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Grants & Contracts Specialist - SENIOR BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST

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University of Missouri - Columbia
Location
Columbia

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Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts, Institutional & Business Affairs, Business & Financial Management, Clerical & Administrative Support
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Title: Grants & Contracts Specialist - SENIOR BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36106
Hiring Department

Medical Research Office

Job Description

To provide administrative support to faculty in obtaining knowledge of and securing grants and contracts, and to review proposals and contracts for compliance with University and sponsor regulations.
-Must be able to effectively communicate information to faculty and staff related to grants and contracts activities.
-Must have the ability to perform as a self-starter with high-level initiative, strong work ethic, and good organization skills.
-Strong analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills are required as well as the ability to multi-task and manage a high volume of e-mail in a deadline-driven environment. Ability to shift focus between competing demands easily while working under immutable deadlines and attending to urgencies.
-Work collaboratively with other departments to accomplish projects.
-Ability to manage institutional compliance concerns while maintaining a strong focus on customer service, including the ability to provide technical feedback in a positive, constructive, and professional manner.
-Maintain knowledge of sponsors’ guidelines to be able to assist faculty and staff with their proposal submissions.
-Responsible for remaining current on issues in the field of research administration including laws, regulations, agency requirements and developing conditions in grants and contracts administration to ensure that proposals are submitted with accurate information.
-Maintain proper documentation of all proposal submissions of grants and contracts. Run reports as needed by the Manager of Grants and Contracts, and the Senior Associate Dean for Research.
-Assist with monitoring time and effort reporting.
-Review and make recommendations on grant and contract proposals for adherence to sponsor requirements, School of Medicine (SOM) and University fiscal and administrative policies including budgets, resources, human and animal protection assurances and biosafety.
-Assist faculty and staff with proposal preparation by helping with completion of application forms and budgets. Train and assist faculty and staff in locating and completing required internal forms. Assist faculty with building budgets that encompass adequate salary increases, supply needs, and adequate flexibility in all categories.
-Assist the Grants & Contracts Manager with training SOM faculty and independently train administrative staff.
-Review Just-in-Time requests, progress reports, supplemental and amended information as requested by external sponsors to ensure compliance and accuracy.
-Track proposals through the University system from the time they leave the SOM Grants & Contracts Office until final award or rejection notice is received from external sponsor.
-Attend training workshops and monthly meetings on campus.
-Review awarded grant projects and assist faculty and staff in interpreting and preparing the necessary documents to accept the award.
- Prepare transfer applications of proposals/awards for new SOM faculty, working with external sponsor in preparing necessary documentation.
-Other duties as assigned.

Salary

Salary Range: $16.92 - $25.00/hour

Grade: GGS-008

University Title: SENIOR BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Shift

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or Accounting. High level math/accounting skills, strong reading comprehensive skills, ability to interpret guidelines and instructions. Knowledge of current grants and contracts compliance regulations and policies at national, state and local levels. The ability to interpret and apply them to specific grants at the pre- and post-award level. Experience using electronic research administration systems (e.g., NSF Fastlane, grants.gov, eRA Commons). Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel. Experience with Excel in regard to writing formulas and designing and creating spreadsheets.

Application Materials

In addition to the Online Application, please provide a Resume.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

Organization

Working at University of Missouri - Columbia

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Careers at Mizzou

You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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Location
201 Jesse Hall
Columbia
Missouri
65211
United States
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