Reporting to the Director of Cardiology Research Administration, the Sr. Grants Specialist will take the lead in all pre-award administrative aspects of research applications and non-financial post-award management of awards for the Division of Cardiology and the Division of Preventive Medicine. Additionally, the Sr. Grants Specialist works to identify potential funding opportunities with federal, state, and private funders, and to disseminate funding opportunity information to faculty and researchers.
Responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts activities to include proposal submission and coordination; proposal budget and justification preparation; sponsor and university proposal form completion; and Just-in-Time (JIT) protocol.
Reviews, highlights, and communicates application instructions and proposal requirements to investigators, with minimal supervision.
Proactively assists investigators, fellows, graduate students, and post-docs with the submission of proposals through various electronic systems.
Prepares and coordinates the submission of annual progress reports, no cost extension request and closeout reports for all non-competing renewals of currently funded projects to SPA.
Aids Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) with award set-up to ensure appropriate budget is entered into ARC.
Maintains all proposal information and forms in Division share folder including Other Support, Biosketches and Cost Share Letters.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise in federal, state private agencies??? regulations and policies and stays abreast with the OMB circulars which affect sponsored program activities.
Provides sound judgement and possesses the ability to make decisions in the director???s absence.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or equivalent in education and experience, plus at least four years of progressive related financial experience in a large complex organization, preferably in a healthcare or university setting.
Three or more years??? experience in pre-award and/or sponsored research administration in a university setting, with a strong commitment to customer service.
Ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet tight proposal deadlines with demonstrated tact, poise, diplomacy, and professionalism.
Demonstrated time-management and detail-oriented skills.
Demonstrated ability to interpret federal regulations, procedures and/or compliance standards.
Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Excellent Proofreading skills.
Solid experience with budget development and strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Must be able to manage and work effectively with complex financial systems, models, and methodologies; research and prepare comprehensive reports; plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services; and develop and maintain effective relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators at all levels.
Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills needed.
Expert-level computer skills including MS Excel, data warehouse and reporting tools, queries, and reports.
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