• Pittsburgh , PA
  • Nonprofit
  • Full-Time
  • 4870 Forbes Ave

This position is responsible for administering and facilitating the pre-award grant preparation and submission process as well as other Pre-Award activities in the Office of Grants and Contracts. Responsible for acting as a mentor to the Grants Assistants and Grant Specialist I.

Ability to ensure compliance with financial and administrative award terms and conditions
Analyze budget justification for accuracy and thoroughness
Assist principal investigator and/or project administrators with proposal submission and preparation of grant and contract budgets following specific guidelines
Be a reference for Grants Assistants and those in the Grant Specialist I role for training and problem solving issues.
Collaborate with Grant Specialist III and Team Leaders on revising the information on the OGC website to keep it current and accurate.
Coordinate Other Support changes with project
Direct daily contact and interaction with PI and research staff, various staff and departments, and other Office of Grants and Contracts team members
Identify, suggest, and develop training tools for the research community.
Prepare and process requests for early account numbers
Process Just In Time (JIT) information requests from sponsoring agency
Process Notice of Grant Awards, Form0202, and Budget Modification Reports
Provide policy interpretation and procedure guidance to principal investigators and their staff
Remain current and knowledgeable on agency and procedures and requirements concerning grants management issues
Required to maintain confidentiality of classified and sensitive information
Responsible for on-going review and analysis of processes and actively contributing to process improvements for the OGC.
Serve on committees engaged to assess procedures and possible changes in the way the OGC conducts business.

Bachelors degree required preferably in Business Administration or Public Administration.
Two years of experience working with grants management in an academic setting, OR two years of experience working in research administration is required.
An equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
Ability to excise independent judgment to resolve complex problems. Capable to work autonomously but within a team environment.
Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word.
Preferences: Prior experience with account and/or grant management in an academic setting. Knowledge of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, & A-133 and the NIH Grants Policy Statement Detailed knowledge of federal, state, and private sponsor regulations and procedures applicable to grants and contracts Project administration and/or project management experience preferably in a research setting. Experience with client relations preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent analytic ability and negotiating skills. Personality - outgoing, friendly, deadline driven and customer service oriented.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.22 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No
Associated topics: fund, funding, grant, grant administration, grant administrator, grant management, proposal

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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