We are seeking a Senior Grants Associate who will act as one of the four Grants Associates for Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA). The Sr. GA will assist the Assistant Director of Grants in the training, direction and management of the Grants Team. The Sr. GA supports the Assistant Director and the Grants Team by assisting with daily questions, workload assignments, and training of Grants Associates and Sponsored Projects Specialists.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The Sr. GA will independently review, negotiate and sign most grant, cooperative agreement and incoming subgrant applications and awards for assigned departments; provide problem resolution with respect to grant proposals and awards; serve as resource for sponsored projects questions and database access and review, correct/negotiate and sign the following applications and awards for assigned departments:
All applications and awards to/from foundations and other nonprofit sponsors
All federal electronic applications and awards
All incoming subawards except those under prime awards from commercial sponsors or federal contracts
All noncompeting grant and incoming subaward applications to both government and nonprofit sponsors
Prior approval requests and administrative updates such as no-cost extension requests, JIT documentation, pre-award cost prior approvals, etc.
Certification of human subjects and/or animal approvals
Final invention reports and relinquishing statements
Communicate with faculty and staff to provide instruction, assistance and advice on grant application preparation and administration and to request corrections and resolve discrepancies.
Know and understand sponsor and University policies.
Remain informed and up-to-date concerning events, regulations and changes that affect sponsored projects.
Interpret guidelines and apply them to specific applications, awards and issues.
Assist faculty and staff with access and use of grant-related electronic submission sites and databases such as COEUS, Grants.gov, E-commons.
Conduct specialized training courses for departments as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree required.
Five years experience in research administration with some specialized experience in grant administration.
Familiarity with legal principles of negotiation.
Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to handle multiple projects in a deadline driven environment.
Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to handle ambiguity and exercise independent judgment.
Must be a fast learner and able to work independently after initial instruction.
Strong ability to negotiate working relationships.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and willing to travel to various professional meetings and conferences.
Strong computer skills required.
Working knowledge of spreadsheet applications, word processing and databases.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Advanced degree preferred.
Experience with Coeus and SAP software a plus.
Classified Title: Contracts Associate Working Title: Sr. Grants Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Eastern High Campus Department name: Research Administration Ofc of Personnel area: University Administration
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