Job Details

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Position Number: 5296981
  • Location: Edinburg, TX
  • Position Type: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts


Posting Number: SRGV7018
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Social Work
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To coordinate of the pre-award and post-award aspects of the research enterprise to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. Support and enhance research by overseeing and managing the submission, negotiation, and execution of awards. Serves as the lead for the assigned projects. Serves as the lead for the assigned projects for the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing.

Description of Duties:
Leads the proposal submission process to external funding sources and manages the notice of award process.
Resolves specific complex non-financial post-award issues of funded projects.
Guides faculty and staff in the development of complex budgets for proposal submission.
Provides guidance and advice to faculty and staff with the development and submission of the most complex proposals for funding as well as time and effort functions.
Reviews award terms and conditions and advises key personnel regarding management of the award.
Consults in the negotiation process of awards/subawards terms and conditions.
Leads the request for award budget modifications in accordance with federal, state and/or university policies and regulations.
Leads the request for substantial changes in sponsored project objectives and changes in key personnel.
Investigates and resolves general pre-award and post-award issues.
Provides advice to other Research Services Coordinators.
Interprets University administrative procedures regarding sponsored research and enforces appropriate relevant regulations.
Coordinates meetings and communications with other university departments to streamline processes and ensure compliance in the management of the award.
Develops and conducts training workshops for the campus community related to sponsored programs.
Reviews administrative procedures and proposes solutions to comply with regulations affecting governmental and private research grants and contracts.
May perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from department director or assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
May supervise support staff such as clerical or research assistants.

Required Education:
Bachelors degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:
Certified Research Administrator or graduate or professional degree in research administration, business administration, law or public administration.


Required Experience:
Four (4) years of relevant experience, such as grant management, processing contracts and agreements, budgets and financial analysis or writing/editing research or grant management documentation or
Two (2) years of specific experience in the preparation and processing of research grant proposals and/or awards and in their administration with a Masters degree.

Preferred Experience:

Standard office equipment. Proficiency in computer applications, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment.

Demonstrated ability to work successfully in diverse settings; the ability to organize and drive programs across a broad spectrum; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; excellent command of the English language; a willingness to think critically and act independently in those tasks delegated to their care.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/05/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

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