The Proposal Administrator II is responsible for the independent research proposal preparation and submission of packages and forwarding to the sponsor; providing support to researchers in the preparation and submission of research proposals; and preparing budgets and forms according to the guidelines established by Texas A&M University, Federal Cost Accounting Standards and sponsor guidelines.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years in a university or business environment performing duties related to accounting and/or developing budgets, and/or proposal administration including proposal preparation and/or identifying potential sponsor/funding opportunities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail skills and ability to work productively as part of a team.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in Business Administration or related field.
Experience in pre-award sponsored research administration. Research administration experience within the A&M System or other university setting. Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Experience using Word and Excel.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Federal grant and contract regulations and practical application of current research administration issues. Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds.
Provides support to researchers in the preparation of proposals which includes determining the sponsorâ™s requirements and preparation of budgets and forms according to the guidelines established by Texas A&M University, Office of Management and Budget Circulars, Federal Cost Accounting Standards and sponsor guidelines. Prepares supplementary proposal documents with minimal supervision and ensures proposals are complete before being forwarded to the sponsor. Prepares proposal revisions and responds to requests related to proposal submissions. Coordinates with researchers, department/unit heads, deans, directors and staff to resolve proposal issues and provides information as requested.
Reviews proposals for compliance issues. Reviews program announcements and with minimal direction determines pertinent proposal requirements. Communicates guidelines and proposal requirements to Principal Investigators. Acquires basic knowledge of human subjects, animal subjects, Recombinant DNA, Export Controls, etc.
Provides support to researchers in the submission of proposals, enters proposal information into required submission systems (i.e., Grants.gov, etc.) and financial systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-013270
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