Sponsored Programs Administrator I

Provides professional staff support with
sponsored program activities to include grant, contract and subcontract
preparation; negotiation of research, training and service contracts. Provides administrative services to project
review for sponsor and university compliance.


Contract Preparation and Negotiation

. Assists with the preparation and negotiation of research, training, and
service contracts with other public and private institutions.


Responds to inquiries from Principal Investigators and Grants and Contracts
Accounting concerning interpretation of the provisions of awards. Responds to requests from awarding agencies
for information related to proposals and externally funded grants and
contracts. Prepares paperwork and drafts
correspondence for negotiation/acceptance of grants and contract terms and
conditions, modifications, extensions and related administrative matters.
Serves as liaison to sponsors over the life of the project.

Proposal Review

. Reviews and revises
proposals for submission to outside funding agencies for grant or contract
supported projects. Contacts awarding agencies to verify status of proposal or
obtain other information as requested.

Report Preparation


Assists with the preparation and/or
submission of reports other than fiscal reports to the awarding agency as
required. Coordinates preparation of
annual and final progress reports for awarding agencies.


. Reviews Sponsor information
pertaining to federal regulations, specific agency requirements, and procedures
and applies information to daily tasks.

Staff Support

. Provides support to departmental
administrators in the preparation of grant applications, preparation of subawards,
and general management of grants and contracts.

As Needed.

Performs various duties as needed to
successfully fulfill the functions of the position.


Bachelor’s Degree. Will accept 48 months of equivalent experience in lieu of a
Bachelor’s Degree.



Knowledge of Microsoft
Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook) or comparable computer

Knowledge of databases and electronic tools related to
funding opportunity dissemination, e.g., Community of Science.

Excellent editing skills and verbal and written communication

Good organizational skills

Ability to work with personnel from diverse backgrounds.

Ability to multitask

Ability to meet deadlines and handle stressful situations

Ability to learn quickly

Ability to work independently and as a team member

Department Preferences:
Experience working with grants and/or contracts in
a higher education, nonprofit, or research environment.

Required Attachments


Resume, Cover Letter

Special Indications


Hiring contingent upon background check

Job Posting


Feb 24, 2017

Unposting Date



Company: University of Oklahoma

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017

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