Grants and Contracts Specialist
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). In lieu of a degree, four (4) years relevant experience with research administration, or a combination of higher education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated financial and/or administrative experience involving a variety of grants. Experience analyzing and preparing project budgets. Familiarity with various sponsor and sponsoring agency electronic research administration systems.
Master's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in business or a related field. Two or more (2+) years of experience involving grants in pre-/post-awards. Experience delivering presentations and/or training. Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and/or Google Apps. Previous work experience in pre-/post award research administration at a non-profit or academic research institution. Experience negotiating the terms and conditions of research awards and/or grants. Completed SRA and/or NCURA professional development workshops/classes. Experience with pre-awards electronic routing and submission systems. An understanding of Uniform Guidance and federal regulatory compliance requirements including conflict of interest, export controls and research involving animals and humans.
Working within the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Grants and Contracts Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of Grants and is responsible for advising on the technical administration of the grants within this position's portfolio. Therefore, it is imperative that this position have a working knowledge of the technical aspects of grants. Since the Grants and Contracts Specialist position is responsible for reviewing grant proposals and the establishment of new awards, and outgoing subawards, they are also expected to stay abreast of any changes in regulations or overall funder policies and practices.
The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. They will also have excellent computer and communication skills and will be service oriented. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
The Office of Sponsored Programs also notes that being comfortable speaking confidently when communicating with investigators and sponsors is essential as well having experience working with minimal supervision, exercising independent judgment in support of departmental initiatives
As a Grants and Contracts Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for:
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
This position may be eligible for alternative workplace arrangements/telework (remote or virtual) or hybrid.
Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, the candidate hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3).
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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