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Job Description

This is an non-benefited, temporary position.

Responsible for administration of grants, contracts and subcontracts, including reviewing, negotiating, recommending acceptance or rejection, and establishing accounts on behalf of USNH; and to manage assigned responsibilities relating to grant and contract awards and financial issues.
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintain current expertise in applicable federal/state/private agencies’ regulations/procedures and in USNH policies and procedures; advise affected USNH personnel as necessary, monitor and ensure compliance.
2. Work with project directors to develop budget models for proposals. Provide expertise regarding OMB Circulars, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS, University policies and procedures. Provide expert advice to guide personnel needs.
3. Conduct legal and financial reviews of grant/contract proposals and/or wards prior to account establishment; review and interpret terms and conditions and recommend changes as necessary to ensure USNH compliance.
4. Recommend acceptance or rejection of all grants and contracts, and approve charges to same as consistent with terms and conditions of awards; obtain sponsor approvals as required by terms and conditions of awards.
5. Provide professional expertise and guidance to project directors, business managers and other sponsored program staff on grant/contract financial, budgetary, and administrative matters.
6. Participate in developing, implementing, revising, and maintaining management and financial information systems for sponsored program grants/contracts. Produce and analyze periodic reports detailing financial management issues such as grants/contracts accepted, not-fully-executed accounts, indirect costs waived, indirect cost and fringe benefit rates, cost-center rates.
7. Represent the USNH during site visits and audits of grants and contracts; resolve problems and participate in final negotiations.

Location UNH, Durham, NH
Required Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in field related to finance or business and five to seven years of experience in sponsored programs administration including grant and contract negotiations in an academic environment; or Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of similar related experience.
2. Detailed knowledge of federal/state agencies’ regulations/procedures applicable to grants and contracts.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent financial and negotiating skills.
4. Ability to work effectively at a high professional level.
5. Experience with computerized management systems.
6. Supervisory ability.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a closely related field.
Research administration experience in a research university.

Physical Demands

Standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, working with PC, phone, occasional light lifting up to 10 lbs.

FTE 1.0
Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ASP0028FY17
Open Date 11/22/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

The UNH Research Office, led by the Senior Vice Provost for Research (SVPR),

-provides leadership and services to support UNH faculty, students, and staff in their research, scholarship, and creative activities; -facilitates cooperation between UNH and the business community; and -communicates and promotes the breadth and depth of UNH research and discovery, and resulting impacts within and beyond the University.

The SVPR reports to the University’s Provost (thus integrating research within the academic mission and resources) and serves as a member of the Provost‘s Council and the President‘s Cabinet.

The Research Office accomplishes its mission of advancing excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities by providing the essential infrastructure and resources to support a dynamic and growing research program across all academic disciplines of UNH. The Office’s comprehensive goal is to increase and support external research funding and recognition of faculty and student excellence.

Sponsored Programs Administration supports the faculty; facilitates the grant process; and mediates among the interests of the institution, the sponsor, and the faculty. Core functions include both pre-award services and post-award administration.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents