Coordinator, Post-Award Grant Management

University of Maryland College of Agriculture   College Park, MD   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on March 28, 2024
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Position Number: 103244
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator, Post-Award Grant Management
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: AGNR-UME-Associate Director
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland Extension (UME) at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks an individual to manage all aspects of the post-award process for grants administration. This is a 12-month full-time exempt staff position. Under general supervision from the Assistant Director of Operations, the coordinator will provide post-award grant management and business administrative services to UME faculty, per university policy and the Sponsor’s requirements. Duties include responsibility for managing and coordinating sponsored grants administration, procurement, budget control, and human resources post-award actions for UME funded grants and programs.
Benefits Summary Top Benefits and Perks:


Exempt Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance or related field

Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in providing post-award management of sponsored grants and programs is required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Completion of the Office of Research Administration and Advancement UM Research Administration Certification, or willingness to obtain within the first year.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple and continuing assignments on an occasional deadline-driven basis.
  • Working knowledge of various University systems.
  • Ability to work independently: interacting effectively and comfortably with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying generally accepted office practices and procedures with a keen regard for confidentiality and the ability to communicate proficiently (orally and in writing) is essential.
  • Evidence of capacity to build UME Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect capacity through Program and Organizational Development Unit.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check and a University of Maryland Background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.
  • Experience and knowledge of Workday are preferred.
  • Candidates with experience managing funded grants from the beginning to the termination date are highly preferred.
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Additional Information:  
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Nature of the Position: This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Physical Demands: A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching and event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and teardown of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.
  • Environmental: Team driven, office environment of professional character, competence, and collaboration. Deadline driven in terms of program planning and reporting. This position requires the employee to work outdoors at certain times of the year, especially during the time field research, demonstrations, and meetings are conducted as well as annual county fair. This may occur during very hot and/or inclement weather.
  • Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.
Posting Date: 03/26/2024
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 04/25/2024
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.