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Research and Proposal Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123402
Title: Research Coordinator
Functional Title: Research and Proposal Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The AOSC Research & Proposal Coordinator will be responsible for working directly with Faculty on proposal submissions including searching for funding opportunities, creating complex budgets, review of guidelines to ensure compliance with proposal requirements, routing and final submission.
Will review account status with the Business Manager on a monthly basis.
Responsible for financial forecasting with all PIs to ensure adequate funding is available and to plan accordingly in it’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree is required.
• Three to five years experience in research and/or financial administration in an academic institution.
• Must be familiar with creating budgets, developing proposals, and federal contract/grant compliance.
• Experience working with electronic proposal submission programs,, NSPIRES and FastLane.
• Must possess strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to execute multiple assignments under specific time constraints.
•Experienced user of COEUS, BA4 and Excel


•Completion of ORA Certificate Program
•Working knowledge of University applications such as COEUS, PHR, ARES, KFS, ELF

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:


Posting Date: 09/12/2017
Closing Date: 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

• Sedentary work.
• Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
• Must be able to work quickly and effectively under stress and pressure.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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