Pre-Award Budget Analyst II, Office of Sponsored Programs

Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Sponsored Programs invites applications for a Pre-Award Budget Analyst II to join their team. Working independently and as a team, the employee assigned to this position performs lifecycle pre-award activities as required for proposal preparation and submission, award review and negotiation, and award setup. This individual must be organized, able to prioritize and be focused, as well as the possess the following:

  • The ability to assist researchers with budget preparation and proposal submission per sponsor specifications
  • Process approval and compliance forms as required
  • Maintain compliance with University, state, federal, and sponsor regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of sponsored program administration rules and regulations

The person in this position will review and negotiate awards with sponsors, prepare agreements for institutional negotiation and acceptance, This position reports to the OSP Manager, Pre-Award Services.

Required Skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills and ability to meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget management practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to understand contract language
  • Demonstrated skill in simple excel formulas and calculations and an understanding of personal computers and software related to word processing, spreadsheet, and database software (Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Effective interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse individuals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, such as business English, grammar, spelling, composition, and punctuation

Minimum Required Experience
  • High school diploma (or equivalency) in addition to three (3) years of closely related experience; or any combination of experience and education that provides the competencies necessary to successfully discharge the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position

About the Office of Sponsored Programs and UM

OSP administers institutional external funding (contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, etc.) and ensures that such sponsored projects comply with internal controls and applicable policies and regulations. Responsible for the lifecycle of sponsored programs, OSP activities include proposal development, proposal submission, award negotiation, and award management and closeout, as well as mitigation of audit risk.

The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a student body of approximately 10,000 undergraduates and graduates, including more than 1,500 students of color and more than 900 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries. We encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disability preference in accordance with state law.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Budget Analyst II

Position Number: NEW

Department: Office of Sponsored Programs

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary: $18.876/hr .

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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