Provides Pre-Award administrative guidance and substantive review of proposal documents in the processing of grant and contract proposals. Assists constituents in identifying appropriate funding opportunities. Assists in proposal development.
Responsible for application and communication of procedures designed to comply with government and private research grants and/or contracts pertaining to the interpretation and application of UTA procedures and sponsor regulations.
Initiates and maintains contacts with faculty to assist them in locating pertinent external funding opportunities. Utilize web based search processes to identify and disseminate external funding opportunities to appropriate faculty and to identify opportunities to include in funding opportunity newsletter. Assists faculty in preparing, reviewing and verifying proposal budgets, biographical sketches, current and pending support, administrative forms, etc., and review guidelines and advises faculty regarding sponsor and university requirements. Perform thorough review of all proposal documents (abstract, statement of work, facilities, budget justification, etc.) offering edits and suggestions to improve document's grammar, organization and structure, flow, clarity and cohesion, emphasis, section development, etc. to make the proposal fundable. Advises principal investigators relative to grant and contract rules, regulations and procedures relative to the content of proposals given the internal and external guidelines, policies, etc. that will be governing the potential award. Provides technical support to principal investigators by providing information and guidance as to the use of University Grant and Contract forms. Conduct a thorough review of the final application to ensure the proposal is in compliance with all University and Sponsor guidelines, policies, procedures and requirements. Prepare and review documents for Authorized University signatory. Ensure and maintain thorough documentation of proposal submission, per office practices. Assist faculty with the development, review and submission of Just In Time and other post submission information requests. Keep up to date with sponsor and University policies, procedures and guidance to ensure compliant submissions. Develops/Conducts presentations regarding internal and external pre-award topics. Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field such as business or public administration, social sciences or the equivalent experience.
CRA or CPRA certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: MS Office suites: Excel, Word, Outlook; People Soft; above average written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact positively with various people within the department as well as vendors and clients.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 11089
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.