RESEARCH SERVICES COORDINATOR
Number of Vacancies:
Scope of Job:
Plans, coordinates and processes grant applications from conceptual
to submission stage while working with faculty and staff throughout
all phases based on standards set in place by the University.
Supports faculty, staff, and administration in developing
proposals, identifying potential funding opportunities and ensuring
compliance with federal, state, and university regulations on all
proposals and awards.
Description of Duties:
• Responsible for the administrative aspect of the research process
within the assigned projects, including pre and post award
activities and regular communications with faculty and staff.
• Assists principal investigators, faculty and staff with grant
application, budget development, submission and monitoring of grant
proposals and awards.
• Assists faculty and staff in the grant acquisition and
administration process, including developing grant proposals,
budget preparation, audit activities and periodic reports.
• Researches and identifies research funding opportunities and
matches to appropriate faculty.
• Collaborates with different entities to monitor research proposal
opportunities and processes; ensures compliance with applicable
laws and regulations.
• Reviews and provides feedback on draft proposals by faculty and
staff for institutional and funding agency compliance, as well as
for accuracy, completeness, clarity and responsiveness in
accordance with grant application guidelines and
• Acts as liaison with other university offices or external offices
in regards to procedural and financial aspects of the assigned
research projects/grant activities.
• Coordinates meetings with faculty, staff, and students regarding
research and innovative education opportunities including, but not
limited to symposia, conferences, and travel.
• Monitors and maintains timely and accurate budget information for
reports, as required.
• Coordinates committee meetings and serves as committee member, as
• Advises administrators, faculty, and staff on UTRGV policies and
procedures with regard to grant activities with the research
• Supervises assigned support staff and temporary employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of all assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Master’s degree from an accredited university.
• Two (2) years of relevant experience, such as
processing/reviewing contracts and agreements, budgets and
financial analysis, writing or editing grant/proposal/contract
documents; or government, non-profit administration experience
• One (1) years of specific experience in the administration,
preparation, and processing of research grant proposals and/or
Use of standard office equipment.
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.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Strong verbal and
written communication skills. Working knowledge of university
administration policies, practices and procedures for the research
enterprise. Ability to manage time sensitive deadlines; manage
multiple priorities and be attentive to detail; and protect the
integrity and confidentially of research data. Ability to establish
and maintain relationships with government agencies, corporations,
foundations, faculty, administrators and staff.
*This position may be remote
Commensurate with experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:
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promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights
act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31751