University of Michigan Contract & Grant Specialist in Ann Arbor, Michigan
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) seeks a research administrator to perform duties related to sponsored pre- and post-award activities with an emphasis on pre-award. This position requires a proactive individual who will approach the work wtih a customer service orientation. The research administrator will report to the Research Manager and will work collaboratively with the Research Admin team for ME.
Pre-award activities include but not limited to:
Assist departmental faculty and researchers with proposal submissions to various federal and non-federal sponsors
Prepare budgets and other required sponsor forms
Facilitate the preparation of IDC waiver requests
Coordinate cost-share requests
Monitor all proposals to meet agency and University guidelines, published timetables and deadlines
Liaison with ORSP
Post-award activities include, but not limited to:
Monthly review and monitoring of expenditures; making recommendations to keep within budget
Alert project directors and administration to any areas of concern
Tracking financial commitments
Monitor budgeted effort for personnel and initiate salary distribution changes as needed
Establish subaccounts and monitor subaccount activity
Process post award changes
Prepare financial status reports and sponsor reports as needed
Research, analyze, and resolve sponsored project issues
Work with the Shared Service Center on missing documentation requests
Prepare journal entries
Review orders and travel charges
Prepare budget projections and re-budgets
Resolve Uniform Guidance reports
Liaison with Sponsored Programs and ORSP
Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a minimum 1 year of experience in grant administration or higher-level financial activities is required or relevant experience in a comparable environment with tight regulatory and compliance requirements; demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills are required; ability to interpret and communicate Department, University and Sponsor guidelines and policies; mastery of Excel and ability to adapt to changing technology is essential; must have the ability to work in a team enviroment, collaborate effectively with co-workers, and provide excellent customer service; ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment, follow work through to completion, meet high work standards, ability to set priorities and manage competing deadlines, along with attention to detail and dependability are essential.
Three-plus years of progressively responsible proposal experience. Knowledge of U-M financial practices and processes strongly preferred. Previous experence with the U-M eResearch Proposal Management system; previous experience with data mining in MPathways, Business Objects, and other complimentary systems is desired. Prior experience with federal funding agencies such as NSF, DOD, and DoE preferred.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Job Opening ID
Contract & Grant Specialist
Contract & Grant Specialist
Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MI
Posting Begin/End Date
5/19/2017 – 6/02/2017
Apply Now at http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/apply/142124