The Sponsored Projects Services department, within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, is seeking an Agreement Administrator I.
The Agreement Administrator I works in an apprentice/ assistant mode with one or more Agreement Administrator colleagues, to learn policies and procedures for performing diversified and complex administrative functions for various Pre-Award and non-financial Post-Award activities of sponsored awards.
The Agreement Administrator I will be trained with expectation that a departmental portfolio will be assigned as to serve as the primary point of contact to oversee compliance with awarding agency terms and conditions and conformance to various policies and regulations.
Proposal submission in various sponsor electronic systems and Click Grants Module
Provides research administration support to faculty and staff by negotiating, interpreting and applying award terms and conditions, processing awards, and seeking sponsor approval when required
Review and verify information in university business systems, sponsor sites and internal records to be provided for Other Support (Just-in-Time) sponsor requests
Assists faculty with submission of progress reports
Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide information regarding policies and procedures and seeks resolutions to problems.
A remote/hybrid work schedule may be an option for this position.
About Sponsored Projects Services
The Sponsored Projects Services department manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding and is dedicated to providing the best support possible for University researchers.
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.
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.
At least 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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
Proficiency in navigating business systems, electronic documents and sponsors’ websites
Proficient in Microsoft office and Adobe.
Demonstrated experience in preparing and negotiating agreements with governmental agencies and/or private entities.
Advanced Degree in science, law or business.
Experience in a Higher Education setting.
Demonstrated familiarity with federal, state and sponsor level requirements for sponsored awards.
Certification in Research Administration (CRA)
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