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Job ID: 185692

Grants Manager, Sponsored Projects Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 13, 2022
Title Grants Manager, Sponsored Projects Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Sponsored Projects Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fiscal Services

Position Summary
The Sponsored Projects Services department, within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, is seeking a Grants Manager.

Responsibilities include:
Successfully manage a departmental portfolio, as the primary point of contact, for proposal submissions, negotiating, interpreting and applying award terms and conditions, processing awards, and seeking sponsor approval when required.
Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide information regarding policies and procedures and seeks resolutions to problems.
Assists faculty with submission of progress reports.
Analyze processes and recommend improvement/ efficiencies.

A flexible work schedule may be an option for this position.

The Grants Manager is responsible for performing diversified and complex administrative activities for various Pre-Award and non-financial Post-Award activities of sponsored awards, oversees compliance with awarding agency terms and conditions and conformance to various policies and regulations.

The Grants Manager has direct experience with proposal submissions, negotiating and acceptance of awards from Federal, Non-Federal, State, or Non-profit sponsoring agencies. He/she also has working knowledge of various sponsor electronic systems, such as, eRA Commons or other sponsor portals.

This position requires the ability to work independently with little oversight, and to be timely with tasks and communication. This position must also be able to work collaboratively within SPS and to be an effective team member to accomplish both SPS and university goals.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About Sponsored Projects Services
The Sponsored Projects Services department manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding for University researchers.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of direct experience with administration of sponsored funding in a university setting, central office or sponsored projects office.
Demonstrated experience in preparing, negotiating and accepting awards from governmental agencies and/or non-profit private entities.
Demonstrated experience with federal, state and sponsor level requirements for sponsored awards.
Proficient in navigating business systems, electronic documents and sponsors’ websites.
Demonstrated experience/ knowledge of various sponsor electronic systems, such as, eRA Commons and other systems.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to work in a diverse, deadline driven environment.
Ability to identify research and resolve problems, and follow through on assignments with moderate direction.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe.

Preferred Qualifications
3+ years of direct experience with administration of sponsored funding in a university setting, central office or sponsored projects office.
Advanced Degree in science, law or business.
Experience in a Higher Education setting.
Certification in Research Administration (CRA).

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