SPA Is hiring for several pre- and post-award positions, within SPA central office, CALS and CEMS. We offer professional development and growth opportunities, fully remote, hybrid, and flexible work arrangements. The posting summaries are below. For more information or to apply, please click on the position title.
SPA Central Positions
As an active member of the Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) grant lifecycle team and as a subject matter expert, administer a portfolio of sponsored projects in compliance with applicable award and sponsor-specific guidelines, federal regulations, and University policies and procedures. Prepare and ensure timely and accurate submission of financial reports for sponsored projects. Evaluate post-award activities and issues, investigator, unit-level, and sponsor questions, analyze and apply the most appropriate Federal, sponsor and/or University policy, and provide appropriate guidance to SPA’s customers and constituents. Develop and provide outreach and education about policy interpretation, cost share, award-specific, or PeopleSoft functionality.
As an active member of the Sponsored Project Administration team, serve as the University’s primary administrative liaison with faculty, sponsors, and collaborating organizations during the proposal development and submission process, and award administration. Act as university signing official to provide institutional endorsement and certifications on all assigned proposals. Submit proposals directly to sponsor using electronic submission systems where required. Provide ongoing consultation and assistance in interpreting sponsor and University guidelines as related to proposal submissions. Review awards and other sponsor documentation for compliance with applicable sponsor-specific guidelines, federal regulations and University policies. Prepare negotiated documents for award processing and acceptance by institution officials.
SPA Departmental Positions
Provide grant-related post award management, support and guidance to faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS); perform complex and technical business/accounting functions with a strong emphasis on reporting, budgeting, and internal controls. Conduct financial analysis and projections for general fund, income/expense, and sponsored funds. Ensure integrity of financial data and compliance with the University guidelines and policies.
Conduct pre-award sponsored research activities required for the submission and acceptance of sponsored activities in assigned departments. Provide assistance to principal investigators (PIs) for tasks related to submission of sponsored proposals and award administration. Partner with Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) Research Administrators (RAs) to interpret sponsor regulations and University policies for PIs and serve as primary information resource for college research administration procedures. Partner with RAs to deliver and lead training initiatives. Participate in on-boarding PIs with respect to their roles and responsibilities in administering sponsored projects.
Lana Metayer, M.S., CFRA | Director | Signing Official
University of Vermont
Sponsored Project Administration
217 Waterman | 85 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
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