In support of initiatives for tremendous research growth, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Sponsored Program Services (SPS), is actively recruiting to expand capacity and fill multiple current and anticipated Post-Award Grants and Contracts Specialist positions.
Responsibilities will include account set-up for awarded projects; processing financial and accounting transactions; assuring sound fiscal oversight and financial compliance; serving as representative/liaison between faculty/researchers, department administrators, and sponsors; providing direct support and guidance to faculty in the financial administration of grants and contracts; creating detailed monthly financial reports for analysis and projection of expenditures.
The ideal candidate for this position will be an energetic, self-starter, who can work effectively independently, and also cooperatively as a member of a specialized team. Preferred candidates will have experience in sponsored research administration in a university or comparable organizational setting.
Sponsored Program Services (SPS) assists faculty with the administration of sponsored program activities to reduce administrative burdens on researchers and department staff. Our goal is to help faculty win more grants and provide comprehensive pre-and post-award services, including:
Faculty Services (Pre-Award and/or Post-Award) Activities:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Full-time positions include an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement, as well as employee and tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut. Salaries typically start at the minimum of the salary band and range to the mid-point for progressively experienced candidates. Positions are anticipated to be based on the main UConn Storrs Campus. Employees are currently telecommuting until directed to return to campus or as an otherwise authorized condition of employment.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495317 and upload a resume and cover letter that illustrate how applicants (1) satisfy the education and experience requirements, and (2) effectively demonstrate how the qualifications required for the position are satisfied and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Employment of successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 31, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical links to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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