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Specialist - Research/Sponsored Programs

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Research and Sponsored Programs

Job Title

Specialist - Research/Sponsored Programs

Department

Research and Sponsored Programs

Salary

$44,492 - $55,392; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Provide direct support to university personnel to find, apply for, and manage external grants and contracts for research and sponsored programs. Identify potential funding opportunities with federal, state, and private funders and disseminate information to the university community. Provide direct support and oversight to applicants during proposal preparation to ensure applications for funding are complete, competitive and in compliance with funder and University requirements. Submit proposals on behalf of the University. Review and approve all financial transactions requested on each assigned award in order to assure allowability, allocability, and reasonableness. Conduct periodic comprehensive desk review/audit of each assigned award to ensure proper and effective administration, including fiscal stewardship and policy compliance, pursuant to funded statement of work, funded budget, award terms & conditions, policies, procedures, and guidelines of the sponsors and the University. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Education

Master’s Degree with 1 year of experience (see below) or Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years of progressively responsible experience (see below).

Required Related Experience

With Master’s Degree: 1 year of experience in grant writing, research administration, development, public relations, customer service/support, or other related field.

With Bachelor’s Degree: 4 years of progressively responsible experience in grant writing, research administration, development, public relations, customer service/support, or other related field.

Desirable Related Experience

Prior experience in Research Administration and/or Higher Education Administration.

Desirable License/Registration/Certification

Certified Research Administrator Certification Preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required

 

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2020AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: June 25, 2021

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