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Director, Grants Administration

Company: Internet 2
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Internet2 is a non-profit member-driven organization that operates the nation's largest and fastest research and education network; comprised of over 320 higher education institutions, 60 affiliates, 58 leading corporations, 70 national research and education networking partners and 43 regional and state education networks that support more than 100,000 community anchor institutions. Our mission is to continue to be a driving force in the advancement of research and education through collaborative partnerships and the acceleration of innovation. We are seeking a strategic, collaborative candidate that will be an integral member of our Internet2 team. The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for the full life cycle of grant activities for Internet2, including compliance activities, and to ensure that grant requirements are met. As part of this responsibility, the individual supports the Internet2 business divisions with setting the standard templates, keeping template updated, developing grant proposals, including drafting narratives, preparing budget projections, and working with federal agencies on administrative matters, to ensure effective management of awards. Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements pre- and post-award grant activities for Internet2, including compliance activities, to ensure that grant requirements are met during the full lifecycle of a grant.
  • Facilitates review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for content and requirements by subject matter experts and other relevant staff to ensure the submission of high-quality grant proposals.
  • Negotiates administrative and compliance matters with federal agencies regarding grant proposals, award conditions, and other award requirements to ensure all requirements are met.
  • Maintains the grants management database, monitors and tracks the status and progress of grants including grant application summaries, approvals, and post-award progress.
  • Collaborates with the Legal department to review compliance requirements, relevant contracts, subawards, and award conditions. In addition, the individual works with Legal on monitoring new laws, regulations, and policies regarding grant activities to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborates with the Accounting Department to develop budgets and budget justifications for grant proposals, establishes and implements a review and monitoring process for budgeting, financial management, program deliverable progress, and post-award reporting.
  • Proactively identifies and communicates post-award challenges to key stakeholders, recommending possible solutions and providing appropriate support as needed to ensure resolution.
  • Manages and facilitates responses to federal and internal audits.
  • Provides training, workshops, and communication to staff and the community, upon request, in pre- and post- award grant activities to support their success in proposal development, grant writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants.
  • Maintains and regularly updates a grants management guidance manual for staff, working with Legal on the compliance aspects of the manual.
  • Manages the overall inventory of grants for Internet2.
  • Provides general guidance to Internet2 members, upon request, on grant-related matters.
  • Perform other functions as needed to support the goals of Internet2. Qualifications:
    • Minimum 8-10 years of experience showing mastery of the development of grants and grant-related compliance activities, including the full lifecycle of grants.
    • Mastery of federal agency grant submission and reporting processes and portals.
    • Proficiency in federal statutes, regulations, and policies relating to grants.
    • Strong Project Management and Process skills required to manage grants from start to finish.
    • Exceptional attention to details to ensure grants are accurate and a professional representation of Internet2 to increase the likelihood of grant awards.
    • Ability to effectively collaborate with multiple functions inside and outside Internet2 in order to effectively manage the grant process and ensure deadlines are met.
    • Open to feedback and constructive feedback to ensure the process is updated and inclusive of each function's role. PI124362141

Keywords: Internet 2, Ann Arbor , Director, Grants Administration, Executive , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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