Specialist - Research/Sponsored Programs (Search Extended*)
Job Number: P308
Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Research and Sponsored Programs
Specialist - Research/Sponsored Programs (Search Extended)
Research and Sponsored Programs
$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.
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 higher education administration preferred.
Certified Research Administrator certification preferred.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required
MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
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- Vacation and Sick Leave
- 13 paid University holidays
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement plans
- Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
- Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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 are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2021AnnualSecurityReport.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Review Date: May 24, 2022
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