Research & Econ Comm Dev
The Business Operations Specialist II (Pre-Award) performs work
critical to the administration of grants and contracts from
federal, state, local government, non-profit, and foundation
sponsors. Responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and
negotiating contracts; maintaining knowledge of policies,
procedures, and regulations; managing the preparation and
submission of proposals, while monitoring for compliance, and
providing exceptional customer service to stakeholders. Attention
to detail is critical.
- Review and negotiate contracts and grants from federal, state,
and local government, non-profit, and foundation sponsors.
- Analyze, interpret, and develop recommendations to research
faculty for proposal submissions based upon sponsor and university
- Acquire, maintain, and interpret knowledge of funding
submission mechanisms and deadlines.
- Read and analyze research grants and contracts.
- Prepare query reports as requested.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The
University will not sponsor applicants for this position for
M-F; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Working knowledge of excel and PeopleSoft; at least 4 years of
experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be
acquired is necessary. Experience working in higher education;
excellent verbal and written communication skills
Anticipated Hiring Range
Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $20.00 - $23.00 Hourly
University Title: BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE II
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter and
resume into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.) to the
UMSL Job site: Http://umsl.jobs.
For questions about the application process, please call (314)
516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email
Finalists will be required to complete a skills test administered
online. The skills test will take between 45-60 minutes to
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible
employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and
vision coverage effective on the first day of employment,
retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and
their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For
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