With the Director, develop and manage an effective program of grant seeking and administration.
Assume particular responsibility for post-award management of grants including review and oversight of award expense transactions (coordination with Controller’s Office), Grants Management Database and file maintenance, PI/PD technical assistance, and funder liaison.
· Coordinate with diverse constituencies across campus, including senior staff and faculty, to ensure effective grants management and timely, accurate and substantive reporting as well as conformance with funder requirements (fiscal/performance) and institutional policies/practices.
· Monitor and communicate with faculty and administrators about policies and procedures related to mandated compliance issues and best practices in grant management.
· Act as liaison with Controller’s office for budget and compliance matters and all matters related public and private grant administration to ensure excellence in stewardship of grants and contracts. This includes coordinating with the grants accountant to oversee appropriate establishment of award accounts and budgets annually, orienting faculty and accounting staff on award management and ensuring that effort reporting is coordinated and completed as required.
· Assist the General Counsel’s office and other appropriate areas with the oversight and coordination of federal compliance areas, as related to specific grant awards.
· Develop and maintain a high level of expertise on the administrative and fiscal rules and regulations governing federal, state and private grants as well as knowledge of funding opportunities related to faculty interests and higher education.
· Provide technical assistance and implement training activities in support of grant seeking and appropriate grant management.
· With Director, develop and maintain office website, ERA systems, internal procedure manuals, and other tracking systems as assigned to grant development, management and reporting needs.
· Train and supervise clerical and/or student employees and oversee completion of general administrative tasks.
· Conduct research and provide technical support to faculty and administrators in the identification and solicitation of potential funding opportunities to meet institutional needs, and the funding requirements of academic and individual faculty members.
· Develop, write and present proposals, reports and institutional correspondence in support of public and private grants.
· Initiate, prepare, review and submit proposals (including budgets) to external funders.
· Represent the office across the Niagara University campus and in the broader community as requested and appropriate.
· With Director, support faculty and administrators in all aspects of their efforts to secure and manage external funding.
· Serve as primary Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations administrator in absence of Director.
· With Director, regularly review office operations, liaison relationships and campus policies/procedures and suggest improvements and updates as dictated by changing and evolving best practices aligned with funder rules and regulations.
· Provide support as assigned by the Director.
· Participate in the professional development of the office including promotion of an image of efficiency, service and courtesy throughout the university community.
· Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the university. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
· Attend departmental, college and administrative meetings, as required.
· Act as responsible committee member, as required.
· Communicate effectively with supervisor concerning pertinent matters.
· Perform other duties as requested or as related and/or dictated by responsibilities.