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VPR-Owens Inst Behavioral Rsch

About the University of Georgia:

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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

OIBR stimulates, supports, and sustains innovation and infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our impact lies in the fact that we catalyze high-impact multi-disciplinary research. The mission of OIBR addresses the world’s most pressing health, economic, social, educational, and policy challenges through the facilitation and promotion of social and behavioral science research.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM

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Commensurate with Experience

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Grants & Contracts Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Direct experience in pre-award research administration preferred. Knowledge of UGA internal processes and UGA systems preferred.

Position Summary:

The Grants Coordinator III will provide full service assistance with pre-award grant submissions for Faculty Fellows and Affiliates of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research. The individual in this position will work very independently coordinating grant submissions, drafting components and managing their own caseload and priorities. The GCIII will report to the Assistant Director who oversees all research administration activities at the Institute and is a DLSA. Other duties will include assistance with tracking grant activity and compiling report data, working with Principal Investigators and Business Managers to provide post-award assistance for grants administered through OIBR, finding funding opportunities, staying abreast of policy changes within UGA and at a federal level, and additional research-related support as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Proficient in both Microsoft Office and Adobe software. Knowledgeable of UGA systems such as the eResearch Portal. Some knowledge of accounting, business and finance, and budgeting required. Accurate spelling and grammar skills; attention to detail; excellent communication skills and customer service skills.

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Work at a computer for long periods of time.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Pre-award grant support to include working with faculty to find funding opportunities that match their research interests, understand and adhere to guidelines within the institutional framework and that of the sponsor’s guidelines, draft budgets and budget narratives, draft other non-scientific components, coordinate subcontract packages, transmittal form data entry and submission, full coordination and submission of proposals. This position is expected to acquire decentralized limited signatory authority within 12-18 months of taking this position if the selected candidate does not already hold this authority.

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Maintain departmental tracking database to include all pre- and post- award data for projects submitted through and administered by OIBR. Run reports and develop graphs or tables to exhibit data as needed.

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Post-award grant support such as assisting with Just In Time requests, award budget revisions, project progress reports, no cost extensions, administrative action forms, submitting re-budget requests, etc.

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Related Activities: Attending meetings with Sponsored Projects Administration, continuing education activities, liaison with Corporate Relations and Foundations and other grants specialists as a project requires.

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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time