College of Engineering and Information Technology, Shared Services Center
The Grant Analyst/Specialist is a member of the College’s Shared Services Center (SSC) within the Sponsored Research team. The position will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to the College’s faculty by reconciling, managing, reporting and analyzing grant budgets within the College of Engineering and Information Technology. The position will act as a main point of contact for all awarded extramural accounts and serve as a liaison to UMBC administration on behalf of the faculty served by the SSC.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $53,100and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
A hybrid telework schedule may be available for Maryland residents.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide full-service grant support for faculty who have been awarded grant funding from external and internal agencies. Liaison on behalf of faculty with UMBC departments and/or individuals outside of UMBC necessary for successful administration of the project. Work closely with the SSC pre-award team to administer awarded funds.
Support for reconciliation and reporting on research-related accounts and activities within the College, including sponsored, self-support, foundation and all other research accounts. Tasks include, but are not limited to monthly account reconciliations, distribution of pay, journal entries, payroll transfers, budget revision requests, sub-award management, no-cost extension requests, report generation for PIs, forecasting/projections and project financial status reviews with PIs per the frequency they’ve requested.
Assist in supporting the campus’ effort report certification process within the college.
RT management and transaction approvals for all research accounts.
Assisting the pre-award team, as needed, with the proposal development and routing process in the College’s sponsored research unit within shared services. Tasks include RFP review, budget development, PI interface, Kuali data input and routing after being reviewed by sponsored research lead or Senior Specialist of sponsored research and RT pre-award queue management.
Ad hoc analysis as requested by leadership and/or PIs.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or a related field.
A minimum of three years of progressive experience, preferably in budgeting, financial analysis, reconciliation, financial reporting, forecasting or other related accounting/finance/analytical responsibilities.
Strong customer service focus
Experience in Excel and other Microsoft Office software
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.