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Grant Development Specialist 1

Augusta University
Augusta University

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Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts
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Four-Year Institution
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Job Title: Grant Development Specialist 1
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 243224

Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years' experience in research with preparation and review of funding proposals.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with only general supervision under tight timelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of NIH Uniform Guidance, NIH/AHA/JDRF guidelines, and Augusta University policies and procedures. Experience with federal and private electronic research administration systems such as ASSIST, Workspace, and Proposal Central. Experience with PeopleSoft Financials to include queries and purchasing.
Experience in a research area/department, accounting field, or sponsored program administrationResponsibilities The duties include, but are not limited to: Grant Management
Assists with metrics and tracking of grants and awards. Provides assistance to faculty in interpreting award terms and conditions. Serves as a resource to administration, trainees and faculty in preparation, development, review, and submission of grant and contract proposal and applications. Serves as primary contact with pre-award on grant and contract related matters. Advises faculty on strategic budget development. Prepares and develops progress reports, competing renewals, revisions, contracts and grant close-out reports, as well as just-in-time information. Works in federal and private electronic research administration systems such as ASSIST, Workspace, and Proposal Central to complete pre- and post-award activities. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations regarding all aspects of pre- and post-award administration.
Account Management
Manages budgets for grant, research incentive, and startup accounts. Approves grant expenditures according to direct charging policy, startup expenditures according to state/AU policy, and research incentive expenditures according to AURI policies; and reconciles accounts on a monthly basis and takes appropriate action to correct any errors. Prepares and maintains documentation related to cost transfers, requests for expenditures, budget revisions, and fund statements. Ensures payments for invoices, check requests, and deposits are applied correctly in the financial system and reflected in financial reports.
Assigns personnel to accounts in accordance with budgets and award terms and works closely with the Department Administrator to ensure personnel actions are submitted in a timely manner and reviews effort monthly via the pre-payroll report and indicates corrections needed. Works in the Effort Reporting System to ensure cost sharing is applied to the grant/s and that faculty and staff certify their effort.
Data Analysis
Interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance to develop and prepare financial reports for financial analysis, forecasting, and trending. Devises financial reporting tools and reports. Reviews and analyzses data to solve sponsored research problems; escalates serious problems so that appropriate action can be taken. Serves as primary contact with post award on grant related matters and with the Research Institute for incentive related matters.
Processes P-card allocations and approvals monthly in the Works Payment system; assists with procurement of supplies and equipment for the research laboratories.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.Job Summary Provides support to the Department of Physiology faculty and research trainees to include development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals; ensures all applications adhere to agency and university guidelines and meet published timetables and deadlines; and ensures proposals are routed in a timely manner to the Division of Sponsored Programs for further review. Post-award activities include detailed reconciliation of assigned project budgets; preparing budget reports; and preparing adjustments and corrections in assigned project budgets for further review and approval to meet project goal and federal requirements.Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the positionRecruitment Period: 5/9/2022 - Until FilledRepost: 6/14/2022Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Credit Check This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. “Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success.”Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
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