Good afternoon,


Sponsored Project Administration has several exciting employment opportunities for the role of a Unit Pre-Award Administrator!  The desired candidates will have excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be able to successfully manage proposal submission deadlines, and have a knack for navigating various electronic research administration platforms. 


SPA is a team of experts who work with UVM researchers in all aspects of the grant lifecycle, from proposal development and submission to project closeout.  We provide our staff with flexible and supportive work environment, professional development opportunities, extensive onboarding and ongoing training.  We value work-life balance and are dedicated to helping each member of our team to meet their career goals!


The positions will be supporting pre-award functions within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (1 FTE), College of Arts and Sciences (2 FTEs), and College of Education and Social Services (1 FTE).  The position description is below along with the links to the UVM job website. 


All interested candidate are encouraged to apply!  Please help us spread the word!


Thank you,




Position Summary


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 SPA’s 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 managing sponsored projects.


Proposal Development and Submission


Create accounts, maintain, and learn appropriate electronic research administration (ERA) systems within UVM and sponsor sites as appropriate for proposal submission and award administration.



Award Administration and Acceptance




Lana Metayer, M.S., CFRA | Director | Signing Official

University of Vermont

Sponsored Project Administration

217 Waterman | 85 South Prospect Street

Burlington, VT 05405-0160

P: 802-656-1457 | [log in to unmask] |


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