The University of Maryland Baltimore's (UMB) Office of Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) is looking for 1-2 Grants Administrators at level II, III, or IV. SPA provides oversight and administrative support to investigators and departmental administrators throughout the life cycle of sponsored projects. These positions interpret sponsor regulations and guidelines and ensure fulfillment of all requirements and compliance with rules and regulations; engage in the review of budgets and all administrative aspects of applications; oversee the progress and submission of all applications; and work with research administrators on post award non-financial administrative matters.
Salary will be based on their level of experience and meeting minimum qualifications for SPA's defined job levels.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Independently review and analyze all grant proposal applications and awards, for compliance and consistency with federal and state laws and regulations, University policies and practices, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, and agency policies and procedures.
Under senior staff supervision, communicate with sponsors, UMB principal investigators and department administrators on questions or concerns related to grant applications and/or award notices.
Submit closeout documents for all awards and all NIH Common Functions for reporting and submission.
Coordinate process to assist all outgoing faculty in transferring all defined grant awards to their new institutions.
Use analytical and problem-solving skills to provide answers and solutions for questions and issues raised by department administrators or principal investigators.
Understand and implement non-financial post-award administration for the various types of sponsors and to meet the requirements of their policies. Apply intermediate knowledge of sponsor policies on cost principles.
Collaborate with Sponsored Projects Accounting & Compliance in providing departments and PI non-financial post award management, compliance, and reporting.
Identify and suggest improvements and solutions of team's workflow and processes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The Grants IV level requires advanced knowledge of the duties described above and will oversee and triage day-to-day workflow of Grants staff.
Education : Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or other discipline appropriate to the position.
Experience : Two to five years of administrative experience in the area of research administration or sponsored programs; Grants II (2 years), Grants III (3 years) and Grants IV (5 years).
Certification : Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Supervisory: Two (2) years of training, work coordination, and monitoring work of others required for the Grants IV level.
Other : Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Committee.
May consider combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working in Kuali Research, data warehouse, and reporting tools is preferred.
Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and ability to interpret and apply US Federal Agency policies to grant applications and awards.
Knowledge of all applicable NIH requirements, regulations, and laws.
Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.
Hiring Range : Commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3910D
Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: Research and Development - Sponsored Programs Administration
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.