Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist Location:
Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
The University of Missouri seeks a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist who is an experienced, dynamic pre-award grants and contracts specialist to support the Strategic Proposal Development Service (SPDS) team, housed within the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), and its efforts to develop and submit large-scale, multidisciplinary, complex proposals for priority funding agencies (i.e., NIH, NSF, DoD, USDA) and to support academic units as needed. The successful candidate will be able to develop proposal budgets, compile and proof ancillary documents, and enter proposal data into sponsor submission systems to secure external funding for research, review applications for all levels of compliance on proposals to be submitted and advise as necessary and communicate with funding agencies. Work must ensure proposals meet all MU, SPA, and sponsor and federal compliance rules. This position is remote with quarterly travel to Columbia, MO.
Key Duties Performed By This Position Will Include:
The Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist will focus on delivering efficient, effective services in the area of proposal development and help to develop competitive and compliant applications for externally sponsored research.
• Prepare/facilitate all internal documents for external grant applications – develop budget (which may include cost-sharing budgets), budget justification, PSRS for approvals, MU required compliance documentation and sub-recipient forms.
• Complete sponsor-required forms for external funding (e.g., sponsor budget form, administrative portions of applications, and any other sponsor-required compliance forms, and enter data into sponsor submission system.
In Addition, The Individual Will:
The successful candidate will need the ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders to understand strategic objectives to establish proposal development strategies that will meet current and future research needs.
• Interpret sponsor guidelines and provide information regarding grant policies to faculty, staff, students, and faculty or staff from collaborating institutions.
• Facilitate relationships with collaborators from outside the institution to fulfill subrecipient requirements.
• Liaise with SPA, faculty to address post-submission issues (e.g., answer sponsor questions/requirements, revisions) and support proposals through award setup.
• Solve routine and complex problems and identify new, less obvious solutions.
• Support the efforts of individuals and departments across campus involved in submitting grant proposals.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will be exceptional communicators with very strong organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate customer service, collaboration, confidentiality, integrity, attention to detail and a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity in their activities.
$48,000 - $57,000
Grade: GGS 10
University Title: BUSINESS OPS ASSOCIATE SR
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Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired. At least 4 years of grants and contracts experience.
Application, Cover Letter, Resume or CV
The Strategic Proposal Development Service (SPDS) is a Division of Research, Innovation and Impact unit that provides grant support services to PIs and academic units to plan, write, and submit large-scale, strategically important, and similarly complex proposals (center, institute, etc.) for priority funding agencies. SPDS is highly responsive to faculty and staff requests and works proactively in service to faculty and research teams.
Position is eligible for remote work with quarterly travel to Columbia, MO.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
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
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.
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