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Senior Business Services Consultant, 80920

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Office of Research Services

Job Description

Pre Award Responsibilities –

Manages pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills.

Manages the day-to-day operations and objectives in support of the assigned portfolio. Contributes information and ideas related to areas of responsibility as part of a cross functional team.

Ensures effective and efficient workflow and adherence to quality standards for staff/program and self.

Performs pre-award activities for a unit (school, department, or division) with ORS. Pre-award activities include, but are not limited to, assisting departmental faculty/PI in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals.

Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines, including management of the Just-In-Time process.

Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review. Confers with PI and Pre-award support staff at collaborating institutions to secure necessary sub-awards documents for proposals.

Assists the PI in the development of budgets and budget justification which includes proofing the budget for inconsistencies and ensuring accuracy.

Reviews budgets for consistency with sponsor, monitors compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project.

Advises the PI on administrative requirements in preparing proposal submissions and on budget adjustments and revisions necessary to meet the sponsor requirements. Coordinates and reviews certain proposal elements (biosketches and facilities & resources) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness.

Reviews proposals for consistency with sponsor guidelines on budget, format, font size and page limits excluding narrative content (obtain and review sponsor guidelines).

Monitors and facilitates proposal process through the routing process in compliance with University procedures and institutional signatures. Obtains signatures as needed.

Monitors proposal status and advises PI on requirements and deadlines associated with research protection protocols.

Performs grants and research related training and education for staff, faculty and students.

Post Award Responsibilities:

Work with principal investigators and their fiscal officers to manage and monitor awards received at UMKC, so our researchers can focus their time and talent on their research.

Ensure that university and federal regulations are met and award funds are documented to ensure sound and appropriate financial management.
closing out awards

Proposal Development Responsibilities:

-Identifying promising funding opportunities, gathering strategic intelligence on the funder’s needs and history, and helping build an experienced team to address the need.

Identify and distribute curated federal, state, foundation, and private funding opportunities to support basic, prevention, translational, and clinical cancer research that focuses on team science.

Distribute targeted funding opportunity synopses to relevant faculty and teams.

- Serving as a liaison between faculty and the research administration team for proposal submission (pre-award) and post-award management to assure adherence to submission and compliance guidelines, respectively.

- Contributing to communications regarding collaborative research funding opportunities and research services/resources, including development and dissemination of useful funding-related information to the UMKC research community through email, publications, and website.
- Providing guidance to investigators, collaborators, subcontractors, and others regarding proposal requirements.
- Strategic planning and facilitation of collaborative proposal concepts for multiple investigator proposals using team science strategies
- Budget development and budget justification
- Editing proposals and providing writing support for non-technical sections; providing comprehensive editorial review; advising investigators on proposal coherency, style, and organization; assisting with institutional resource template materials, and organizing and formatting proposals
- Review of proposals for compliance with sponsor requirements, federal regulations, and university policies and procedures;
- Developing and delivering seminars, workshops, and guidance materials to train faculty in grant writing.

Project Coordination:

- Consulting with faculty about strategies on – programs and projects that improve their competitive research capacity to obtain external funding;
- Partnership building and team formation;
- Coordination of proposal development and submission processes by working closely with the faculty investigator(s), college research offices, and other related units
- Coordination of site visit and/or other follow-up inquiries post-submission
- Provide assistance in the identification and development of appropriate teams of faculty investigators to pursue upcoming and existing large, multidisciplinary funding opportunities.

III. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time Position


$53,600-$75,000, commensurate with experience and education

Application Deadline

Sunday, February 14th, 2022

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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