Lead Grant/Contract Administrator
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
H0670-Research and Graduate Programs
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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Ensure all applications meet agency and university guidelines,
published time tables and deadlines. Ensure proposals are entered
and routed in a timely manner for further review; obtain necessary
approvals as appropriate. Alert Business Affairs Officer,
Dean for Research, and/or the Dean when cost sharing or matching
funding is involved.
Develop and implement standards, policies, and procedures for
pre-award processes within the College, to ensure programs operate
efficiently and present faculty research at its best.
Serve as liaison between faculty, sponsors, Sponsored Program
Administration teams, collaborators and other involved parties.
Triage and respond to requests. Investigate, monitor and
communicate with faculty on new and potential sources of grant
revenue in support
of existing, planned, and contemplated programs.
Train staff on pre-award process, University proposal systems, and
pre-award policies. Provides consultation, advice, and direction to
staff regarding grant and/or contracting issues and methods which
will best meet legal requirements and objectives.
Attend conferences, workshops and informational development
seminars and keep abreast of current trends and practices
pertaining to pre award administration. Serve on college and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in business or related field or an equivalent
combination of experience and education.
Minimum of 3-5 years' experience related to grant and contract pre
and/or post award activities and oversight, and preferably in a
Dean's Office or large research department.
Project Management Skills: Ability to independently manage a
variety of projects while ensuring appropriate tracking, quality
control, follow-up and multiple deadlines are met. Strong time
Communication Skills: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and
professionally, both orally and in writing. Strong presentation and
Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Extensive knowledge of
Banner FMS, COGNOS, COEUS and WSU Researcher Dashboard
Planning and Organizational Skills: Demonstrated capacity for
multi-tasking, flexibility in face of changing priorities, and the
ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Prioritize
and plan work activities; adapt to changing conditions and develop
achieve organizational goals.
Management Skills: Outstanding strategic thinking skills and
problem solving abilities. Demonstrating success in training staff
in methods and procedures. Strong mentoring and coaching skills.
Proven ability to
motivate people and foster collaborations, and inspire confidence
to meet common objectives.
Analytical Skills: Ability to interpret and analyze financial
reports or other quantitative reports and compile data if necessary
in clear and concise format for management decision making.
This is the leadership level where incumbents are responsible for
providing functional direction and leadership for a group of grants
and contracts administrators. Incumbents at this level have
expertise in all aspects of sponsored program administration. They
have seasoned skills and serve as a resource to management to
identify and evaluate industry trends.
Master's Degree preferred.
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management
Duration of Posting
Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Is this position reposted?
Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered
employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal
history check, before starting to work. If you are offered
employment, the University will inform you if a background check is
Instructions for submitting your application:
Represented Position Message
Salary (Hire Max)
Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for
Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible
Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant
funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a
reduction of force.