The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (CIS) is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics and Data Science. It also shares faculty and is a partner in the department of Computational Biology. The college is known for bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, ground breaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact. Its majors which represent more than twelve percent of the undergraduate student body, is six times higher than it was a decade ago. Half of all undergraduates on the Ithaca campus take at least one CIS course during their time at Cornell. CIS is responding to this tremendous growth in student interest by continuing to increase its faculty by an additional 33% in the next five years. CIS shares faculty with Cornell Tech, as well as two joint departments, shared with several other colleges. CIS is the lead dean for the largest joint department. Design is starting on a new building to accommodate this growth, providing space for innovative research and teaching initiatives.
Members of the CIS Sponsored Research Administration Center (SRAC) team provide centralized pre-award and post award management support to faculty Principal Investigators (PI's) in its three departments. Our mission is to add value to Cornell Bowers College by collaborating with faculty to provide superior service, reduce administrative burdens, create efficiencies, and provide expertise in navigating sponsor guidelines throughout the proposal development process to facilitate assembly and submission of successful proposals
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The Pre-Award Specialist will serve as the expert and primary point person and advisor for PI's across the College regarding proposal submissions. As an integral part of the research administration community and in support of the University's overall research mission, this position requires an unwavering commitment to service and excellence in a demanding, deadline-driven environment. This position involves working closely with and serving as a liaison between faculty and staff within the college and across campus, as well as external organizations to meet proposal objectives and submission deadlines, using a variety of communications methods and displaying the highest level of professionalism and tact at all times.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate ongoing changes to internal and external policies and regulations; facilitating short lead times on proposal or project deliverables; effectively balancing conflicting priorities; and contributing and adjusting to a continuously evolving environment are vital requirements. This position requires collaboration with fellow team members to ensure coverage of all departmental needs and objectives, including but not limited to routine administrative tasks, the orientation of new faculty, and cross-training with colleagues internally and across campus. This position will develop and communicate standard procedures and expectations related to proposal submission, and provide updates and data related to pending proposal submissions. This position also supports SRAC post award coordination and maintains the internal database (CISIS) to support both pre and post award administration.
Associate's Degree in business, communication or related field and six or more years of financial and/or administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be very detail oriented and possess excellent customer service skills.
Ability and comfort working with tight deadlines
Demonstrated success inworking both independently and collaboratively as a part of a team in a professional office environment, working on multiple projects simultaneously.
Familiarity with database management and/or financial management tools.
Ability to manage confidential information and materials.
Experience interacting and building relationships with organizational leaders, faculty, visitors, and external organizations.
Highly proficient with MS Office software products including MSWord, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
Must be highly competent and knowledgeable in modern office methods and procedures (including filing techniques, telephone etiquette, and professional writing).
Bachelor's Degree in business, communication or related field and four years of financial and/or research administration experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience interpreting guidelines and applying for funding from a variety of sources but specifically federal, leading the administrative aspects of submitting grant proposals, and interpreting University research compliance requirements.
Experience with research.gov, FastLane, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Word, SciENcv, RASS and database management.
When applying please submit BOTH a cover letter and resume for full consideration.
Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance are not available with this position.
*Will consider flexible work options
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Research Administration Coordinator
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