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Grants & Contracts Specialist/Grants & Contracts Senior Specialist

Apply now Job no: 493272
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business/Accounting/Finance, Grants Management

Department:

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is institutionally responsible for all pre-award and non-financial post-award functions, including proposal submissions, the negotiation and acceptance of all sponsored agreements on behalf of UMBC, award modifications, sub-recipient monitoring and non-financial closeout of awards.
 
OSP works with the unit administrators to provide assistance to faculty/staff with proposal preparation, applicable sponsor guidelines, as well as sponsored projects training, education and communication. OSP works closely with the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) in managing all extramural awards and campus outreach initiatives for sponsored projects.
Responsibilities:
Grants & Contracts Specialist:
 
OSP works with the unit administrators to provide assistance to faculty/staff with proposal preparation, applicable sponsor guidelines, as well as sponsored projects training, education and communication. OSP works closely with the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) in managing all extramural awards and campus outreach initiatives for sponsored projects.

The Specialist assists with the review, approval, submission and general administration of extramural proposals, and the negotiation and administration of extramural awards and unfunded agreements. The Specialist will also assist their assigned OSP Manager with administrative support of any other Functional areas of responsibility. Functional areas include Training, Sub-recipient Administration, Data and eRA support, and Closeout. The Specialist will participate in training and development involving a variety of extramural proposal and award administration activities. They will develop an understanding of OSP areas of responsibility; become familiar with other OVPR as well as how other external central groups like OCGA, OGC, Procurement, etc. function in their relationship with OSP areas of responsibility.

Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist:

The Sr. Specialist will have all of the Specialist duties but will have obtained a great knowledge and exhibited abilities associated with OSP operations. The Senior Specialist will perform with greater independence and minimal supervisory oversight. The Senior Specialist will also assume independent Manager level responsibility for a small technical unit(s) or Functional area(s). The Sr. Specialist will also assist entry level Specialists as needed. This position has a working knowledge of OSP areas of responsibility; and how other OVPR as well as external central groups like OCGA, OGC, Procurement, etc. function in their relationship with OSP areas of responsibility.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

The Grants & Contracts Specialist position requires a Bachelor's degree.

Consideration for the Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of experience reviewing research proposals for sponsor requirements, preferably in higher education.

Both positions require excellent communication, organization and customer service skills and proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office.

Position title will be determined by candidate's qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience with Kuali Research and other electronic research administration systems.
  • Excellent communication, organization and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of federal regulations relating to grants and/or contracts (OMB Circular 2 CFR 200, FAR, etc.). 
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by December 14, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes full university benefits
Hours: Full-time (40 Hours)
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits:

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   

Accommodation: 

If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
   

 

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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