Research Program Administrator (remote or in-person)
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 136610
Internal Job Number: P06813UF
The College of Agriculture is seeking a Research Program Administrator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
This position located in Corvallis, Oregon, serves as a primary point of contact and technical resource within the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) for those seeking to develop and submit large, complex multi-investigator, multidisciplinary proposals for external funding opportunities. The position is based on the Corvallis campus with a remote work option available.
The Administrator coordinates and manages the grant process, and is expected to be aware of CAS research programs and to contribute to CAS's capacity to be competitive in obtaining external grants. The Administrator maintains an in-depth knowledge of university and granting agency requirements and of proposal and award processes and issues. This position confers with grant and contract administrators and external funding agencies to clarify rules and guidelines and explain as necessary.
The Administrator improves the effectiveness of faculty by facilitating the editing, completing and submitting of administrative, financial, and support components of large scale, transdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and integrated proposals. This position coordinates with team members to support and enhance the research capacity of the College.
Typically requires Master's Degree in field relevant to program focus.
Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences, Conservation Sciences, Research Administration, or related field.
Minimum of 3 years of professional work experience in a university, nonprofit, or governmental setting, dealing with sponsored programs activities or proposal development and preparation.
Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment and collaborate effectively.
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly to a wide variety of audiences.
Must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with faculty using a variety of platforms to develop and edit large, complex proposals and budgets.
Must be highly self-motivated, with strong organizational skills, and able to work in an environment with limited supervision while under tight deadlines and to implement creative solutions to unique problems.
Experience providing administrative oversight over budget management and award processes.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, perform analyses, and make recommendations which improve and streamline processes and policy which have impacts on the College and departmental activities.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. ***********************************************************************************
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