Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) Grants Consultant Grants Professional II (Job code 8203P2)
WORK HOURS: 40 hours/week – 100% SALARY: Commensurate with experience. HSJMC supports the continued professional development of its staff.
About the Job The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) seeks a Grants Consultant. The Grants Consultant will manage all stages of grants and other funding opportunities for the School to develop proposals. We seek someone with experience in prospect development and proposal writing who can expand the range of internal and external awards for the HSJMC, who is interested in external relations to support the school, and who is interested in continuing their own professional development.
The Grants Consultant is responsible for managing all stages of grants, contracts, and donated fund opportunities for the HSJMC, from initial prospecting through project management and final reporting. This position is responsible for supporting the research and professional development activity of 31 departmental faculty and instructional staff.
This is a full time, 12-months continuing Civil Services position (classification Grants/Contracts Professional 2). Initial appointment will be for 2 years, continuation beyond that will depend on future funding.
JOB DUTIES: Initiate and oversee the development of budget and narrative proposals and written material in support of specific funding initiatives. Complete sponsor budgets and other forms for all new/renewal proposals in preparation for collegiate submission. Manage aspects of the award setup and management, including submission of Just in Time information and interim and financial progress reports. Gather and prepare materials for submission to CLA, including editing and finalizing narratives, budgets, and appendices. Prepare proposals and institutional documents to CLA for submission to UM Sponsored Projects Administration or UM Foundation (30%)
Serve as the School grant/contract expert and consultant. Assist CLA grants personnel and departments, university centers, and departments/colleges, as needed. Provide guidance on policy, systems, and procedures for researchers and peers. Work with HSJMC Director and staff on HSJMC and interdisciplinary CLA programmatic research initiatives as they are developed. Support HSJMC Fellows, collaboratives, and affiliates in grant seeking, by offering consultations and support for prospecting. Offer periodic presentations on grant seeking to HSJMC affiliates. Assist with submissions. (20%).
Provide identification of, and guidance with, proposals for HSJMC faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities can include notification of agency or foundation announcements. Research and identify external and internal funding opportunities for the HSJMC. With guidance from the HSJMC Director, explore potential new areas of funding to support HSJMC operations and special projects (20%)
Monitor pre-and post- award compliance issues including FOI, RCR, sponsor’s access policies, other support documentation, use of human subjects. Keep accounting personnel informed about issues relevant to awards, including initial set-up and award, monitoring grant/donor activity, correspondence and interim reporting. Write or assist in writing final reports. Prepare and manage all materials for submission as required by funder, CLA, UM SPA or UM Foundation (10%)
Coordinate, monitor, and maintain all phases of subcontracts. Communicate with subcontractor PIs and institution staff regarding reporting, amendments, and invoicing. Advise PI of subcontractor balances and problems (based on information provided from HSJMC accountant). Recommend subcontractor future funding levels. Communicate contract terms and funding amounts from CLA accounting to grant team. (10%)
Review Notice of Award for funding amount and terms. Notify Principal Investigator (PI) of any concerns or award changes. Assure the department receives or creates child accounts, if needed, and that F&A sharing agreement terms are met. (5%)
Complete annual reporting, including effort and publication reporting. Determine future year budget and calculate potential unobligated balances through analysis and forecasting. Assure timely submission and provide assistance as needed. (5%)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • BA/BS plus at least 2 years of relevant experience, or a combination of related education and experience to equal 6 years. • Demonstrated track record of successful grant development and awards • Excellent writing and editing skills • Excellent communication skills • Demonstrated successful track record of managing multiple projects with competing deadlines • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaborative teams • Demonstrated experience of working with a diverse group of people, such as faculty, staff, and community partners
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Familiarity with a broad range of research and teaching fields within the Hubbard School (journalism, advertising, public relations, media management/economics, health and/or political communication, media law, media ethics and related policy) • Experience with community partnerships and community-engaged grants • Experience with gift solicitation and donor development
Internal Number: 332217
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