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Proposal and Award Generalist, Level 3 (Project Specialist, Training Grant)

Pennsylvania State University

This is a Full-time position in University Park, PA posted February 20, 2021.

nnCURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:nn nnIf you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday (!CK5mGhIKBggDEMenAhIICgYI1A0QlAE~/cacheable-task/2997$2151.htmld) to complete the internal application process ( .

If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday (!CK5mGhIKBggDEMenAhIICgYI1A0QmAE~/cacheable-task/23748$6.htmld#TABINDEX=0) to complete the student application process.nn nnJOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:nn nnThe Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) within the Senior Vice President for Research is seeking a Proposal and Award Generalist, Level 3 (Project Specialist, Training Grant).The Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) is a research administration unit under the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research (OSVPR) dedicated to providing active support for the development, submission, and management of large-team multidisciplinary proposals.

SIRO supports pre-award and Federally funded Training Grants for multi-college and multi-institutional efforts, while Finance Office (FO) within OSVPR provides post-award support for complex large-team funded awards.

This position will report to a Project Manager in the SIRO and will perform duties listed below for university-wide training grants.nn nnThe responsibilities for this position include the following:nn nnAssist with processing appointments through funding agency portals (eg eRA Commons).

Maintaining all records of fellowship stipends, tuition, benefits and terminations through funding agency portalsnn nnAssist with annual progress report preparation and submissions (eg financial and technical) to funding agencynn nnProcess payback agreements and any unliquidated obligations at end of fiscal yearnn nnAssist with tracking student status with training program requirementsnn nnAssist with Graduate Action Forms (GAFs), and Benefit Action Forms (BAFs)nn nnProcess all financial reconciliations on budgeted expensesnn nnManage all training grant matching accountsnn nnAssist with management of ExTract and other training grant alumni tracking requirements for reporting and grant renewalnn nnProvide quarterly budget reports to training grant PIsnn nnThis position will actively collaborate with the college and institute staff assisting with training grants (e.g.

HHD and Huck Institute staff
– Director of Graduate Programs, Assistant Training Grant Administrator, and Director of Graduate Training Initiatives).nn nnThis position will be filled as level 3, and typically requires a Bachelors degree plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel functions, Governmental Reporting Systems (i.e., FastLane (NSF), ERA Commons (NIH)), Agency experience ( Strategic Information Management System (SIMS) grant reporting and budget functions (or similar institutional programs), and SIMBA financial system, are highly preferred.

Requires flexibility and self-management skills, including the ability to prioritize among a large number of diverse responsibilities.

Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Exceptional communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required.

Capability to work both independently and as a team member, ability to multitask and respond professionally in challenging situations is essential.nn nnPenn State provides a comprehensive benefits package, including 75% tuition discount for employees, their spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.nn nnThe Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms.

We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.

We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.nn nnLiving in Happy Valley: SIRO offices are located at the University Park campus of Penn State University.

Known as Happy Valley, the surrounding region boasts great outdoor recreation opportunities and high-quality public-school systems.

The Penn State Center for the Performing Arts brings world-renowned music, theatre, and dance artists to the campus.

The Bryce Jordan Center hosts larger events including sports exhibitions, family shows, commencements, Big Ten Basketball, and top-name performers in the music and entertainment industry.

University Park is centrally located, just 3-4 hours by car from New York, Philadelphia Baltimore/ Washington, and Pittsburgh with a reliable commuter airport 10 minutes from campus.nn nnCAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: nn nnPursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR).

The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The ASR is available for review here ( .nn nnEmployment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

nn nnEEO is the Law ( nn nnPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.nn nnAffirmative Action ( nn nnPenn State Policiesnn nnCopyright Information ( nn nnHotlinesnn nnUniversity Park, PAnn nnTheres a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the worlds universities.

Across 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 40,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom its the positive impact made on communities across the world.nn nnOur ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvanias sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission.

And across the world is a community of Penn Staters more than half a million strong driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities.nn nnAt Penn State, passion is met with collaboration in an environment that is rooted in shared pride for the accomplishments of our fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Penn Staters cheer each other on to build a culture committed to service and engagement.nn nnOur University values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State.

Our values are as follows; Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community.nn nnWe Are Penn State.nn nnOne Community.

Impacting Many.nn