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Grant Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670050080 PreAward Services
Job no: 513707
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

PreAward Servics (PAS) at K-State is hiring two (2) Grant Specialist positions.

One (1) Grant Specialist – Proposal Development and Award Processing: This position is responsible for all aspects of preaward research administration with a focus on proposal preparation and processing, including budget development, review and certification, reviewing for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and university policies, meeting sponsor requirements; assistance to and consultation with faculty and administrators involved in the University's extramural grant and contract activities, with backup support provided in the area of grant and contract development, review and negotiation for such issues as intellectual property rights, insurance, liability, indemnification, consistency with federal and state laws, regulations and University policies.  Responsible for the development and review of electronic proposals to Federal agencies and other sponsors as prescribed by the particular agency. 

One (1) Grant & Contract Administrator – Emphasis on Subaward Agreements: This position is responsible for all aspects of preaward research administration with a focus on subcontract and lower-tier contract and agreement development, negotiation, review and certification; reviewing for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and university policies, meeting sponsor requirements; provides expert counsel and advice and assistance to faculty, administrators and central academic units involved in the University’s extramural grant and contract activities with a specialty focus on lower-tier subrecipient contracting issues, with backup support provided in the area of proposal development, as it relates to subcontracted components, through review and negotiation of proposed lower-tier transactions for such issues as intellectual property rights, insurance, liability, indemnification, consistency with federal and state laws, regulations and University policies and the terms of the prime award agreement. Responsible for the development, review and negotiation of complex contracting vehicles within a total electronic business environment, utilizing Cayuse, K-State’s established electronic research administration (eRA) software solution.

A hybrid remote schedule maybe offered after employee is fully trained.

Why Join Us:

PAS provides a full range of assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators in obtaining and administering funding from non-university sources to support K-State's creative and scholarly activities.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.
  • Minimum of one to three years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience in Grants and Contract Administration
  • Advanced degree, such as a M.B.A., with an emphasis on accounting or finance
  • Certified Research Administrator certification
  • Strong communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills-experience
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of guidelines, statutes and regulations.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$45,642 - $58,189 Annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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