013731 & 999849Functional Title:
Grants SpecialistPosition Type:
EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to provide comprehensive support to members of the UNCG research community engaged in the preparation and submission of proposals and the management of funded projects. As steward of the university’s externally funded research portfolio, OSP is responsible for ensuring that all research proposals and projects adhere to UNCG’s academic and research policies and meet its obligations to external sponsors.Position Summary:
There are 2 openings for this position.Minimum Qualifications:
The Grants Specialist is a professional within the Office of Sponsored Programs. The primary mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to support sponsored research activities at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The Grants Specialist is responsible for providing substantive professional advice on the development of project proposals and post-award administrative tasks. This position will require a strong understanding of proposal budgets well as a thorough knowledge of the external funding process.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university or;
- Bachelor’s degree plus three years experience in research in their area of study.
- Minimum of three years experience in research administration (preferably higher education) and grant development,
- Demonstrated ability to develop, review, write, edit, create budgets/budget narratives, and submission of proposals.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and university grant programs that support research, instruction, and public service across disciplines and their submission process.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- CRA certification
- Knowledge of electronic research administration including submission portals such as grants.gov, the NIH eRA Commons and NSF Fastlane.
Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.Recruitment Range:
- Company Name
- Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
- Email Address
- Contact Phone Number
Commensurate with ExperienceOrg #-Department:
Sponsored Programs - 11502Job Open Date:
04/12/2022Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
ExemptPercentage Of Time:
Sponsored program supportEssential Tasks:
This position requires a close working relationship with faculty and principal investigators as well as project directors throughout the University and external funding agencies. The position requires the development of contacts and relationships to further the growth of external funding at UNCG. This position provides technical pre-and post-award support to principal investigators and project directors in the development, review, and submission of all routine/complex grant and contract proposals by providing extensive information and guidance for use in the proposal submission process with a concentration on budgetary matters.Percentage Of Time:
Sponsored research compliance and submissionEssential Tasks:
The position is required to develop and maintain a schedule of funding cycles, proposal submissions, and reporting deadlines. Ensure that applicants are aware of and comply with applicable deadlines. Review completed proposal applications and contracts for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with the requirements of the University, the University of North Carolina System, and the prospective funding agency. Advise PI’s, project coordinators, and others regarding formatting style specifications, grant guidelines, and procedures governing federal, state, and private grant proposal submissions.Percentage Of Time:
Post Award transferEssential Tasks:
This position acts as an intermediary between the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Contracts and Grants with regard to transfer of post-award documents.Percentage Of Time:
Federal Funding Agency supportEssential Tasks:
This position will provide expertise in federal funding agency requirements to faculty, staff, and students with particular expertise with NIH, NSF, and DoEPercentage Of Time:
Foundation/ private funding supportEssential Tasks:
The position will work with foundations as well as federal, state, and private funding entities. The position will develop and provide training on the administrative and financial requirements of the various awards as needed as well as other duties as assigned.Physical Effort:
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures, Hearing, Talking, Lifting-30-60 lbs.