This Grant and Contract Officer will provide pre-award expertise in the preparation, review, approval and submission of sponsored program proposals and assistance with various sponsor agreements. This position will provide support to administrative staff and faculty. The position will be a resource in the development of grant and contract applications including federal and non-federal grant proposals, subcontracts, Just-in-Time requests and non-competing continuation applications. This position will coordinate with investigators, department, and business services staff in the development of all proposals and will serve assigned departments as the expert on pre-award regulations, procedures, and application guidelines. This includes all sponsor types (federal, non-federal, and private).
This position requires critical thinking skills, problem recognition and problem solving ability, independent analysis, strong attention to detail, keen organizational skills, the ability to communicate in a positive tone with a clear message in oral and written communication, the ability to exceed customer service expectations, and willingness to learn about the sponsored research field.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application
3. Contact information for three professional references
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
The Sponsored Programs Office is a unit within the Office of Research that enhances and facilitates research and other sponsored activities by providing the USU community with professional and effective administrative expertise in the management of sponsored programs, while preserving the rights and interests of USU, the researcher, the sponsor, and the community.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov
USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.
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