Kent State University
$44,705 – $58,432
To identify and facilitate external funding opportunities for a college or regional campus which supports the university's mission and strategic plan. To support faculty and administration in developing proposals, identifying potential funding opportunities and ensuring compliance with federal, state and university regulations. Reports to Dean or Dean's designee.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
THE ROLE OF THE GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR IS TO DEVELOP AND COORDINATE GRANT WRITING AND SUBMISSION, MONITOR PROPOSALS, AWARDS, AND EXPENDITURES; COLLECT AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION RELATIVE TO AVAILABLE GRANTS, INCLUDING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND DEADLINES; PREPARE BUDGETS, INCLUDING COSTING, BENEFITS CALCULATIONS, COST SHARE/MATCH WITH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, COORDINATE WITH FUNDING INSTITUTIONS. ALSO INVOLEMENT IN PREPARING REPORTS, MAINTAINING DATABASES, RECORDS AND FILES.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop and coordinate grants projects related to conception, writing, submission, administration and monitoring of grant proposals and awards.
Write and submit grant proposals on behalf of a college or regional campus through Sponsored Programs.
Collaborate with university Research and Sponsored Programs Division and Grants Accounting to monitor various actions; ensure compliance with federal, state and university regulations.
Research potential funding opportunities; collect and disseminate information relative to available grants, including eligibility requirements, restrictions, priorities and deadlines.
Assist faculty and staff in developing and preparing grant proposals, including discussion of preliminary ideas; required cost share/match with potential funding opportunities; proofread and edit proposals.
Prepare budgets, including costing, benefits calculations and coordinate with collaborating institutions to secure required documentation for their participation.
Provide guidance to faculty and staff on the grant acquisition and administration process.
Prepare reports, maintain various databases, records and files.
May supervise support staff.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field; two years experience in the administration of grants. Or a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to an Associate degree in a relevant field, plus four years experience in the administration of grants at a university.
Federal and state regulations governing cost principles and research compliance for educational institutions *
Grants development, proposals, applications and administration *
Standard accounting principles and university budgeting procedures *
Program administration *
Organization and ability to manage time sensitive deadlines
Interpersonal and written communication
Create reports and maintain databases using Microsoft Office Suite *
Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in diverse disciplines *
Protect the integrity and confidentiality of research data *
Manage people and projects *
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.