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Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) Pre-Award within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Proposal Coordinator, Senior Proposal Coordinator, or Assistant Director, Proposals

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), Pre-Award, http://sponsoredprograms.illinois.edu/ is a unit under the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored Program Administration supports the research enterprise throughout the entire lifecycle of an externally sponsored project, from proposal submission to award close-out. SPA combines the offices of sponsored programs and grants and contracts office under a single organizational structure. The Pre-Award office provides a variety of pre-award administration functions in support of sponsored projects.


SPA Pre-Award is seeking to fill one vacancy within the Proposal Team. This position will be filled with a Proposal Coordinator, a Senior Proposal Coordinator or an Assistant Director, Proposals. The offer extended and title used will depend on the qualifications of the candidate selected.


Proposal Coordinator responsibilities and qualifications

The Proposal Coordinator is responsible for timely submission of proposals for external sponsorship, including but not limited to, submissions to federal, industry, state, and other sponsors for the Urbana-Champaign Campus.


Proposal Coordinator MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Proposal Coordinator POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree. Experience working in a position requiring highly developed customer service skills. Experience working with electronic systems. Highly developed communication skills. Ability to work independently, but also as a member of an effective, integrated team. Willingness to learn new electronic systems, and keep up with frequent updates to existing systems. Well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to complete multiple tasks, work effectively under deadline pressure, and to successfully manage competing priorities with tact and efficiency.


Preferred Qualifications:Two years of experience in a complex business, academic, or government environment. A working knowledge of Federal, State of Illinois, and Industry policies and procedures for the conduct of sponsored programs and of the University of Illinois business procedures. Experience in sponsored programs or research administration, preferably in an institution of higher education. Experience with complex proposal review and analysis, particularly within an academic environment. Certification in research administration, or ability to work towards that certification within two years of employment.


Senior Proposal Coordinator responsibilities and qualifications

The Senior Proposal Coordinator is responsible for timely submission of proposals for external sponsorship, including but not limited to, submissions to federal, industry, state, and other sponsors for the Urbana-Champaign Campus.


Senior Proposal Coordinator MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Senior Proposal Coordinator POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree. Two years of experience in research administration in a University setting. Knowledge of Federal, State of Illinois, and Industry policies and procedures for the conduct of sponsored programs. Outstanding customer service skills; highly developed communication skills. Excellent presentation and teaching skills. Ability to work autonomously and make informed business decisions with minimal oversight. Ability to work as a member of an effective, integrated team. Willingness to learn new electronic systems, and keep up with frequent updates to existing systems. Well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to complete multiple tasks, work effectively under deadline pressure, and to successfully manage competing priorities with tact and efficiency


Preferred Qualifications:Two years of experience in sponsored program proposal review, approval, and submission in a University pre-award research administration office. Experience presenting pre-award topics. Certification in research administration (CRA). Certification in research administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (Illini CRA). Knowledge of policies and procedures for the conduct of sponsored programs at the University of Illinois.


Assistant Director, Proposals responsibilities and qualifications

The Assistant Director, Proposals provides leadership to and assists the Associate Director, Proposals and Director with overall management of the Proposal Section, particularly with the management of proposal volume and distribution, urgent submissions and aging proposals. Exercises a wide range of independent judgement and discretion in discharging duties and responsibilities.


Assistant Director, Proposals MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Assistant Director, Proposals POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree. One year of experience in analyzing or developing complex, sponsored program proposals. Three years of experience in financial and strategic planning in support of research, and finalizing transactions within an academic environment. Experience in leadership and facilitation skills. Certification from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in research administration (“Illini CRA”), or the ability to work towards that certification within two years of employment. Highly developed customer service and communication skills and ability to work independently, but also as a member of an effective, integrated team. Well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to complete multiple tasks, work effectively under deadline pressure and to successfully manage competing priorities with tact and efficiency. The ability to complete multiple tasks, work effectively under deadline pressure and to successfully manage competing priorities with tact and efficiency. A working knowledge of federal, State of Illinois, and industry policies and procedures for the conduct of sponsored programs and of the University of Illinois business procedures. Extensive knowledge of PC-based tools including Word (especially track changes and other document review functions), Excel, and database applications. Ability to develop presentations and other information displays to effectively communicate ideas and analyze situations.


Preferred Qualifications:Three years of experience in a university pre-award research administration office. Experience in personnel management. A working knowledge of federal, electronic submission portals, including FastLane, ASSIST, Workspace, etc. A working knowledge of State of Illinois, electronic submission portals, including IWAS, eGrants, etc. A working knowledge of commons industry, electronic submission portals, including proposalCENTRAL, Grants@Heart, etc.


How to apply and appointment information


Proposed Start Date: as soon as possible after closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Appointment Status: Regular 100% Academic Professional appointment, 12/12 month service basis. Benefits eligible position.


Applications must be received by October 27, 2017. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter which details qualifications noted above, including position(s) applying for (Proposal Coordinator, Senior Proposal Coordinator and/or Assistant Director, Proposals), resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Interviews may occur prior to closing date, but no hiring decision will be made until after close of posting period.


For further information, please contact Susan Key, Human Resources, susankey@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) Pre-Award within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Award Negotiator

The Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), Pre-Award, http://sponsoredprograms.illinois.edu/ , at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Award Negotiator to perform highly specialized and complex contract reviews and negotiations for sponsored projects on behalf of the University's Board of Trustees to ensure reasonable terms and conditions.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:


Proposed Start Date: as soon as possible after closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status: Regular 100% Academic Professional appointment, 12/12 month service basis. Benefits eligible position.


Applications must be received by October 8, 2017. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload: 1) a letter of which details qualifications noted above; 2) resume; and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For further information, please contact Kate Day, OVCR Human Resources, kday1@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu