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Contract & Grant Associate

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Stanford University is one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. At Stanford University, not only are you part of an exceptional team that values innovation and education, but you also become part of a culture that brings out the best in you. Stanford is committed to fostering a workplace culture that promotes diversity, collaboration, and professional growth. Our culture offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. Research-the creation of new knowledge-is key to Stanford's educational mission. Stanford research has led to breakthrough remedies, devices, tools, and concepts, as well as 25 Nobel prizes for Stanford faculty. Among the inventions and discoveries that have resulted from Stanford research are MRI technology, DNA cloning, the Pill, heart transplantation, and digital music. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) manages the administrative processes related to the entire lifecycle of sponsored research from proposal submission through award closeout. ORA submits over 5,000 new proposals annually and manages more than 7,700 active sponsored projects with a total budget exceeding $1.69 billion. This position may be considered for domestic (US) remote work. THIS OPPORTUNITY ORA is looking for a dynamic, flexible and motivated individual to perform the duties of a cross-functional Contract and Grant Associate (CGA). The cross-functional CGA will have a flexible assignment based on areas of need. The CGA will review incoming proposals to be submitted to external sponsors, prepare select agreements for Contract & Grant Officer approval, and process select subaward agreements on behalf of Stanford University. The position will also serve as a back-up to two other core functions, including the subaward monitoring process and the Preaward Intake process. As part of a service-driven organization, ORA is looking for Contract & Grant Associates who approach learning and problem solving with enthusiasm, who are organized and focused to manage a significant workload, who adapt easily to changing situations and views new opportunities as creative challenges. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides pre-award and post-award administrative services for sponsored projects for the University. -In addition, ORA works in close collaboration with a number of partner groups in other central and school offices to help ensure the overall effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, and processes. CORE DUTIES*

  • Review extramural funding proposals for completion, accuracy, and compliance with sponsor guidelines, internal policy and external regulations; communicate and facilitate a coordinated approach to proposal submissions with all relevant parties.
  • Prepare select agreements for management approval.
  • Resolve problems arising in the course of the project; consult with department administrators, principal investigators and staff.
  • Partner with Contract & Grant Officers to deliver excellent client services to Stanford faculty and research administration community.
  • Provide back-up to manage subaward requisition intake process; review requisitions for accuracy and completion. Additionally, provide back-up to other subrecipient monitoring tasks such as information collection and audit support.
  • Provide back-up to manage the Preaward intake process to ensure that awards and requests are received and assigned in a timely fashion; recognize different kinds of sponsored project agreements, document types and ensure proper assignment within the SeRA system. A remote worker arrangement may be considered for candidates with the appropriate background and experience. Remote workers' schedules are based in the Pacific Time zone. * - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • Communicate knowledge and ideas both verbally and in writing with professionalism, clarity and effectiveness
      • Make good decisions based on critical and analytical thinking, experience and judgment
      • Deliver high quality service and work products that can be relied upon by clients and colleagues to meet business requirements
      • Drive change and continuous improvement through individual contributions
      • Function effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment subject to external pressure and frequent interruptions.
      • Demonstrates curiosity and is comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity
      • Ability to navigate electronic systems in a paperless environment
      • Knowledge of grant and contract programs and processes preferred Certifications and Licenses:
        • None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*
          • Frequently sitting, grasping lightly, use fine manipulation and a computer (keyboard, mouse, monitor).
          • Occasionally use a telephone, rarely stand/walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, write by hand, sort, and file paperwork or parts.
          • Rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
            WORKING CONDITIONS
            • May have occasional extended or weekend work hours during peak business cycles. WORK STANDARDS
              • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
              • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
              • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu . The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law Business Affairs, Redwood City, California, United StatesBusiness Affairs, Redwood City, California, United StatesBusiness Affairs, Redwood City, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , Contract & Grant Associate, Other , Redwood City, California

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