Essential Functions: POSITION PURPOSEThe Grant & Contract Officer IV is responsible for providing expertise and guidance to principal investigators, faculty and other staff members through the required cycle of grants, contracts or subcontracts. Serves as the liaison between principal investigators, sponsors, other Sponsored Program Administration teams, collaborators and/or other involved parties.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSCollaborate with principal investigators, sponsors, faculty, university staff, and/or collaborators in grant or contract initiatives. Assist with grant or contract preparation and submission, making necessary revisions and ensuring proposal accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Provide expertise and guidance, ensuring grant and contract adherence to sponsor, government and/or University requirements.Resolve grant or contract issues. Recommend alternative terms, conditions and/or language, ensuring adherence to government and University requirements; negotiate when appropriate. If necessary, escalate and/or collaborate with the Office of General Counsel and other relevant university departments to resolve issues.Analyze and finalize proposal budgets ensuring alignment with sponsor's guidelines.Serve as the liaison between principal investigators, sponsors, other Sponsored Program Administration teams, collaborators and/or other involved parties. Field and respond to requests accordingly.Provide related proposal and award administration training to involved parties.Additional Grant Related FunctionsServe as the University's Authorized Organizational Representative and authorize grant and contract proposal submissions.Create, monitor and maintain funds and sub funds in the award and financial systems, ensuring information is accurate, complete, coded correctly and timely.Additional Contract Related FunctionsCreate amendments to contracts, subcontracts and/or sub awards, ensuring all required changes, including but not limited to funding amounts, Statement of Work, re-budgets and dates.Conduct the Uniform Guidance mandated Risk Assessment to assist in determining the potential risk of sub recipients for sub awards.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in accounting, business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Three to five years' experience working in grant and/or contract administration, including grant or general accounting; experience in higher education grant administration preferred.Knowledge of grant and/or contract administration best practices. Ability to interpret and apply grant and contract sponsor, University and departments requirements and/or policies.Ability to exercise sound judgment. Detail oriented with ability to multi-task and work independently.Ability to communicate professionally and effectively orally and in writing. Ability to effectively negotiate.Proficient Microsoft Excel and computer software/databases skills.ADDITIONAL COMMENTSThis classification is located exclusively in the Office of Sponsored Program Administration and reports to and receives work direction from a management level classification, i.e. Manager, Associate Director, Director, etc.
Internal Number: 76_206390
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.