Contracts & Grants Specialist

  • Provides grant preparation review to understand requirements for the application process. Prepares guidelines for the submission. Provides the groundwork for the application required documents. Works with management to identify priorities of gathering and processing documents and develops contract requirements containing quantifiable specifications and measurable performance criteria. Reviews application forms, contract templates, correspondence, and selected agreements for appropriate presentation of compliance information. Develops timeline to meet submission deadlines and checklist of required documents. Generates required documents checklist for grant application.
  • Acts as point of contract and develops relationships with UMB parties, sponsor, and sub-contractors to ensure the contract or grant short- and long-term milestones are met. Safeguards the integrity of the grant or contract administration.
  • Navigates the Subcontract process through university systems, and provides groundwork to partners to ensure partnership is in compliance with University standards.
  • Collaborates with principal investigator (PI) and management to develop project plan by interpreting policy and procedure.
  • Reconciles budget based on approved budget by sponsor. Provides current and historical budget data to project expenditures and forecast income. Works with staff on identified potential ledger variances.
  • Prepares and reviews financial status reports and invoices. Organize the close out procedures with Faculty. Sets timelines to have the documents complete. Reviews final closeout.
  • Ensures all results are completed and submitted to sponsor. Identifies and assists in issue resolution and escalates as needed.
  • Acts as point of contact and advised PI on all financial transactions, such as travel, purchasing, or subcontracting.
  • Interprets and applies Federal, State, and sponsors guidelines and requirements.
  • Reviews applications for funding and process. Prepares grant and contract budget and application in line with university and federal policy.
  • Maintains and tracks required training documents and ensures all parties are in compliance with regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Contact Information

University of Maryland School of Medicine (CBOTH)

Lakeisha

Wilson

670 W Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-706-7086

Background Information

4-Year Degree

3

  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US

None

Target Job Information

63,000 - 7

  • Full Time