Grant Support Specialist, College of Education and Human Sciences
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Grant Support Specialist, College of Education and Human Sciences.Position Details
118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division College of Education and Human Sciences Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded Partial Salary Range 40,000.00 - 40,000.00 Pay Grade
Posting Close Date Open until filled
Job Summary The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi is seeking to fill the position of Grant Support Specialist. USM is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity and, as such, the Grant Support Specialist in the College of Education and Human Sciences serves and important role in supporting the pursuit and management of external funding. The Grant Support Specialist will work alongside the faculty in the college to support both pre- and post-award efforts. Pre-award, this position supports faculty in interpreting funder guidelines, proposal submission and re-submission, and developing proposal budgets. Post-award activities include assisting with the revision of budgets or contracts due to funding changes, assisting with progress reports and faculty's ability to properly utilize funders' electronic reporting system software, communicating with ORA and principal investigators to ensure proper spend-down of budgets within specified time periods. The position supports the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Graduate Affairs in developing and maintaining tracking mechanisms, assembling and maintaining current faculty biosketches, and other materials needed for routine required sections of proposals.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or a related field and at least 2 years of experience in grant writing and/or related grant support experiences.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Master's degree from an accredited college or university with one year of experience in academia as a research administrator working directly with PIs.
About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www. usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.