Specialist II, Grants & Contracts

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Posting Details

Posting NumberSF00976Job TitleSpecialist II, Grants & ContractsPosition Number108199FTE1.00FLSAExemptPosition 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:

Prepare and review grant/contract proposals and award documents; negotiate agreements with governmental and private sponsors on behalf of the University in accordance with relevant federal, state, University, and sponsor guidelines; draft or compile subcontracts and contracts as needed; develop budgets and other administrative details of proposals; adopt new computer technology for electronic transmission of proposals; and execute related duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review proposals for external funding and review agreements, award documents, subcontracts, purchase orders, or other sponsored-programs vehicles to assure compliance with all federal, state, University, and sponsor requirements.

Responsible for the negotiation and finalization of subcontracts to outside institutions and other entities.

Adapt new technologies for electronic transmission of proposals as required by government funding agencies, NSF, HHS, DOD, etc.

Draft or compile appropriate agreements, subcontracts, or contracts for sponsored programs and projects, taking into account relevant requirements, statutes, regulations, and policies including foreign and international proposals and agreements. Familiarity with export control, international entity screening including potential visiting scholars and students included in proposals.

Develop budgets for sponsored project proposals. Meet with University faculty and staff to determine budget and other requirements of proposed sponsored projects; prepare budgets and administrative detail adequate for proposal submission, taking into account faculty/investigator program needs, indirect costs recovery requirements, and other requirements imposed by federal, state, University, or sponsor guidelines. Knowledge of Federal new Uniform Guidance.

Build and maintain an electronic data-base containing factors that affect allowable University Grant costs.

Negotiate with sponsors on administrative and fiscal aspects of sponsored project proposals, awards, and amendments in accordance with relevant federal, state, University, and sponsor requirements.

Assist research faculty with the review of research contracts/agreements.

Maintain familiarity with federal, state, University, and sponsor requirements for University level externally sponsored projects and activities.

Supervise clerical and technical personnel as assigned; execute related duties as required.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers, printers and word processing, database management and spreadsheet software.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Bachelor’s degree.

2. Demonstrated experience in business, accounting, public administration, or a related field.

3. Minimum of three years’ experience in a sponsored research environment.

4. Demonstrated experience in any three of the following: preparing and negotiating sponsored projects proposals, budgets, agreements, contracts and subcontracts in a university, hospital, or similar non-profit setting.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of government software packages for electronic transmission of proposals.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting for public sector university sponsored projects.

7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9. Demonstrated presentation skills.

10. Demonstrated computer experience (i.e. word processing, database, and spreadsheet functions).

11. Demonstrated familiarity with federal, state, and sponsor level requirements for sponsored projects.

12. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Master’s degree.

2. Demonstrated experience in preparing and negotiating sponsored projects proposals, budgets, agreements, contracts and subcontracts in a university, hospital, or similar non-profit setting.

3. Minimum of three years’ experience in a sponsored research environment within a university setting.

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/7473Applicant 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 demonstrated experience in business, accounting, public administration, or a related field?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have a minimum of three years’ experience in a sponsored research environment?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated experience in any three of the following: preparing and negotiating sponsored projects proposals, budgets, agreements, contracts and subcontracts in a university, hospital, or similar non-profit setting?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of government software packages for electronic transmission of proposals?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting for public sector university sponsored projects?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    8. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    9. * Do you have demonstrated presentation skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    10. * Do you have demonstrated computer experience (i.e. word processing, database, and spreadsheet functions)?
      • Yes
      • No
    11. * Do you have demonstrated familiarity with federal, state, and sponsor level requirements for sponsored projects?
      • Yes
      • No
    12. * Do you have demonstrated supervisory experience?
      • Yes
      • No
    13. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
      • Yes
      • No
    14. 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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