Kansas City Metro Area
SOM KC Internal Medicine – Nephrology and Hypertension
Program Coordinator- Clinical Research and Global Health Initiatives
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Job Description Summary:
Global Health Initiatives and Clinical Research is seeking Senior Program Coordinator to support international and domestic research portfolio in collaboration with our institutional structures, faculty, and sponsors. This position provides a full range of administrative support for the grant operations, with primary emphasis in ensuring the adequate support to the internationally stationed Research Project Manager, while strategically outlining resources for the development of grant proposal and the management of funding in accordance with institutional, federal, state, industry, or other extramural sponsors policies and guidelines. Key responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the life cycle of grant.
Serves as the administrative resource and liaison in support of the business aspects of the Global Health Initiatives and Clinical Research. Function encompasses activities related to the full life cycle of research management including coordinating funding sources, proposal development, contract development, sub-award management, procurement, and overall compliance with university policies, state and granting sponsoring agency. Support internal implementation of general principles of GAAP standards in sustaining financial compliance and consistency with grant rules over the life of the project, following institutional and sponsor guidelines. Supports research staff and researchers within the Global Health Initiatives and Clinical Research in procurement, research foundation policies and sponsor guidelines in accordance with unit standard operating procedures.
The successful candidate should have superior organizational skills, excellent leadership qualities, and be able to efficiently manage competing priorities. In addition, they will be able to operate with autonomy, evaluate and prioritize responsibilities and build strong relationships with stakeholders under limited oversight from Project Manager.
Job Duties Outlined:
- Manage and perform activities related to multiple areas of sponsored projects including, but not limited to procurement, administration, and contract activities.
- Perform a variety of technical and skilled duties involved in meticulously developing major program projects in accordance with established KUMC polices, federal, state, and industry regulations. Support grant opportunities, support the proposal development and submission, contribute to non-technical components of proposals process, sustain necessary documentation for project leads: biosketch, other support, facilities, and resources, ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and terms and conditions; support CRC in obtaining quotes for services.
- Engage in understanding of outlined budgets and works with various entities intra-inter institutional to clarify project budgets and re-budgeting requirements as needed.
- Review contracts and sub-agreements to ensure expenditures comply with the terms and propose scope outlined by Lead of the Global Health Initiatives and Clinical Research
- Ensure timely entry of expenditures in institutional financial platforms, Workday, while working with research teams across the organization to ensure allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of the costs in support of cost management.
- Support internal implementation of general principles of GAAP standards in sustaining financial compliance and consistency with contracts/agreements over the life of the project, following institutional and sponsor guidelines.
- Engage in multi-dimensional responsibilities in nature, typically include various cross-functional duties and responsibility across multiple units of the organization.
- Occasional travels (at least once annually) to Washington, DC, and sub-Saharan Africa.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years related work experience OR an equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education and work experience.
- Work Experience: 2 – 5 years related work experience OR an equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education and work within academia or research administration.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; good judgment; analytical problem-solving ability; and ability to provide high quality service in a timely manner is required.
- Advanced understanding of statutes and guidelines relevant to regulatory affairs in clinical research
- Experience working in a University or large clinical academic institution
- Understanding of federal guidelines – Uniform Guidance, FAR Clauses, etc.
- Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook), Grant management software systems, etc.
- Education: Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Management
- Work Experience: 2-5 years’ experience in large clinical unit within academia or research administration
- Workday Systems, Adaptive, HURON and Master Excel
- Certified: CRA, CCRP, CPRA
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$54,000.00 – $80,000.00