Job ID: 184191

Grants and Contracts Associate

Northern Illinois University

  • Apr. 19, 2022
  • Grants and Contracts Associate
  • Sponsored Programs Admin
  • Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Primary Function
This position is responsible for all budgeting, accounting, monitoring, compliance, cash management, financial and other non-technical reporting, and auditing functions relating to sponsored agreements

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
The person in this position works under the direction, training, and supervision of the Assistant Director, with the goal of achieving a large degree of latitude in exercising individual judgment while complying with Federal, State, and University fiscal policies and practices, related to sponsored agreements, in the following areas:
Budgeting and Accounting
Fiscal and Compliance Advisement
Cash Management
New Awards
Completed Awards
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics or a field related to the position.
One (1) year of relevant professional experience, such as experience reviewing and negotiating contractual agreements, budgeting and accounting, and interpretation of complex policies.
One (1) year of experience working with budgets, spreadsheets, and financial processes in an office setting.
Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred
Master’s degree in a field related to the position
Experience working in research administration in a higher education setting
Post award grants experience including financial reporting and cost accounting
Knowledge PeopleSoft, InfoEd, OnBase
Experience with data analytics and database reporting.
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
Knowledge of, or the ability to learn federal, state and funding agencies policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and codes applicable to the administration of grants and contracts.
Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, University policies and procedures.
Knowledge of principles and processes involved in contractual and grant monitoring procedures.
Knowledge of computers; word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.
Ability to negotiate and persuade; reconcile differences; persuade others to change their minds or behavior.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively with wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.
Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Ability to analyze data and formulate conclusions.
Ability to function in a high stress environment in order to meet deadlines.
Ability to take initiative; willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges; exercise independent judgment and discretion.

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