The University of Maryland, Baltimore's (UMB) Office of
Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) is looking for
1-2 Contract Administrators at level II, III, or IV. SPA
provides oversight and administrative support to investigators and
departmental administrators throughout the life cycle of sponsored
projects. The Contracts team is responsible for reviewing and
maintaining grant and contracts for compliance and consistency
with federal and state laws and regulations, University policies
and practices, and research compliance restrictions and
guidelines. These positions work closely and
collaboratively with department investigators and
administrators and are their liasions with sponsoring
agencies. Salary will be based on their level of experience
and meeting minimum qualifications for SPA's defined job
levels. UMB offers a comprehensive and
competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a
contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10
vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days;
comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options;
professional learning and development opportunities; and limited
tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be
vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious
reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
- Provide technical guidance to principal investigators and/or
department administration of contracts and submissions for
compliance with federal and state laws.
- Review awards related to subcontracts and agreements for
completeness, accuracy, and ensure compliance with University and
State policies, guidelines and practices, research compliance
restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements,
and agency policies and procedures.
- Communicate directly with department staff, faculty, and
internal and external stakeholders to facilitate completion of
subcontracts and agreements.
- Using analytical and problem-solving skills to provide basic
technical guidance on subcontracts, agreements, and
- Identify and alert department of potential issues in the
contract or application process.
- Provide basic to intermediate knowledge of non-financial
post-award actions. Apply intermediate knowledge of sponsor
policies on cost principles.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Contracts IV level requires advance knowledge of the duties
described above and will oversee and triage day-to-day workflow of
contract staff. Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or other
discipline appropriate to the position.
: Two to five years of
administrative experience in the area of research administration or
sponsored programs; Contracts II (2 years), Contracts III (3 years)
and Contracts IV (5 years). Two (2) year of training, work
coordination, and monitoring work of others required for the
Contracts Administrator IV. Certification
Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Certified Public Accountant
(CPA) preferred. Other
disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics
Committee. May consider combination of directly related
experience and education for all levels. Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience working in Kuali Research, data warehouse, and
reporting tools is preferred.
- Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and ability to interpret and
apply US Federal Agency policies to grant applications and
- Knowledge of all applicable NIH requirements, regulations, and
- Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written
thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with
others and independently.
Commensurate with education
and experience. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national
origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other
characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related
to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu
. If you anticipate
needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the
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also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu
. Please note that only
inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation
will be responded to from this email address.