Pre-Award Research Administrator
Job Summary The Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the central pre-award or sponsored projects office at the University of Georgia, a major Research I institution. The Office is a part of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The Office manages a portfolio of approximately 2,500 awards annually, totaling more than $200 million. We seek to fill an open research administrator vacancy at one of four available job classification levels assigned to this type of work, depending upon qualifications and experience: Grants Specialist, Associate Grants Officer, Grants Officer, or Senior Grants Officer. All applicants will apply for the Pre-Award Research Administrator opening. Work performed at all of these levels is considered highly professional administrative and technical work, involving the receipt and review and processing of research and other types of proposals, the negotiation of awards, and a variety of post-award non-financial administrative duties (no-cost extensions, amendments, compliances, problem-solving, etc.). The successful employee will join 9 other research administrators in OSP and maintain a caseload of proposals and awards spanning a group of departments, colleges, centers, or institutes at UGA. Highly professional customer service drives all activities in OSP. The employee will promote proposal application development and provide assistance to faculty, staff, and graduate students. At the upper job classification levels, the employee will independently negotiate awards and will possess signatory authority to bind the University to agreement terms and conditions. All work is performed under varying degrees of guidance, as necessary, from the Associate Director of OSP. Specific job performance qualifications vary by job classification level, but all generally include: Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures pertaining to external funding and their administration. Minimum Qualifications See below.