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Grants & Contracts Pro 2-G&C Generalist

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352579

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyGrants & Contracts

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8222GG

Employee ClassCivil Service

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About the Job
This position provides grant and research support to faculty in the Department of Surgery. The position reports to the Administrative Director for Research.
The Grants/Contracts Professional 2 will be part of the Department of Surgery Research Support Services (SRSS) team to manage research grants and contracts following award. This individual will work closely with the other members of SRSS as well as with faculty and their personnel to manage and facilitate grant activities. They will offer guidance and expertise on budgeting, compliance, electronic data and file management, and reporting. You will also have an active role in coordinating funded projects by drafting subcontract awards, vendor agreements, and other research-related contracts; tracking budgets; and purchasing research services, equipment, and supplies.Responsibilities
Award Management, 80% effort
* Manage the award from process notification to closeout.
Responsibilities include: responding to sponsor requests, understanding budget limitations, identifying solutions to sponsor's restrictions, preparing budget and administrative portions of the proposal/progress report, obtaining subaward documentation, liaising with departmental and collegiate administration and SPA throughout life of the award, preparing other support documents for Department of Surgery faculty, working with the department finance team to manage prime and subaward budgets, and following up with stakeholders, as necessary.
* Understand and communicate sponsor and University policies regarding PI/staff eligibility, cost sharing, F&A sharing, sponsor restrictions, and award terms, and monitor research compliance requirements.
* Track status of submitted applications.
* Work with Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) office on setting up outgoing and incoming subawards and research agreements.
* Manage the progress report, carry forward, and no cost extension processes.
* Develop budgets for annual grant renewals and requests to carry-forward unobligated balances.
* Work with other departments and institutions on collaborative awards.
* Maintain NIH Other Support documents.
* Assist with new departmental research initiatives as they are developed.
* Manage UFRA submissions, including the processing of Material Transfer Agreements, and with the Privacy Office on Confidentiality and Data-Use Agreements, and other unfunded collaborative research agreements.
* Monitor and review subaward invoicing.
* Liaise and communicate effectively with stakeholders in the grant process, including faculty, researchers, SPA, sponsors, internal and external collaborators, and team members.

Development and Planning, 10% effort
* Participate in weekly Grants Management Team planning meetings regarding current issues, policy updates, workload, processes, future tool development, etc.
* Work with team to develop and maintain a library of standard application, award, or management components.
* Provide feedback on templates/job aids and additional guidance for new and experienced PIs thereby making processes more efficient and documents more thorough and accurate
* Continue professional development by attending relevant courses, workshops, seminars, professional society meetings and other training opportunities.

Compliance and Research Project Management, 10% effort
* Ensure that research personnel are compliant with all UMN, state and federal regulations. Continually update records and assist with identifying needed trainings of supported faculty.
* Ensure compliance with University research policies and procedures in all tasks.


All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications:
* BA/BS plus at least two years of professional experience performing scientific, administrative, budgetary or grant duties or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least six years.
* Demonstrated ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and ability to re-prioritize tasks as needed to meet all deadlines
* Effective team member skills and the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization (students, staff, faculty, stakeholders and central administration).
* Demonstrated effective problem identification and problem solving skills.
* Demonstrated willingness to learn and grow professionally
* Capable of accepting responsibility with a high level of independent initiative, proactivity, and creativity.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of accountability, follow-through, and internal drive.
* Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and similar Google toolsPreferred Qualifications:
* Experience working in higher education institution
* Experience working with post-award management, budget, and contract preparation as well as experience with NIH award management, business and industry award management or clinical trial management.
* Experience with electronic systems such as, Proposal Central and other grant management (e.g. UMN's EGMS), sponsor grant databases (e.g. NIH RePORTER) and funding opportunity databases (e.g. PIVOT) or University of Minnesota financial systems Please note that 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.

About the Department

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 Regents Scholarship
  • 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) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website 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-UOHR (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.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

    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.

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