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Grants & Contracts Pro 1 or 2 (Pre-Award Admin)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID360903
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyGrants & Contracts
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8221PE
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job

Grants & Contracts Pro 1 (8221PE) or Grants & Contracts Pro 2 (8222GG)

The Department of Surgery Grants & Contracts (SGC) team has an exciting entry level opportunity with room for growth. We are seeking a Grants & Contracts Professional 1 or 2 (depending on experience) to manage an independent workload of proposal submissions in an environment of continuous improvement to provide exceptional grant preparation assistance to busy clinical and research faculty.This hybrid position will primarily work independently with day-to-day activities; and report to the
Grants & Contracts Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to be in the office 2 days per
week during the 6-month probationary period and a minimum of 1 day per week after passing

The successful candidate will receive training and be part of a collaborative team who helps facilitate
proposal submission up to the point an award is made. This position reports to the SGC Manager.

TYPICAL TASKS (These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the
assignment of related tasks in any position of this class.)85% Proposal Preparation and Award Management
* Manage the proposal preparation and submission process from initial development through
point of award for an assigned group of investigators (faculty, post-docs, etc.) on a wide variety of
funding mechanisms that includes R-series, training grants, career development awards,
program/project, center-type, internal UMN funding, foundations, and State of Minnesota.
* Develop budgets for sponsored projects in collaboration with the principal investigator(s),
Surgery Clinical Trials Office (SurgCTO), and accounting personnel, ensuring proposals contain
appropriate effort and other resources.
* Understand and communicate sponsor and University restrictions regarding PI/staff eligibility,
cost sharing, F&A sharing, sponsor restrictions, and award terms.
* Assist with new departmental research initiatives as they are developed.

15% Compliance and Administration
* Contribute to team meeting agendas regarding current issues, policy updates, workload, tool
development, etc. and take notes at meetings
* Collaborate with other SGC team members to ensure seamless service delivery of proposals
* Share knowledge and interpretation of issues relevant to proposals and awards
* Monitor both sponsor pre-award compliance (FCOI, RCR, Sponsors' public access policies, other
support documentation, use of human subjects or vertebrate animals, etc.) and University pre-award
compliance across the DOS
* Continue professional development by attending relevant courses, workshops, seminars,
professional society meetings and other training opportunities, as agreed upon with the SGC Manager
* Other tasks, as assigned by the SGC ManagerPlease note that GCP 1 & 2s do the same type of work but there are some differences between the two levels:
*GCP 2s have more experience and will be expected to handle a larger workload and may require less training.
*GCP 2s will be responsible for a larger number of faculty, which may require more collaboration.
The salary range is -$48,505.60 - $64,000, depending on experience.
This position requires responses to additional questions that will be emailed to you after you apply. Your application will not be considered complete until we receive your responses to those additional questions.

All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications (for Grants & Contracts Pro 1)
* BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years; applied knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on accuracy and timeliness of
* Candidate should demonstrate ability to operate independently under general supervision.
* Candidate should be able to independently solve complex problems in Research Administration

Required Qualifications (for Grants & Contracts Pro 2)
* BA/BS plus at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least 6 years.
* Candidate should demonstrate ability to operate independently under general supervision.
* Candidate should be able to independently solve complex problems in Research Administration

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience participating in program and administrative planning for grants in the areas of
research, preparation, and submission.
* Experience prioritizing competing deadlines, task, and projects.
* Experience working in higher education institution

About the Department

Committed to innovation and diversity, the Medical School educates physicians, scientists, and health professionals; generates knowledge and treatments; and cares for patients and communities with compassion and respect. We value excellence, inclusiveness, collaboration, and discovery. To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please visit:


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-8647.

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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