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Grant Coordinator, National Science Funded Center for Research and Education (CNRE)

at University of the District of Columbia

Posted: 3/25/2020
Job Reference #: 1640
Keywords: office

Job Description

Title:Grant Coordinator, National Science Funded Center for Research and Education (CNRE)
Department:School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Full-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:

Salary Range: $24.99 per hour ($51,977 annually)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia is seeking a Grant Coordinator to work on a federally funded grant project. Our funded project focuses on conducting exciting research, education, and outreach activities. This position provides an opportunity to work in exciting and high impact research and education fields with faculty leaders while creating a strong and long-term societal impact. The grant coordinator position is for one year and can be renewed for multiple years subjected to availability of funds and incumbent performance.

A successful candidate will support the National Science Funded Center for Research and Education (CNRE). The grant coordinator is expected to have a solid background in engineering and science. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to hone management skills in the STEM focus center. The grant coordinator will have the chance to be a part of publications and conference presentations, hence building strong credentials. The incumbent may also have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students getting research experience in CNRE, resulting in gained mentoring and STEM education skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates grant progress reports in coordination with Center Director and external evaluator.
  • Maintains accurate details of grant spending in line with the spending plan for the center.
  • Supports communication-related to center activities and organize meetings.
  • Orders and oversee timely student and faculty payments.
  • Coordinates and ensure smooth transactions with other UDC and external entities such as UDC’s SEAS Research Center and student admission office.
  • Organizes outreach activities, meetings, internal and external workshops and events in coordination with the Center Director.
  • Assists with maintaining SEAS website, and social media accounts.
  • Assists in conducting surveys and their analysis.
  • Assists in video preparation for online posting.
  • Assists in manuscript preparation for conference and online magazines

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in project management and/or the management of administrative duties.
  • Knowledge of MS office tools and website maintenance.
  • Excellent management skills and the ability to work with others amicably.
  • Strong understanding of the University’s finance systems, preferred.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and may not be eligible for the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: While at this time the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B), we encourage and will consider individuals in an eligible OPT.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .