80% • Coordinate and lead grant preparation and submission process from proposal development through point of award to include grant processing oversight and management. • Create timeline and checklist of items needed for each proposal as necessary and communicate these to P.I. • Create PRF and ensure grant budgets for all proposals submitted through the University that involve the resources, space, faculty, or staff from the MNPI Center are accurate. Understand the basis of each of the PRF questions, ensure responses are accurate and appropriate, and identify all required signers. • Work with other University departments to ensure ICR sharing policy, Medical School ICR sharing guidelines and departmental cost-sharing guidelines are implemented as appropriate. • Work with MNPI center accountants in preparing budgets for grant proposals. • Serve as an expert resource in grant preparation components such as assembling applicable publications, current grant listings, curriculum vitae/biosketches and other materials used in proposal packages. • Ensure all proposal submissions are complete and in compliance with agency and University guidelines and instructions. • Work with SPA and PI to review terms of pending award for acceptability. • Interface with SPA and MNPI Grant Manager on administrative issues related to proposal submissions.
20% • Serve as a resource for faculty regarding funding opportunities as well as changes in agency and University policies relevant to preaward processes • Participate in presentations and communications within the research community, sponsors and professional organizations such as NCURA and SRA to assure an up-to-date knowledge of current policies and procedures. • Maintain preaward data and generate reports as requested by administrators and managers. • Manage and coordinate work schedule with other team members for agency deadlines.
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application or resume):
Bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience in a business or administrative setting or a combination of education and relevant work experience to equal eight years. Knowledge of federal and University regulations governing research. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, work proactively and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Must have excellent critical thinking, decision making, and communications skills. Experience with technology and software related to the needs of the position (Word, Excel, Adobe). Proven ability of work under deadlines, which may include non-traditional work schedules around deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written skills. Able to prioritize workload and problem solve. Ability to interact with people of all responsibility levels within and external to the U of M. Experience in an academic setting and an understanding of the culture. Current or past grant-related work in an academic setting. Experience with ASSIST, grants.gov, Fastlane, or other grant management and grant identification systems.
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