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Post - Award Grants Specialist (ORIC) -- Government AgenciesJob Summary:
The Post-award Grants Specialist reports directly to the Director of Research Development & Sponsored Programs in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration (ORIC) and is primarily responsible for working collaboratively with Spelman College faculty and staff to ensure effective and efficient monitoring and proper stewardship of sponsored projects funded by government agencies. This position coordinates activities related to the establishment, implementation, and close-out of awarded grants. Serving as the first and primary point of contact for awardees who have received external grant funding, the Post-award Grants Specialist prepares awardees for effective management of external funds through orientations, regular meetings/updates, and guidance provided in a unified "Welcome to your Grant Guide", currently in development and in collaboration with the Office of Budgets and Contracts and the Division of Institutional Advancement.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Bachelor's degree required with at least three years of relevant experience in sponsored programs. Prior knowledge of the OMB Circulars required. The incumbent must have previously demonstrated the ability to interact with governmental agencies (e.g. federal, state) and work collegially and respectfully with faculty, staff and funding agencies. Must have extensive working knowledge and be able to apply a deep understanding of federal and state rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; and interpret policies and funding agency regulations for others. Must understand and manage multiple types of award mechanisms, including grants, sub-awards, and cooperative agreements. This position requires strong customer service focus while working in a diverse community, excellent written, verbal and time management skills. Excellent oral communication skills are required when presenting information and responding to questions from internal and external customers in one-on-one or group situations. Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external constituents and stakeholders with diplomacy and tact is essential. The incumbent must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and legal documents. Good proofreading skills are essential. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from various stakeholders such as faculty, funding agencies, or regulatory agencies is necessary. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point). Incumbent may be required to process basic letters, memos, emails, and formal business correspondence; handle such things as mail merges, spreadsheets using formulas and pivot tables, and creating forms, tables, and graphs. The employee must be able to conduct extensive internet and funding database searches. The duties require knowledge of budget procedures and experience with Banner Financial Module a plus.Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree or certification as a research administrator (CRA) preferred. Prior experience in a college or university setting preferred.Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions :
It is expected that incumbent will pursue a certification as a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) within two years of hire, if not already certified.Shift:
Days% Travel Required:
1% - 25%Full Time/Part Time:
ExemptNumber of Vacancies:
SC0336PPosting Open Date:
09/07/2021Open Until Filled:
Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.
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