The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a Contract Administrator (full-time, contractual position) for its Office of Research Administration and Advancement (ORAA) in Cambridge, MD. This position reports to the Vice President for Administration as has responsibility for research administration functions for UMCES. This includes contract and grant proposal review and submission, award negotiations and administration, assisting faculty and staff with management and administration of awards throughout their life cycle. The successful candidate will also analyze sponsored awards for compliance and consistency with federal and state laws and regulations.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 3 years previous experience in the contract and grant field, preferably in higher education with a strong contract review and negotiation background. Candidate must have working knowledge of Uniform Guidance and relevant OMB Circulars, the FAR and other regulations governing sponsored awards. Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal) are required as well as an ability to interact in a positive manner with all levels of management, faculty and staff. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules. Additionally, previous experience with the University System of Maryland and/or the State of Maryland with contract and grant negotiations is desirable.
UMCES unleashes the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future through five research centers – the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park. UMCES is an EOE/AA employer.
Location/Region: Cambridge, MD