Grant Coordinator - Pre-Award - 12133BR

Grant Coordinator - Pre-Award

Department: 
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The KU Life Span Institute seeks a Grant Coordinator. This position will assist LSI affiliated investigators and staff with discovering funding opportunities, preparing and submitting proposal and technical reports to external funding agencies.

Job Description

50% Assist principal investigators (PIs) and other project development staff in proposal preparation including compliance with Federal, State, University and KUCR policies for grant and contract proposals. Specialize in budget development and review, especially complex multi-project or site proposals. Coordinate, edit and format collaborative proposal narratives including center grants and program projects conforming to agency specifications. Verify correct formats, including length, font size, and other restrictions to avoid proposal being rejected due to "formatting" errors.

30% Review proposals for budgetary compliance and justification: Verifying allowable costs, salary restrictions, pre- and post-award conditions, travel limitations, F&A rates, F&A return and reporting requirements. Review grant applications, make revisions as needed. Assures proper signatures on proposals for transmission to meet funding agency deadlines. Work with PIs and administrative staff to ensure that proposals are submitted on time. Prepare, upload, and verify electronically submitted proposals. Communicate with PIs about any ensuing problems with electronic submissions. Enter proposal data into Streamlyne and interact with various University compliance and reporting tools.

10% Performs follow-up regarding compliance issues (minimally, on an annual basis). Alert PIs and assist them with the preparation of "Just-in-Time" (JIT) reports for NIH in anticipation of the receipt of grant awards. Assist investigators and LSI staff with no-cost extension requests, non-competing continuations, budget revisions for project setup, etc.

5% Communicate with LSI investigators regularly about research opportunities and new funding initiatives. Represent the Life Span Institute's Project Development team on committees and at meetings with KUCR and the Office of Research. Serve as a liaison to KUCR-PreAward office, KUCR-Contracts, COI, HSC and IACUC Committees to ensure LSI compliance with policies and proper submission of all forms of proposals.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or other relevant field and 2 years’ relevant work experience (administrative, grant, accounting support, etc.).
  2. At least 2 years’ experience working independently to accomplish complex, detail-oriented tasks to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment as evidenced by previous work experience.
  3. Excellent written communication skills. Written communication skills will be evaluated by quality of application materials.
  4. At least 3 years’ experience with computers including spreadsheet, word processing, and database software programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. At least 1 year of experience with NIH, USDE, NSF, HHS, or other relevant federal or state agency grant preparation or grant administration.
  2. Intermediate math skills as evidenced by work history and/or coursework.
  3. Previous knowledge of and experience working in a university research environment.
  4. Previous experience with University of Kansas electronic research administration systems.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete the online application and provide a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, and a resume with contact information of 3 professional references that can attest to your qualifications and work experience. Deadline to apply is June 22, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jessica Black-Magnussen, jessica@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$44,000 - $48,000

Application Review Begins

23-Jun-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
12133BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
23-Jun-2018
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