Grants Analyst I

Newark, Delaware

University of Delaware
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Grants Analyst I, Agriculture and Natural Resources Apply now Job no: 499251 College / VP Area:College of Ag & Natural Res Work type: Staff Location: Newark/Hybrid Categories: Grants & Contracts, Full Time Pay Grade: 29E Context of the Job: Under the general direction of the Manager, Grants Administration, the Grants Analyst I manages the pre-award and some post-award activities for a variety of faculty and with an assortment of Federal and State agencies, foundations, and private industry. Faculty support includes assisting the PI/Project Directors in developing competitive grant proposals, assisting in preparation of project budgets, and interpret and ensure that submission guidelines are followed. The Grants Analyst should have a clear understanding of federal, state and university policies and procedures with regards to research administration. The Grants Analyst I also maintains productive relationships with constituencies related to the contracts and grants operation in the College. The Grants Analyst I is part of the contracts and grants team in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). Sponsored program expenditures at CANR is approximately $23M annually. This position is responsible for ensuring accurate and efficient proposal submission of contracts and grants from Federal, State, and industrial sponsors, working with faculty and researchers within the four Academic departments and Cooperative Extension within the College. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. Major Responsibilities: + Provide in-depth support of pre-award processing including close communication with the PI. Review the solicitation information and sponsor requirements to guide the process including observation of potentially difficult clauses, match requirements, etc.; recommend budget, certifications, effort committed and matching funds requests. + Create, collect and review complex proposal information including budget, budget justification, and proposal documents. + Communicate with subrecipient and collaborator participants to ensure completion of subrecipient proposal materials including budget, statement of work and other sponsor and Research Office required documents. + Act as liaison between faculty member and Research Office on all proposal matters. + In collaboration with the PI, develop competitive proposals in support of securing independent funding for projects. + Recommend matching funds sources and advise PI on optimal use of resources; act as liaison between faculty member and Research Office on all proposal matters. + Ensure proper submission of proposal information into PeopleSoft Grants, Cayuse, Research.gov and other sponsor sites as required. Verify accuracy of proposal information prior to submission to Research Office for approval. + Assist the Manager, Grants Administration with Delegated Authority proposals and awards. + Responsible for complying with university policies, procedures, and best practices regarding protecting data and following UD data governance rules. + Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications: + Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other related field with two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. + Skill in budget preparation for contracts and grants - pre-award administration. + Knowledge of 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance and other pertinent external regulations required with ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. + Ability to use advanced techniques in spreadsheet and database management. + Experience with PeopleSoft and various sponsor databases. + Ability to analyze budgetary plans for compliance with approved policies and procedures. + Excellent interpersonal skills and patience. + Ability to work independently, strong organizational skills and attention to detail. + Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. + Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituents on a variety of research management and financial topics. + Ability to interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. + Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds. + Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Special Requirements: + Must participate in training sponsored by the University Research Office. Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence. 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Date Posted: 01 September 2022
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