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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Sponsored Programs & COI Manager assists Appalachian PIs and sponsored project teams with development of proposal budgets, proposal submission, institutional routing, and fellowship applications to public and private extramural sponsors. This individual also manages the Sponsored Projects Conflict of Interest triage review process for the office, collaborating with the office of Research Protections as needed to refer conflicts or resolve minor questions.
The position reports to the Director of Sponsored Programs, who reports to the Interim Vice Provost for Research. The Sponsored Programs & COI Manager provides in depth consultation and technical assistance in grant and contract submission, award negotiation, and project management covering the life of sponsored projects from the point of submission through reporting and closeout for several assigned departments. It requires the development of relationships and interaction with on- and off- campus project teams and local and extramural administrators. This individual must be able to build consensus and assist with resolution of sensitive issues, which includes working with research teams and administrators or program officers external to the University that represent a variety of organizational types crossing state and sometimes national borders.
Work includes analyzing, interpreting, and applying knowledge garnered from the sponsor’s historical award data, program guidelines, and agency submission guidance, as well as state, federal, and university policies. This individual assists with change management and workshop programming in the office of Sponsored Programs, assuming a leadership role in the design and delivery of educational programs. This individual may occasionally provide primary authorship for important projects, present workshops, and maintain and prepare reports and statistical data.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. Prior work experience within an office of Sponsored Programs or Research Administration. Sponsored Programs Certification – Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) is preferred. Three years of relevant experience that includes project/program and proposal development, writing and budgeting; the submission of proposals through electronic systems and experience using federal electronic management systems; the development of related policies, procedures or practices; management of Conflict of Interest reviews; knowledge of government grants, contracts and compliance regulations; and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with academic and administrative employees as well as funding agency staff. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills, especially in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite products, the Google suite of tools, Internet search tools and electronic databases. Effective written and oral communication skills are a must, as are the ability to work independently and manage time effectively in a team environment.
Department: Office of Research - 282000