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Senior Grants/Contracts Mgr, Pre/Post

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Senior Grants/Contracts Mgr, Pre/Post

Job ID: 233005
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for oversight of assigned staff and daily oversight of pre-and/or post award grant actives for an assigned portfolio. Creates financial reports, invoices, statements, and analyzes expenditures for compliance with budget, policies, and guidelines. Coordinates the correction and adjustment of entries. Reviews and approves entries and reconciles accounting information to the approved budget. Assist Principal Investigator (PI's) with proposal development and submission.

  • Manages and supervises assigned department staff
  • Assists faculty in all phases of the development of grant and contract proposals, including preparation of detailed budgets
  • Ensures compliance with all sponsor guidelines and deadlines and KSU policies
  • Obtains and/or provides institutional components of proposals and performs administrative validation on all proposal elements
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and all policies and award regulations
  • Advises on allowable expenditures per award terms and conditions
  • Interacts regularly with and provides high quality customer service to faculty members conducting sponsored research
Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree form an accredited institution of higher education

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience in the management and/or administration of externally sponsored activity within a university setting, including designation as certified research administrator.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) strongly preferred: demonstrated equivalent knowledge acceptable

Preferred Experience
Experience with a non-profit institutions or hospitals is acceptable
Experience with Cayuse a plus
Experience using electronic grants management systems
Experience using project management software to organize workflow a plus
Experience with Access and PowerPoint a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of federal grant regulations (2 CFR 200) preferred
Knowledge of federal grant proposal and award policies and regulations

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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