Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $52,000 - $65,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Application Review Begins
January 4, 2023; position open until filled (updated)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and resume.
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
The Knight Campus is developing a hub where innovative research and discovery will thrive – driving business in Oregon. As we grow into our research facilities, we aim to have 30 teams of scientists and researchers, accompanied by 550 students who will be involved in the research cycle, gaining unique experience. This means the Knight Campus will be not only driving groundbreaking scientific research but preparing a new generation of innovative scientists who will define our future. The collaborative scientific research done at the Knight Campus will break down barriers and accelerate the advancement of science to improve the human condition and benefit the world.
The Knight Campus seeks a highly motivated, ambitious, organized, and communicative individual to provide high-level research administration specifically supporting pre-award activities for up to 15 principal investigators (PIs).
The Research Administrative Coordinator for pre-award will be responsible for a broad set of assignments related to the Knight Campus research portfolio. This position provides research administration and grant management services to Knight Campus faculty and affiliates. This position works closely with PIs and is proactive in managing the pre-award process, including establishing deadlines, monitoring progress towards completion, reviewing sponsor guidelines, ensuring all sponsor requirements are met, generating supporting documentation on behalf of the PI, creating budgets, proof reading grant submission materials and finalizing submissions in alignment with university and sponsor processes and policies. This position will generate activity and productivity reports and provide guidance on compliance and budget questions.
Additionally, this position will interact regularly with external constituents, administrative colleagues, faculty, students and executive positions in the public and private sector. This position will report directly to the Associate Director of Finance and will be an essential role on a growing team. The position is a crucial element of the administration support structure that is envisioned for the billion dollar academic, research and innovation enterprise of the Knight Campus.
• A Bachelor's degree AND three years of progressively responsible experience in research administration, administration of sponsored programs, and/or writing grant proposals.
o Two additional years of relevant work experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
• One year of experience in developing, editing, and reviewing proposals, budgets, grants, and/or contracts for adherence to state and federal regulations.
• Six months experience in an environment working with governmental and granting agency regulations pertaining to grants and contracts
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines and frequent interruptions while maintaining a high level of customer service and professionalism.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills with close attention to detail.
• Customer service experience in a professional setting.
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, and explain university and government policies, rules, and regulations.
• Professional certifications, a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Research Administration, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or a closely-related field.
• One or more years of project management experience related to research or grant administration in higher education, research organizations or a related environment.
• Experience with budget and financial management.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and other software programs including: HRIS/FIS platforms/databases, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Docs.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
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