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Under very general direction of the Manager of CALS Office for Sponsored Research, in collaboration with eligible Principal Investigators (PIs), the Grant Proposal Coordinator (GPC) will provide support for pre-award sponsored project and other restricted proposal submissions as required. This position functions within a Grant Proposal Team (GPT) supporting 20 departments that combined submits approximately ~1,100 proposals per year. In collaboration with the Department and PI, ensure that the proposal(s) complies fully with college, university and agency-specific policy guidelines and promote the PIs final submission according to CALS policy deadlines. Coordinate and serve as liaison to CALS GCOs, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Administrative Managers (AMs), department chairs, agency representatives and PIs to respond to pre-award related issues and questions during the proposal preparation and submission process.
Formal training beyond HS diploma of 2 years of college coursework or Associate's degree in financial/business management or equivalent with 2 to 4 years of experience in a complex academic or research setting. Experience with sponsored project proposal preparation and submission. Must possess high standards of integrity in order to develop and maintain trust with faculty, staff, and collaborators. Proficiency with computer applications for financial management and reporting (e.g., Excel, Word, Access, and/or FileMaker). Must be comfortable working with new and developing administrative systems and computer applications. Sound judgment, excellent reasoning and decision-making skills, meticulous record keeping and ability to work with diverse personalities. Must be able to work under pressure with a great deal of initiative. Excellent oral/written communication, organizational and time management skills are essential, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, while accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature, meeting competing deadlines and priorities. Ability to work with and represent work unit professionally and ethically with tact, diplomacy, and advocacy, while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment. Ability to foster a team environment while meeting individual and CALS goals in accordance with the broader mission. Ability to work and build sustaining partnerships with college, university and departmental financial offices and staff. Must have demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a highly professional manner. May occasionally be required to work overtime.
Bachelor's degree and concentrated experience in a financial office setting involving complex financial structures and multiple revenue sources. Knowledge and expertise with Cornell University Contract College & OSP policies, accounting systems, as well as working knowledge of Workday and other mainframe systems.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
University Job Title:Accounts Rep IV
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Will Fisher
Number of Openings:1
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