Sponsored Programs Awards Analyst (working title)

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Human Resources Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Definition of Class

Provides administrative support at the institutional level through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Division of Sponsored Programs Administration for extramural projects including grant and contract award review, award intake and set-up, non-financial award actions, management and reporting

Examples of Work Performed
  • Responsible for all aspects of award receipt, review, execution and set-up.
  • Assists with the formalization of individual’s grants by negotiating terms and conditions and informing appropriate parties.
  • Assists in the administrative management of grants and contracts by reviewing and coordinating change orders, time extensions, budget reallocations, and monitoring reporting from inception to close-out.
  • Serves as liaison between faculty, staff, and sponsors to advise and/or assist with the review of documentation and the administrative compliance of the award as required by the sponsor, the University, legal, cost accounting standards and other guidelines.
  • Serves as an expert in finding and interpreting Sponsor guidelines, federal regulations, terms and conditions, SPA documentation, and maintains a deep knowledge of UM/State policies and procedures.
  • Support colleagues within SPA in completion of daily duties, or in the completion of special projects to improve SPA tools, processes, and general capabilities.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
  • Make administrative management decisions for sponsored awards.
  • Monitoring of awards for change orders, time extensions, budget reallocations, and reporting.
  • Expertise working with multiple federal agencies.
  • Conduct research, analyze findings, and draw conclusions regarding award actions.
  • Solve complex problems and make sound decisions during stressful situations.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree - (Research Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.)


Three (3) years of experience related to the above-described duties.
Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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