Job Summary: The Office of Sponsored Projects inspires superior grant administration practice by developing and maintaining a robust grant administration infrastructure, and providing exceptional service and leadership in the pursuit and management of scholarly grant-related activities at Salt Lake Community College. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, highly organized individual to fill the open position of Grant Officer 1, 2, or 3 based on portfolio experience.
The Grant Officer for Sponsored Projects and Research Administration is a key member of the Office of Sponsored Projects team and plays a crucial role in creating a culture of excellence in grant administration. Serving as a key team member managing a portfolio of sponsored projects throughout the grant life cycle, the Grant Officer is an experienced professional in sponsored project administration. The Grant Officer is proficient in: funding identification, grant strategy, sponsored projects proposal development, budgeting, contracting and negotiation, subawards, compliance monitoring and reporting, sub recipient monitoring, uniform guidance interpretations, sponsored reporting and project management.

Please include in your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Professional Writing Sample
4. Three references

Successful completion of a criminal background check may be required for this position.
Primary Responsibilities: GRANT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Pre-Award Responsibilities:
• Serve as the primary point of contact and day-to-day project manager on matters related to assigned sponsored projects grant portfolio within the purview of OSP
• Lead the proposal development process with minimal assistance, using and following all OSP materials and processes.
• Prospect and identify research funding opportunities related to assigned grant portfolio
• Research information and data necessary for sponsored project proposal development
• Lead budget development and internal approval process
• Manage, facilitate and coordinate components of proposals and
other documents demonstrating technical expertise and grammatical accuracy
• Write sponsor memorandum independently and proficiently
• Write, review and edit project narrative
• Act as a sponsor liaison
• Lead grant submission process with OSP Director
• Understand and follow OSP standard operating procedures, processes, duties and tasks; assist in procedure development

Post-Award Responsibilities:
• Serve as the primary point of contact and day to day project manager on matters related to assigned grant portfolio
• Lead contract review components applicable to OSP and coordinate contract activities in a timely manner
• Write and negotiate sponsor memorandum independently and proficiently
• Administer, review, and close out sponsored projects, including large
• Keep abreast of programmatic deadlines
• Coordinate with principle investigator on reporting deadlines, including review and submission
• Ensure reporting deadlines are met
• Maintain awareness of financial status and work with Business Office
• Administer compliance and regulation oversight for programmatic activities,
making sure projects are conducted legally and responsibly while completing program activities
• Coordinate all (programmatic and financial) modifications in a timely manner
• Adhere to process and procedures for record retention
• Act as a sponsor liaison
• Coordinate and participate independently in sponsor administrative site
visits and audits
• Understand and follow OSP standard operating procedures, processes, duties and tasks

Compliance Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge of applicable grant regulations
• Advise as an expert on sponsored project regulations and compliance
• Provide advice on and interpretation of sponsor, SLCC and OSP policies
• Review proposals for compliance with SLCC, solicitation, agency, Office of
Management and Budget and any other applicable regulations before submission
• Monitor award compliance and follow up with principal investigators, project
managers, funding agencies, and college staff
• Take action to address and resolve compliance issues by researching the
issue and counseling with OSP leadership, then taking appropriate action with principle investigator and project staff

Project Management Responsibilities:
• Communicate expectations and roles with principle investigators, project staff and department leadership
• Maintain project files
• Develop all materials and documents according to regulations and OSP practice
• Contribute to the development and revision of templates and guidelines as assigned
• Keep relevant staff informed about deadlines, deliverables, responsibilities
and next-steps throughout the life-cycle of the grant
• Provide regular reports on work-in-progress to supervisor
• Solve problems related to the administration of awards in a timely manner
by communicating effectively, providing appropriate resources and other project related materials, and seeking guidance when necessary
• Mentor principle investigators, project staff and supervisors in assigned areas

Outreach and Engagement Responsibilities:
• Cultivate positive relationships with principle investigators in order to identify and prospect research funding opportunities on their behalf
• Improve the visibility of the Office of Sponsored Projects
• Contribute to the creation of a grant culture at Salt Lake Community College
• Develop positive relationships within the college grant community
• Actively engage to increase the amount of grant funding at Salt Lake Community College
• May serve on one or more special committees within the college or community, in order to increase awareness of OSP, develop and strengthen partnerships and open the door to new grant opportunities
• Keep abreast of the various types of sponsored projects and how they are
Reporting & Funding Opportunity Coordination &
Grant Portfolio Management.
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Desired Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, finance, public administration, healthcare administration, non-profit management, sciences, humanities, social sciences or related field.

One (1) year of direct, full-time, paid experience in one or a combination of the following areas: public grant administration (pre and post award), research administration, nonprofit management, fundraising, contract management, project management, proposal development/grant writing, government policy and regulations, budgeting/accounting, legislative/business analyst.
Project management experience.

Strong preference given to candidates with the following qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in a related field
2. Project Management Certification (PMI, CAPM, IPMA), Research Administration Certification (CRA, CPRA, CFRA), and/or Grant Writing Certification.
3. Experience in higher education setting.
4. Successful grant administration experience with state and local funding agencies.
5. Extensive and successful pre and post award public grant administration experience with federal funding agencies in one or more of the following areas: public education (Department of Education), math, science, engineering (National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, NASA), health sciences (National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services), workforce and economic development (Department of Labor, SBA), humanities, arts and social sciences (National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Justice) and other federal funding agencies.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: SLCC employees benefit from competitive wages and an outstanding overall compensation package: including medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, community engagement leave, an average of 12 paid holidays per year, tuition reimbursement and more. Learn more about Salt Lake Community College’s benefits:
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Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $45,000
Salary Maximum: $60,000
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Status: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City, UT


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