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Sponsored Programs Grants/Contracts Administrator (Open Rank, Contractual)

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Job Description
The University of Maryland Baltimore's Office of Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) is looking for contractual full- and/or part-time Grant or Contract Administrators to assist with the increased COVID-19 related pre-award and post-award work the University has encountered.  The SPA provides the oversight and administrative support to investigators and departmental administrators Sponsored Programs Administration in the facilitation of submission of competitive grant or contract proposals and the management of final pre-award activities and post award non-financial activities for UMB.  These jobs interpret sponsor regulations and guidelines and ensures fulfillment of all requirements and compliance with rules and regulations; engage in the review of budgets and all administrative aspects of applications; oversee the progress and submission of all applications; and work with research administrators on post award non-financial administrative matters.
 UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB. Benefits are pro-rated based on FTE. Depending on the availability of the applicants, hiring team will consider hiring individuals from 0.5 - 1.0 FTE. Salary will be based on their level of experience and meeting minimum qualifications for SPA's defined job levels.  SPA has two teams of professionals that focus their expertise either on grants or contracts. The main functions are highlighted below for both:
•    Under senior staff supervision, communicate with UMB Principal Investigator and Department Administrators on any questions or concerns related to grant award notices.
•    Facilitate and submit closeout documents for all awards and all NIH Common Functions for reporting and submission.
•    Use analytical and problem-solving skills to find answers and solutions for questions and issues raised by Department Administrators or Principal Investigators.
•    Gain understanding of non-financial post-award along with the various types of sponsors and their policies as they relate to non-financial postaward requests. Apply knowledge of sponsor policies on cost principles.
•    Collaborate with Sponsored Projects Accounting & Compliance in providing departments and PI with non-financial post award management, compliance, and reporting.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.
•    Provide technical guidance to Principal Investigators and/or Department Administration on contracts and submissions for compliance with federal and state laws.
•    Review awards related to subcontracts and agreements for completeness, accuracy, and ensure compliance with University and State policies and guidelines, and practices, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, and agency policies and procedures.
•    Communicate directly with department staff, faculty, and internal and external stakeholders to facilitate completion of subcontracts and agreements.
•    Using analytical and problem-solving skills to provide basic technical guidance on subcontracts, agreements and submissions.
•    Identify and alert department of potential issues in the contract or application process.
•    Provide basic to intermediate knowledge of non-financial post-award actions. Apply intermediate knowledge of sponsor policies on cost principles.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or other discipline appropriate to the position. Experience: One to three years of administrative experience in the area of research administration or sponsored programs.   Certification: Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Other: Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Committee. May consider a combination of directly related experience and education. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    Experience working in Kuali Research, data warehouse, and reporting tools is preferred.
•    Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and ability to interpret and apply US Federal Agency policies to grant applications and awards.
•    Knowledge of all applicable NIH requirements, regulations, and laws.
•    Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience. If accommodations are needed at any stage in the recruitment process, contact Staffing & Career Services at [email protected]
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: Research and Development - Sponsored Programs Administration
Job Posting: Mar 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Mar 16, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time