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The Sponsored Projects Specialist is responsible for supporting campus departments, sponsors, and subrecipients in a fast-paced, high volume team environment that facilitates various sponsored project functionalities. Duties include collaborating and assisting faculty and departmental administrators, acting as a subject-matter expert in research administration; pre-award review and grant application submissions while ensuring compliance with University policy, state and federal laws and regulations, and agency guidelines; post-award review and financial setup of incoming awards; negotiating federal, state, and nonprofit grants, contracts, and subcontracts, as well as amendments and other unfunded sponsored project contracts; actively participating in negotiation of contracts with other Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), nonprofit organizations, foreign entities, and other types of sponsors; post-award administration and support of sponsored projects for fiscal and programmatic compliance such as budget, effort, expenditure, cost share, and compliance reviews.
The Sponsored Projects Specialist will be the central point of contact for all assigned pre- and post-award activities for UNC-Chapel Hill. This position interacts with principal investigators (PIs) and departmental administrators, as well as various external sponsor personnel, subrecipient institutions' sponsored research administration staff, and PIs to ensure timely and compliant processing of proposals and review, negotiation, and award setup of grants and contracts.
The Sponsored Projects Specialist will have knowledge of pre- and post-award management for a variety of prime sponsors (federal, state, and non-federal), including submission of proposals for a large portfolio of sponsors, reviewing flow-down of award terms and conditions in grants and contracts, and working knowledge of Uniform Guidance, federal contract review and negotiation, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
The Sponsored Projects Specialist is detail-oriented and independently performs pre-award activities. This position will review grant applications, statements of work, budgets, budget justifications, indirect cost rates, fringe benefits, certifications and representations, conflicts of interest policy implications, and any other proposal components required by agency guidelines and submit to the agency as an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR). The Sponsored Projects Specialist will perform post-award activities including independent review of terms and conditions in addition to review of scopes of work for compliance considerations, negotiation, and administration of incoming grants, contracts, and subcontracts. Post-award responsibilities also include review of conflicts of interest policy implications, human (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC) documentation, export control, and other compliance considerations. This position will perform pre- and post-award tasks with accuracy to ensure compliance with the prime award terms and conditions, UNC-Chapel Hill OSR policies and procedures, and federal regulations. Errors resulting from failure to exercise required accuracy could have a negative financial impact on the University, including audit disallowances and impact on future awards.
The Sponsored Projects Specialist will document the status of pre- and post-award activities in the appropriate document tracking systems through the lifecycle of the award. The position will monitor projects throughout the award life cycle to ensure continued programmatic compliance with various regulatory requirements including OSR policies and procedures. The position will work to maintain OSR's high customer service standards for service to faculty, internal and external customers, which includes supporting OSR's target times for task turnaround.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
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