Pre-Awards Grants Manager (Contracts/Grants Specialist) - (170000UI)
University of Maryland, Baltimore is currently seeking a Pre-Award Grants Manager (Contracts/Grants Specialist) for the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department in the School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences. This position will be responsible for grant and contract submissions including program proposals; interacting with faculty, postdoc and other administrative personnel to collect supporting documents necessary for compliance and grant submissions. This position will help identify funding sources for faculty and assist with editing proposals as needed.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Facilitate faculty, postdoc and student in preparation, development, review, and submission of grant and contract proposals and applications.
Utilizes Kuali Coeus software to enter and route external and internal documents, agreements, contracts, and applications to the appropriate university officials for final submission to the sponsoring company, foundation or funding agency.
Identify funding sources for program proposals and assist Department Chairs and Program Chairs with related program proposal development and submission. Take the lead in post award program grant management to insure compliance.
Coordinates budget development, advising on determination and computation of appropriate salary levels, percentages of effort, fringe benefit rates, and indirect cost rate and base. Exercises discretion with regard to involving department chair/administrator with budgeting issues.
Reviews and interprets funding agency guidelines and regulations. Confirm that submissions adhere to all stated campus and sponsored organizational guidelines.
Advise faculty on level of effort and potential compliance issues. Compose a list of all material and other essential information required (i.e. target dates and times, formatting, page and budget limits, and eligibility details). Assist investigators with final review of the application to ensure that all proposals are administratively complete finalized into a flawless form before submission.
Researches proposal opportunities and prepares announcements, newsletters, and other communications. Coordinate post award reporting for all grants and contracts, including progress report submissions, grant closeouts, invention reports, financial status reports, and specific documents related to training grants.
Develop and maintain databases, including documentation of all proposals processed through the PSC Business Office. Advise the department Administrator, program chairs and Chair on matters related to grant routing
Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or another appropriate field.
3 years of related experience.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Financial Disclosure is required.
Credit history review may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat.
- Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple grants and contracts submissions in a timely manner.
- Skill in acting as a liaison with internal clients to ensure timely and accurate submission of proposal.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Ability to work as an effective team member.
- Demonstrated success in a deadline-driven environment and ability complete projects on-schedule with a high standard of quality.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E1433E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
: Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences
: May 15, 2017