The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) seeks a Contract Administrator for the Office of Research Administration and Advancement (ORAA). This position reports to the Vice President for Administration and has responsibility for research administration functions for UMCES. This includes contract and grant proposal review and submission, award negotiations and administration, assisting faculty and staff with management and administration of awards throughout their life cycle. The successful candidate will also analyze sponsored awards for compliance and consistency with federal and state laws and regulations. This position is a contingent II, contract position for at least one year.
Unit: Center Administration
Location: Cambridge, MD
Job Category Status: Exempt Contractual
A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 3 years previous experience in the contract and grant field, preferably in higher education with a strong contract review and negotiation background. Candidate must have working knowledge of Uniform Guidance and the relevant OMB Circulars, the FAR and other regulations governing sponsored awards. Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal) are required as well as an ability to interact in a positive manner with all levels of management, faculty and staff. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Preferred Qualifications :
Previous experience with the University System of Maryland and/or State of Maryland contract and grant negotiations preferred. Additionally, experience with international and corporate contracts desirable.
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Center’s policies, programs, and activities are in conformance with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, and disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; or related legal requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Relations, Center Administration, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Salary will be based on experience and demonstrated skills. University benefits are offered including supplemented health benefits and a retirement stipend along with a generous leave package. This position is open until filled but review of applications will begin November 11, 2019.
Internal Number: 1346
About University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Beginning with Reginald Truitt's dockside laboratory in 1925, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has traveled the road to discovery. For more than 80 years, UMCES students, researchers and faculty have gathered information and developed theories that have helped improve society's scientific understanding of the environment. By sharing this newfound knowledge on important issues such as fisheries management, ecosystem health and climate change, the Center has had an undeniable impact on the way we think about the natural world. As Maryland's premier research institution aimed at advancing scientific knowledge of the environment, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is one of twelve institutions within the University System of Maryland.