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Sponsored Programs Administrator

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Level
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Full Time
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University of Idaho

Sponsored Programs Administrator

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $51,200 or higher on depending on experience and education.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
This position facilitates the submission of proposals for external funding by the University of Idaho. University faculty and staff create proposals to outside agencies to fund research, instruction and public service projects through the University. The Sponsored Programs Administrator position is responsible for providing leadership for research administration, supporting the research endeavors of the University faculty, ensuring the responsible stewardship of research funding, and overseeing the submission of proposals by reviewing those proposals to ensure compliance with federal, state, university and sponsor regulations and guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
- High school degree or GED - Two years of experience in research administration or sponsored projects administration.
- Working independently and with limited supervision.
- Managing multiple projects under tight deadlines and completing tasks with multiple interruptions and distractions.
- Analyzing information from a variety of sources, identifying problems, defining alternatives and developing recommendations.
- Editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.
- Working in a regulated environment dependent upon strict compliance with proposal guidelines, agreement or contract terms, policies, regulations and/or laws.
- Assisting internal and external customers with the translation of complicated policies, procedures, regulations and/or terms and conditions.
- Knowledge of Federal regulations governing cost principals and research compliance for educational institutions.
- Experience using standard word processing, spreadsheet and email software.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public administration, or a field relevant to sponsored programs administration.

- Analyzing information from a variety of sources, identifying problems, defining alternatives and developing recommendations.
- Using the Banner database system, specifically the finance and human
- With the use of sponsoring agency’s electronic proposal submission systems (NSF,, NSPIRES, NOAA Grants Online, DOE IIPS, etc).
- Argos and/or other database systems.
- With extrapolation in the use of a previous related solution, to resolve a separate unique problem, which supports making sound decisions by applying policies and procedures and using available resources.

Knowledge of:
- Ethics and confidentiality principles and practices.
- University of Idaho policies, regulations and administrative practices.
- University of Idaho budgeting guidelines and procedures.
- Grant and contract administration processes and procedures, including those at the University of Idaho at the pre or post-award levels.

Ability to:
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public.
- Serve as a liaison between internal and external entities and individuals in the coordination of activities and resolution of issues

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP002867P

Posting Date: 06/16/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First consideration for applications is August 12, 2021.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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