The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) oversees the administration of sponsored programs at Cornell University including sponsored research, instruction and extension. OSP operates through delegation of authority from the University Board of Trustees as a unit of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
The Subaward Associate provides support to the Subaward Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs by evaluating requests and drafting initial documents to issue new subawards and amendments to existing subawards under sponsored project agreements. Drawing on knowledge and understanding of University, Sponsor and Federal regulations and policies, the Subaward Associate reviews, processes and coordinates requests for sponsored project subawards resulting from grant/contract awards. Responsibilities include collecting, validating, and entering institutional profile data from sub-recipient, reviewing sponsor awards and contracts and subaward requests for set up of initial documents, collecting and reviewing required attachments, tracking information in electronic systems, processing out year actions and collecting single audit reports. Perform responsibilities under the guidance and review of the Subaward Officer, Grant and Contract Officers and OSP management. The Subaward Associate is required to understand and support OSP's role as a service unit requiring individuals to interact with professionalism and tact at all times.
Associate's degree with experience in sponsored agreements in an academic setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of sponsor, government, and organization regulations, including Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) is preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills required. Detail-oriented. Must have experience with electronic systems.
Must be flexible, open to change and supportive of others. Must work to build relationships internally and externally to achieve common goals. Must show initiative, anticipate needs and be diplomatic and welcoming. The person in this position must engage in problem solving and look for opportunities to share knowledge and information. The person must have a strong ability to work on multiple tasks and be able to prioritize based on urgency of situation. Candidate will interact daily with department administrators, faculty, and sub-recipients.
Knowledge of standard contract language and university research setting is preferred.Understanding of Cornell University policies and procedures will provide valuable perspective.
This position is 32 hours per week (80%) effort.
Visa Sponsorship is not available.
Relocation assistance not provided.
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Grant Contract Associate
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