Overview

The position assists faculty and staff principal investigators with post-award administration of externally funded grants, contracts and other sponsored projects. The position also provides support to the Grants Accountant in the Controller’s Office reviewing and reconciling departmental expenditures monthly. Provides a high-level of service that maintains strong working relationships by interacting with faculty and internal and external contacts, such as granting agencies by managing the internal award process and the management of sponsored funding.

Duties/Responsibilities
30% Oversees and manages budgetary and regulatory aspects of the sponsored activity portfolio.

20% Interfaces with Finance and Administration and the Budget Office as needed for budget tracking; meets with principal investigators initially and periodically to review award terms and conditions, grant expenditures and spending plans, and to resolve/troubleshoot concerns.

20% Updates OSRP database of awards as needed, including cost sharing commitments; maintains financial records; identifies and resolves operational issues; monitors compliance on external awards.

20% In coordination with the Grants Accountant tracks and timely establishes new award notifications in Banner Finance; prepares regular updates, quarterly reports/activities, and reports as requested by the OSRP Director, Controller, and other key stakeholders.

10% May perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
• Master’s degree and demonstrated written and oral communication.
• Higher education administration experience
• Knowledge of programs and procedures for funding agencies, including federal and state entities
• Experience in a fast-paced environment responsible for fiscal management of contracts and grants
• Experience in preparing budgets and maintaining financial records

Management Preferences:
• Higher education administration experience
• Knowledge of programs and procedures for funding agencies, including federal and state entities
• 10+ years of experience in a fast-paced environment responsible for fiscal management of contracts and grants
• Understanding and appreciation for partnerships with faculty, senior administrators and external research sponsor officials.
• CRA certification
• Experience with interfacing with a diverse clientele, including campus constituencies or comparable group
• Experience in preparing budgets and maintaining financial records

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

Tagged as: grants, sponsored research