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Contracts & Grants Coordinator OR Specialist

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Job Description
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine is seeking a Contract and Grant Coordinator OR Specialist to work in the Department of Neurology. The level of the position will be filled based on the selected candidate’s qualifications.

The Department of Neurology provides evaluation, treatment, and care for patients suffering from a wide range of neurological disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and migraine. We provide care through our inpatient and consultative services, our designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, our Level 4 Epilepsy Center, our 22-bed Neuro-Critical Care Unit, and our busy outpatient practice. The Department also provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation services. A number of departmental faculty received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Veteran’s Administration to study the role of genetics in stroke, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease, new brain imaging modalities in multiple sclerosis, biomarkers in multiple sclerosis, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. Many faculty are lead investigators in clinical trials to identify new therapeutic approaches for a broad range of neurological disorders. 

This position coordinates and administers contracts and grants from proposal review and submission through award, with an emphasis on federal contracts.  Ensures proposed terms and conditions are in compliance with applicable regulations and do not conflict with existing commitments.  Acts as a liaison to internal clients to ensure timely and accurate submission of grants and contracts.

 

BENEFITS:
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

For Contracts and Grants Coordinator:

    Provides review and oversight of grant application and some contract proposal submission, ensuring compliance with Institutional Review Board, IACUC, FDA, and granting agencies. With training, reviews terms and conditions of new grant agreements; and evaluates changes to pre-existing agreements. Under review, may review and recommend for signature clinical testing, confidential disclosure agreements, sub-recipient agreements, and other agreements of moderate complexity. Reviews final award documents prior to the establishment of accounts or any changes to expenditures. Post award responsibilities include review of all grant and contract modifications including changes in scope of work, budget modifications, prior award expenditures and no cost extensions. Performs other duties as assigned.
For Contracts and Grants Specialist:

    Provides review and oversight of grant application and some contract proposal submission, ensuring compliance with Institutional Review Board, IACUC, FDA, and granting agencies. With training, reviews terms and conditions of new grant agreements; and evaluates changes to pre-existing agreements. Under review, may review and recommend for signature clinical testing, confidential disclosure agreements, sub-recipient agreements, and other agreements of moderate complexity. Reviews final award documents prior to the establishment of accounts or any changes to expenditures. Post award responsibilities include review of all grant and contract modifications including changes in scope of work, budget modifications, prior award expenditures and no cost extensions. Performs other duties as assigned.
This entry-level professional position resides in the Office of Research and Development.  Coordinates and administers contracts and grants from proposal review and submission through award, with an emphasis on federal contracts. 



Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

For Contracts and Grants Coordinator:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or another appropriate field.

Experience: Two (2) years of related experience.

Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education. Financial Disclosure required.

For Contracts and Grants Specialist:

Education: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or another appropriate field.

Experience: 3 years of related experience.

Other: Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Financial Disclosure is required. Credit history review may be required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Ability to assimilate and apply key practices in field as well as all established statutes, regulations, decisions, directives, and procedures. Ability to prioritize, plan, track files and manage information. Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills Working knowledge of basic PC software packages. Ability to develop higher-level negotiation skills, influencing, development of novel solutions. Ability to effectively implement analytical and organizational skills in order to interpret facts and figures and make sound judgments. Skill as a lead employee to mentor and guide subordinate staff. Ability to use sound judgment to execute multiple complicated and continuing contract and grant assignments in a timely manner. Ability to complete and administer complex grants. Ability to troubleshoot post-award grants administrations issues. Expert understanding of key practices in grants administration as well as all established statutes, regulations, decisions, directives, and procedures. Ability to diffuse challenging client interactions Ability to act as a resource for non-routine grants administration questions.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at [email protected]  Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.



Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Neurology
Job Posting: Jan 27, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 12/10/2020
Application Due: 4/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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