Serve as a member of the Office of Sponsored Programs team, providing sponsored proposal and award administration services, expertise, and guidance to advance the institution's research and other sponsored programs. Represent the university and investigators to sponsors in proposal submission, grant negotiation and acceptance, and other collaborations to facilitate proposal and award activity while upholding the institution's principles, policies, and goals. Review and approve proposals and agreements, support and/or lead contract negotiations in accordance with institutional policies, sponsor and government regulations, and academic goals. Serve as a resource for investigators and research administrators (RAs), including in the interpretation of proposal and agency requirements. Facilitate flow of information between investigators, administrative offices including research compliance, post -award finance and IP management; and sponsors. Keep abreast of existing and emerging sponsor regulations, practices, and policies and potential impact on the institution and sponsored programs. Contribute to development of customer communications, services and training.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two, but preferably four years of experience administering sponsored agreements, ideally in an academic setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven effective oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills and customer service orientation. Working knowledge of sponsor, government, and organization regulations, including 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance) is preferred. Ability to effectively apply communication, risk management and collaboration skills to develop solutions and outcomes that protect the institution and its researchers while facilitating the ability to successfully obtain resources and conduct research. Ability to interpret and apply regulations, policies, and laws related to sponsored programs within the context of the institution's goals, priorities, and practices. Proven ability to successfully collaborate with, and gain consensus among, a diverse constituency including internal and external stakeholders, in different geographic locations and with sometimes distinct needs. Ability to effectively manage details, competing priorities, and deadlines. Ability to establish and utilize electronic information systems and reporting to manage communications, decision making, and progress assessment. Effective listening skills and ability to maintain confidentiality, professionally represent the institution, and to negotiate with individuals toward successful conclusions are required.
Knowledge of contract law, intellectual property, insurance and indemnification, and JD or other advanced degree.
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