreting external sponsor guidelines; assisting in proposal preparation; validating completeness of proposals prior to submission; and monitoring budgets for compliance with school, university and sponsor regulations; accepting and reviewing award terms and conditions.
In addition, the Grants and Contracts Specialist will be educating faculty Principal Investigators and research personnel on systems such as NSF Fastlane, NIH Commons and eRA, and on University and Sponsor regulations and guidelines, and updated policy and procedures; preparing internal pre-award related reports, and responding to inquiries from executive level University administration concerning specific grant and contract information. Performs other duties as required.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree, and at least four years of related research administration experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated knowledge of grant proposal applications for varied funding agencies.
*Demonstrated ability to use federal electronic proposal routing systems.
*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with spreadsheet and database software programs.
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population.
*Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to work within tight and often conflicting task deadlines.
*Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented.
*Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
*Grants management experience within a higher education or healthcare setting.
This position requires a background check
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB)
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular