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Contract & Grant/Sponsored Pgms Mgr, Lansing

Published Feb 13, 2020

Contract and Grant Administration is hiring an APSA level 15 Contract & Grant/Sponsored Pgms Mgr position (Posting #635833) that is now available through MSU Careers Portal*.  This position is responsible for managing the Transactions Group of Contract and Grant Administration (CGA).  If you are interested or know someone who is interested, we encourage you or them to apply.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tracy Halloran.

Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 2/11/2020 at 11:55 PM and the deadline for submitting applications closes on 2/25/2020 at 11:55 PM. 

*MSU Careers postings can be found by searching for the Job Number in the “Job Search” box on the right side of the page.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing the Transactions Group of Contract and Grant Administration (CGA). The Transactions Group is responsible for the review of expenditures on sponsored program accounts for compliance with university and agency policy, as well as award terms and conditions. This requires the ability to assess risk, interpret awards, and communicate effectively. This position will manage the day-to-day operations of a six person group by monitoring workload assignments, conducting quality control of transaction processing, training unit and university employees regarding processes and the allow ability of expenses, communicating with faculty project investigator(s), departmental administrator(s) and fiscal officer(s), and developing CGA policies and procedures. In addition, this position assists with external audits, represents the unit in collaborative efforts, and completes special projects as assigned.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration, Accounting, or a related area of study; Five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in auditing, financial or accounting practices, research administration projects, funding and grant practices, and/or experience in a field related to the area of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Person must be able to legally work with export-controlled information.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in research administration; ability to think creatively and work independently; demonstrated problem solving/conflict resolution skills; good to excellent writing and interpersonal skills; successful completion of complex financial reports and/or review of expenditures against award terms and restrictions, experience in interpretation of contract/grant terms and conditions; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and manage deadlines in a positive and professional manner; audit experience; and good to excellent skills in Microsoft Office software.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends on 2/11/2020 at 11:55 PM