Sr. Business Operations Associate - Pre Award, 28835
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35640
Office of Research ServicesJob Description
Manages pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills.
Manages the day-to-day operations and objectives in support of the assigned portfolio. Contributes information and ideas related to areas of responsibility as part of a cross functional team.
Ensures effective and efficient workflow and adherence to quality standards for staff/program and self.
Performs pre-award activities for a unit (school, department, or division) with ORS. Pre-award activities include, but are not limited to, assisting departmental faculty/PI in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals.
Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines, including management of the Just-In-Time process.
Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review. Confers with PI and Pre-award support staff at collaborating institutions to secure necessary sub-awards documents for proposals.
Assists the PI in the development of budgets and budget justification which includes proofing the budget for inconsistencies and ensuring accuracy.
Reviews budgets for consistency with sponsor, monitors compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project.
Advises the PI on administrative requirements in preparing proposal submissions and on budget adjustments and revisions necessary to meet the sponsor requirements. Coordinates and reviews certain proposal elements (biosketches and facilities & resources) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness.
Reviews proposals for consistency with sponsor guidelines on budget, format, font size and page limits excluding narrative content (obtain and review sponsor guidelines).
Monitors and facilitates proposal process through the routing process in compliance with University procedures and institutional signatures. Obtains signatures as needed.
Monitors proposal status and advises PI on requirements and deadlines associated with research protection protocols.
Performs grants and research related training and education for staff, faculty and studentsMinimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least four years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.Preferred Qualifications
A minimum of one year Research Administration experience.Full Time/Part Time
$47,476 - $48,000Application Deadline
Sunday, March 7, 2021Application Instructions
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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