SENIOR RESEARCH SERVICES COORDINATOR
Number of Vacancies:
College of Sciences
Scope of Job:
To coordinate of the pre-award and post-award aspects of the
research enterprise to ensure compliance with policies and
regulations. Support and enhance research by overseeing and
managing the submission, negotiation, and execution of awards.
Serves as the lead for the assigned projects.
Description of Duties:
• Leads the proposal submission process to external funding sources
and manages the notice of award process.
• Resolves specific complex non-financial post-award issues of
• Guides faculty and staff in the development of complex budgets
for proposal submission.
• Provides guidance and advice to faculty and staff with the
development and submission of the most complex proposals for
• Reviews award terms and conditions and advises key personnel
regarding management of the award.
• Consults in the negotiation process of awards/subawards terms and
• Leads the request for award budget modifications in accordance
with federal, state and/or university policies and
• Leads the request for substantial changes in sponsored project
objectives and changes in key personnel.
• Investigates and resolves general pre-award and post-award
• Provides advice to other Research Services Coordinators.
• Interprets University administrative procedures regarding
sponsored research and enforces appropriate relevant
• Coordinates meetings and communications with other university
departments to streamline processes and ensure compliance in the
management of the award.
• Develops and conducts training workshops for the campus community
related to sponsored programs.
• Reviews administrative procedures and proposes solutions to
comply with regulations affecting governmental and private research
grants and contracts.
• May perform other duties as assigned.
General direction from department director or assigned
May supervise support staff such as clerical or research
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Certified Research Administrator or graduate or professional degree
in research administration, business administration, law or public
• Four (4) years of relevant experience, such as grant management,
processing contracts and agreements, budgets and financial analysis
or writing/editing research or grant management documentation
• Two (2) years of specific experience in the preparation and
processing of research grant proposals and/or awards and in their
administration with a Master’s degree.
Standard office equipment. Proficiency in computer applications, to
include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV
is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple
locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed
primarily in a general office environment.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in diverse settings; the
ability to organize and drive programs across a broad spectrum;
excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; excellent
command of the English language; a willingness to think critically
and act independently in those tasks delegated to their care.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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