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Grants & Contracts Specialist or Coordinator - Engineering Business Services Center (124603)

Company: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Location: Champaign
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Job Description:

Description: Grants & Contracts Specialist /Coordinator Engineering Business Service Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Engineering Business Service Center (EBSC) seeks applicants for the position of Grants and Contract Specialist or Coordinator. Primary Position Function: The Grants and Contract Specialist supports the pre- and post-award functions for externally funded sponsored research programs by assuming a role in the development and submission of proposals, and in the financial management of awards funded by federal and non-federal sponsors. The Specialist is responsible for maintaining familiarity with federal solicitations, changing federal regulations and guidelines, and University policy associated with research administration in order to support the effective management of research programs. The Grants and Contract Coordinator is responsible for pre- and post-award functions for externally funded complex sponsored research projects by collaborating in the development and submission of proposals, and in the financial management of awards funded by federal and non-federal sponsors. The Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining familiarity with federal solicitations, changing federal regulations and guidelines, and University policy associated with research administration in order to support the effective management of research programs. Duties and Responsibilities - Grants and Contracts Specialist: Provide support to faculty and principal investigators in the preparation and submission of routing proposals to various federal and non-federal sponsors. This includes reviewing and interpreting sponsor guidelines and regulations, as well as University policies and procedures for proposal submission and ensuring that all are met. Assist faculty and principal investigators with the management of their funded research projects, programs and account, including the preparation of financial forecasts as necessary. Advise faculty on the financial aspects of hiring personnel and major spending decisions, such as large equipment purchases, as necessary. Assist with the management of personnel budgets and expenditures through review and approval of proposed appointments in the appointment application and redistributing appointments of principal investigators and research staff in response to changes in research efforts. Serve as a liaison to SPA Award Management and assist with grant account set up, management, budgeting, billing and close out activities, as necessary. Ensure that completed projects are closed in a timely manner and in accordance with the terms of the award. Complete regular review of accounts to ensure integrity, accuracy and allowability of transactions in accordance with project budgets, agreement terms, and University, Federal and sponsor guidelines. Take appropriate action to move unallowable or questionable charges to an appropriate funding source. Serve as liaison to Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) and assist them with requests related to proposal submission and award negotiations, as necessary. Follow up on pending agreements and ensure that awards are finalized and funded projects accounts are established in a timely manner in support of the research efforts. Request and monitor anticipation accounts, subaward agreements, no-cost and other contract extension modifications as necessary. Participate in campus research administration community through attendance at meetings and conferences offered by the Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS), SPA and Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPaRC), as well as those offered at the College level to enhance and improve research administration efforts. Assist with department human resource functions by the review and approval of faculty and student appointments. Assist with department purchasing and payable functions by the review and pre-approval of purchasing transactions with possible compliance issues, and the review and approval of Travel and Expense Management (TEM) system transactions and P-card transactions. Assist principal investigators with the semi-annual expenditure confirmation process to obtain certifications in a timely manner. Monitor principal investigator effort on sponsored projects for assigned faculty to ensure investigators meet their effort obligations on their respective awards. Assist with the maintenance of the Activity Reporting System (ARS) for assigned faculty. Update ARS as necessary and in accordance with the department's allocation policy and discussions with the faculty teaching, research, public service and cost sharing obligations are properly reflected and meeting the designated obligations. Additional Duties and Responsibilities - Grants and Contracts Coordinator Provide professional support and expertise to faculty and principal investigators in the preparation and submission of routing proposals to various federal and non-federal sponsors. This includes reviewing and interpreting complex sponsor guidelines and regulations, as well as University policies and procedures for proposal submission and ensuring that all are met. Collaborate with faculty and principal investigators on the management of their funded research projects, programs and account, including the preparation of financial forecasts as necessary. Advise faculty on the financial aspects of hiring personnel and major spending decisions, such as large equipment purchases, as necessary. Consult on the management of personnel budgets and expenditures through review and approval of proposed appointments in the appointment application and redistributing appointments of principal investigators and research staff in response to changes in research efforts. Support the campus research administration community through attendance at meetings and conferences offered by the Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS), SPA and Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPaRC), as well as those offered at the College level to enhance and improve research administration efforts. Qualifications - Grants and Contracts Specialist Required: Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics or a field related to the position. Two years of professional work experience in business, finance or related field. Preferred: Illinois Certified Research Administrator Qualifications - Grants and Contract Coordinator Required: Bachelor's Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics, or a field related to the position. 2-3 years of professional work experience in research administration Preferred: Illinois Certified Research Administrator Work experience at an institution of higher education Experience in administering awards while maintaining the integrity and reputation of the University. HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING: Specialist: Ability to organize and manage diverse activities in a time sensitive environment. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong background in accounting principles and business practices. Ability to thrive in a team environment and actively contribute to the team's success. Coordinator: Strong background in sponsored research administration for pre and post award activities. Knowledge of University guidelines and procedures for general accounting, proposal processing, and grant administration. Comprehensive understanding of University, College and Department organization, objectives and goals. Familiarity with personnel administration policies and procedures. Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to colleagues and faculty members to enhance research administration efforts for all stakeholders. Ability to independently interpret policy and make informed decisions related to research administration. SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION This is a full-time Civil Service Grants & Contracts Associate position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline. Salary is commensurate with experience. To Apply: Applications must be received by December 10, 2019 . Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" - button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process: Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application. Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms. Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" - button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact tetchis2illinois.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit College Name or Administrative Unit:Engineering Category:2-Administrative Title:Grants & Contracts Specialist or Coordinator - Engineering Business Services Center (124603) Open Date:11/19/2019 Close Date:12/10/2019 Organization Name:Engr Shared Admin Services

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