Specialist, Post Award

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Posting Details

Posting NumberSF00977Job TitleSpecialist, Post AwardPosition Number108958FTE1.00FLSAExemptPosition TypeProfessional StaffUnionPSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level9Pay Grade Range$47,192 - $70,714Status Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartmentResearch OfficeContact(s)

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/ExtensionContact EmailPhysical DemandsCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedYesExtension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 12/18/2021 with possible renewal.
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Job Description Summary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 2, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 13, 2020. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 13, 2020) may not be given full consideration.
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BASIC FUNCTION:

Serve as post-award person on a sponsored projects team responsible for working directly with PIs and staff in a defined subset of departments within the University to facilitate understanding of the sponsor’s administrative terms and conditions of awarded project. Responsible for oversight of projects from federal, state, Foundation, non-profit and corporate entities according to federal, state and University policies, award set-up, approving invoices, and assisting with the completion of financial reports on behalf of the University and final close-out of awards.

Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set up award in sponsored projects tracking system/University’s general ledger.

Analyze and approve requisitions for items to be charged to sponsored project account in order to ensure expenses are allowable, allocable, and reasonable, and that they are in compliance with sponsor’s requirements.

Analyze, approve, and process basic personnel appointments to sponsored project accounts to ensure expenses are allowable, allocable, and reasonable and in compliance with sponsor’s requirements.

Work with agency sponsors, principal investigators, and administrative staff to troubleshoot grant administration-related issues.

Maintain working knowledge of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance, as well as the principles of allowability, allocability and reasonableness.

Monitor cost-sharing and Dean’s Pledge awards.

Prepare various reports for submission to funding agencies, as well as for internal use.

Process close-out of awards, including pre-closing notice, review projects for open items, encumbrances, advances, deficits, surpluses, adjustments, and final billing.

Monitor technical reporting requirements, ensuring that they are met by the PI.

Interpret award instructions from grant and contract documents, including agency requirements for managing the project, restrictions, billing, and reporting.

Work with other Sponsored Projects personnel to resolve problems.

Monitor compliance and adherence to University, federal and state policies and procedures.

Monitor international accounts for expenditure allowability, accountability, and exchange rate calculations.

Maintain current knowledge of various University financial systems and all related interfaces.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Exhibit sensitivity to and consistently meet the support requirements of a research environment and be committed to customer support.

Be committed to effective teamwork.

Be flexible and open to change, show initiative, and be proactive.

Assist the Director of Sponsored Projects and the Associate Director of Sponsored Projects on other matters as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers, printers; word processing, spreadsheet and database management software and federal electronic proposal submission systems.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1.Bachelor’s degree.

2.Minimum of three years of financial experience.

3.Demonstrated working knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance, including principles of allowability, allocability and reasonableness.

4.Demonstrated familiarity with federal, state, university, and sponsor-level requirements for sponsored projects.

5.Demonstrated experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database management software.

6.Demonstrated attention to detail.

7.Demonstrated ability to work with a degree of accuracy.

8.Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

9.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

10.Demonstrated ability to be a team member.

11.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1.Minimum of three years of financial experience in a research administration role in higher education.

2.Demonstrated working knowledge of higher education organization and activities.

3.Demonstrated experience with PeopleSoft, Oracle or other ERP system

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date10/16/2020Closing DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

Quicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.uri.edu/postings/7474Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have a minimum of three years of financial experience?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have demonstrated working knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance, including principles of allowability, allocability and reasonableness?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated familiarity with federal, state, university, and sponsor-level requirements for sponsored projects?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have demonstrated experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database management software?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have demonstrated attention to detail?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with a degree of accuracy?
      • Yes
      • No
    8. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    9. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    10. * Do you have demonstrated ability to be a team member?
      • Yes
      • No
    11. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
      • Yes
      • No
    12. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other

     

     

     

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