Grants Analyst I/Grants Analyst II, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 497218
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark, Lewes
Categories: Grants & Contracts, Full Time

This position primarily works remotely but the incumbent must be available to go to campus (Newark or Lewes) if needed.

PAY GRADE: 29E / 30E

Under the general direction of the Manager, Grant Administration, the Grants Analyst manages the pre-award and post-award administration for contracts and grants as part of a team managing the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment research expenditures of approximately $50M. Ensure accurate and efficient proposal submission and award management of contracts and grants from federal, state, and industrial sponsors. Manage the administrative functions and fiscal affairs of numerous awards and serves as advisor to Principal Investigators (PI) for financial and non-financial management of their awards. Ensure compliance with federal, state and university policies and procedures with regards to research administration. Work with specified faculty in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. As a member of the Finance Office, responsible for maintaining productive relationships with constituencies related to research administration in the College. Independently resolve administrative and/or procedural problems in all research categories including matters of compliance. Assist in completion of special financial management projects, to include report generation using a variety of data sources and techniques. A primary function of this position is to exercise independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance within the Research Administration realm of responsibility.

  • Provide in-depth guidance to PI, in developing competitive proposals to secure independent funding for projects; review the solicitation information and sponsor requirements to guide the process including observation of potentially difficult clauses, match requirements, etc.; recommend budget, certifications, effort committed and match funding requests; verify accuracy prior to submission to the University Research Office.

  • Create, compile and review complex proposal information including budget, budget justification, and proposal documents for submission to appropriate funding agencies.
  • Interface with subrecipient and collaborator participants to ensure completion of subrecipient proposal inputs including budgets, effort commitments, statement of work and other sponsor and Research Office required documents.
  • Act as liaison between Research Office and faculty member on all award set-up issues/questions e.g., recommendations on contract/agreement terms and conditions. Review and make suggestions for award document for restrictions, reports and anything specific to the award.
  • Analyze and evaluate awarded grants, contracts, and subcontracts and advise principle investigator of sponsors' requirements during the life of award to maintain consistency with terms and conditions to reduce the chance of an audit finding.
  • Facilitate award management: on a monthly basis, ensure that expenditures for budgeted grants and contracts are monitored, and that reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts in preparation for distribution to faculty.

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Job Posting: 876828

Posted On: Dec 18, 2021

Updated On: Dec 20, 2021