Grant and Contract Officer II - Band G
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) oversees the administration of sponsored programs at Cornell University including sponsored research, instruction and extension. OSP operates through delegation of authority from the University Board of Trustees as a unit of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
As the Team Leader for the Federal Center of Expertise and Senior Grant and Contract Officer, work with a team of professionals to provide pre- and post- non-financial award administration of a portion of University's 4,000 sponsored projects that support approximately $300 million in sponsored activity annually. Provide strong leadership and management to a team of Grant and Contract Officers, evaluate workloads and assign portfolios to ensure equity around the team. Provide mentoring and training to team members. Participate in or lead, at the request of the Director, special projects, decision-making and internal policy development.
Keep abreast of federal and sponsor regulations and communicate to team and campus. Build and maintain positive relations with internal and external customers. Set goals and priorities for the Federal team, focusing on service orientation and performance metrics. Develop and deliver training within OSP and to the broader Cornell community.
Provide senior leadership and expertise in the review, negotiation, and execution of highly complex sponsored research proposals, contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements. Work closely with investigators, sponsors, and university research administrators and executives throughout the pre-award and award process to provide timely and effective support and services to advance research and other sponsored programs and maintain positive sponsor relationships while adhering to regulations and University policies.
Bachelor degree with 3-5 years of experience with sponsored agreements in an academic setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to understand, apply and communicate complicated contractual terms, sponsor regulations and University policies to individuals in and outside the University while maintaining high level of confidentiality. Negotiation skills of highly complicated terms and conditions in a high-volume environment.
Thorough understanding and working knowledge of the OMB Uniform Guidance, FAR, DFAR and other applicable US regulations. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply contract law, intellectual property, insurance and indemnification and other external regulations and internal policies to advance business needs while appropriately managing institutional risk.
Experience with complex enterprise IT systems and ability to effectively use technology.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Effective oral and written communication skills, including development and delivery of training, written guidance, directions, and procedures that are end-user friendly and focused; and in engaging external and internal stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes. Acute sense of the importance of deadlines and time management skills. Ability to lead teams, work through formal and informal decision-making networks, and apply risk-based analyses and decision-making that will meet the need of multiple constituencies. Detail-oriented, comfortable handling multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-faced environment.
JD or other advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, or business administration. Two to three years of supervisory experience strongly preferred.
Visa Sponsorship is not available.
University Job Title:Grant Contract Ofcr II
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Kristie Devine
Number of Openings:1
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