Grants and Contracts Coordinator III - Alabama A&M University Job Opening

Grants and Contracts Coordinator III - Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University

Normal, Alabama
$43,000.00 - $60,000.00 a year — Contract
Category: Finance Manager

Location: Normal, AL Category: AL Cooperative Extension (ACES) Posted On: Tue May 21 2019 Job Description:

The Contracts and Grants Coordinator supports Alabama Cooperative Extension programs for the Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Unit in management of extramural funding. This includes but is not limited to proposal development assistance, review and approval, award review, award accounting, and contract and grant management, and grant reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Responsible for formalization of individual awards/grants/allocations with University finance to ensure accessibility to utilize funds as needed for Extension programs.
Serves as primary point of contact for all pre-award and post-award activity and coordinates the execution of contract and grant terms and conditions.
Acts as a liaison to USDA, University Finance, and Payroll to ensure coordination of all financial activities for Grants/Contracts.
Participate in all audits generated by grant and contracting agencies and organizations.
Assists in the administrative management of awards by approving and coordinating change orders, time extension, budget reallocations, and monitoring reporting from inception to close-out.
Serve as liaison between faculty, staff, and sponsors to advise and/or assist with the preparation and submission of proposals, review documentation for compliance with University, legal, and cost accounting standards and other guidelines.
Maintain knowledge and ensure compliance to applicable policies, statutes, regulations and procedures formulated by the University, state and federal government, granting agencies, and various private foundations and industries.
Manage online resources for maintenance of grant funds, ensuring compliance.
Train employees in proposal development, internal processes and procedures, agency requirements and award management as needed.
Provide support to grant recipients as needed in proper utilization of funds and recordkeeping of grant funds.


Job Requirements:

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management or other related fields required.
Minimum of 3 years prior experience in Accounting, Business, or Management.
Demonstrated Accounting Literacy through work experiences.

Desired Qualifications

Master's degree in relevant field and CPA.
Advanced knowledge of financial management, generally accepted accounting standards, and state and federal agency procedures
Knowledge of college/university accounting practices
Experience with Banner Finance and Human Resource systems
Extensive skills in Microsoft Office products, such as Excel and Word.

Salary Range: Grade 6

$43,000-$60,000, salary commensurate with education and experience within the salary range

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Accounting Literacy.
Professional Communication Proficiency.
Time Management.
Collaboration Skills.
Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
Flexibility.
Technical Capacity.
Stress Management/Composure.


Additional Information:

SALARY: $43,000-$60,000, salary commensurate with education and experience within the salary range

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

If you have additional questions contact:

Cynthia Canfield, Extension Human Resources Manager ([email protected]) with questions about this position.



Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.