Grants and Contracts Manager College of Nursing Washington State University Health Sciences | Spokane
This full-time position within the College of Nursing, (CON), has substantial responsibility for directing or controlling program operations and is accountable for the allocation of resources and program results. It provides highly responsible administrative and financial oversight to the Director of Administrative Services, Associate Dean for Research, and the Dean for pre- and post-award grants and contracts activities, including grant review and submission, funds management and renewal documentation, effort reporting, financial reconciliations, and final award closure. This position serves as the senior pre- and post-award grants management and research finance representative for CON, ensuring efficient operations of all research grant and contract activities, while meeting all institutional, state and federal compliance requirements.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related field, and four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Additional Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or other related degree.
Four (4) years of experience managing grants and/or contracts, or other closely related experience.
Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office programs, such as: Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.
Knowledge of tools including database administration, electronic proposal systems and other related software.
Working knowledge of federal, state and sponsor regulations, guidelines pertaining to contract and grant administration.
Extensive knowledge of grant and contract methods and procedures.
Occasional travel, including overnights, is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in related field. Previous higher education experience in pre- and post-award grants and contracts.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.