A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Provide direct supervision of 3-4 Research Process Coordinators. Manager duties include interviewing, selecting and training of employees; setting and adjusting their rates of pay and hours of work; planning and directing their work using metrics; appraising their productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in their status; handling their complaints and grievances and disciplining them when necessary. Guide Research Administration team and departmental staff with interpretation and application of UM, CoE and ME policies related to Research Administration. Provide guidance, recommendations, creative solutions, and advice on effective sponsored project management. Represent ME on committees as requested/needed. Serve as a liaison between faculty, ORSP, other units, and Sponsored Programs.
Oversee departmental cost share budget. Prepare reports such as the Big 10 Report, trend reports, and ad-hoc requests from Dept UA, Chair, and College. Identify new or changed sponsored research policies, create procedures as needed, and communicate these to the faculty and appropriate staff. Represent ME on committees as requested/needed.
Monitor accounts receivable. Review Research Scientists' appointment funding and work with HR to initiate RIF process when necessary. Work with Dept UA and RAs to ensure faculty offset is met. Provide guidance to staff and faculty on departmental policies such as teaching expectations, offset, GSRA funding, and others as they relate to research funding. Oversee GSRA funding collected and approved by RAs every term and act as backup when needed.
Review and approve proposals, subcontracts, unfunded agreements, and post-award change requests. Review/Approve journal entries and vouchers as needed.
Preaward duties including preparing budgets, grant applications, proposals, and unfunded agreements ensuring agency and university guidelines and timelines are met. Serve as a liaison with Department, CoE Dean's office and ORSP.
Post-award duties including PACRs, financial reporting, processing and tracking subcontracts, tracking cost-share obligations, account review, UG Reports, spend down plans, FSRs, etc. Serve as faculty financial advisor, consulting on best practices and strategic planning for project financial management. Work with faculty each term to determine grad student funding and update database accordingly. Work with faculty to ensure they meet department offset requirements. Update department finance database with project balances. Send faculty regular, periodic balance reports. Prepare financial reports for sponsors as needed. Serve as a liaison with Department, CoE Dean's office and Sponsored Programs.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field plus 3-5 years of grant award activity experience.
Ability to work independently; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proofreading and editing skills; ability to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, and students under a variety of circumstances.
Strong multi-tasking ability with propensity to adjust for changing priorities; attention to detail and strong follow-through skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.
Strong proficiency in use of computers, including Excel, Word, M-Pathways, Grants.gov, eResearch, and Business Objects.
Expert knowledge of grant proposals, both pre-and post-award.
Must demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of the team.
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