Appointment Terms: UMPSA represented, full-time regular appointment.
Salary: The salary range is $35,183 to $41,047. The starting salary will be based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.
Position Summary: Coordinates the pre-award planning, organization, preparation, and the post-award administration of various grants. Interacts with investigators and administrative staff to ensure that grants are in compliance with regulatory, funding agency, and policy requirements. Provides guidance and support to investigators in the identification and development of grant opportunities.
Campus Grant and Contract Coordinator Responsibilities (75%):
• Coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals for one or more departments; provides guidance and assistance to investigators in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and requirements
• Serves as a liaison between investigators, granting agencies, and the Vice President for Administration and Finance in the budgeting and preparation of grant proposals; researches agency and University of Maine System/University of Maine at Presque Isle requirements and compiles and prepares comprehensive budget justifications for investigators
• Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements
• Advises and/or assists as appropriate in the design, formatting and preparation of grant documentation, to include creation of computerized statistical summaries and/or graphics as necessary
• Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required
• Develops and maintains a library of reference documentation, including such information as funding agency requirements and forms, investigator profiles and curriculum vitae, abstracts and reference literature, and other pertinent material
• Provides advice and guidance to researchers on the application of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; facilitates and supports the research and identification of funding opportunities on behalf of investigators, as appropriate
• Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period
• Maintains currency of knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; disseminates and/or presents changes to departments and advises on the implementation of changes, and on the impact of changes on funded operations.
Cultural Outreach Liaison Responsibilities (25%):
• Creative marketing of Northern Maine Center for Cultural Arts project- graphic design skills, branding experience, social media networking, website creation and maintenance plus maintaining the Arts Aroostook calendar and website
• Assist Director of the University Art Collection and the Reed Art Gallery in forging relationships between Presque Isle arts organizations (Wintergreen Arts Center, Aroostook Partners in the Arts) and downtown entities, including City Hall, the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, and Chamber of Commerce. Future partnerships should be considered with The Northern Maine Fair, County Bluegrass Festival, Arootstakoostik Music Festival, Maple Meadow Festival, the Nordic Center, and Aroostook Band of MicMacs. Additionally, signature events should be developed that are centered at the Northern Maine Center for Cultural Arts
• Grant research, preparation, and reporting to maintain both programmatic and employee salary funding
• Strong organization, communication skills (both written and verbal) to coordinate between campus staff (Reed Gallery Director, Art Department Faculty, Media Relations Office, Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice President for Administration and Finance), project partners, and programmatic personalities (artists, artist management, foundations).
• Create a 5 year marketing plan for Northern Maine Center for Cultural Arts and organize funding structure for the plan
• Coordinate structure for resident artist jurying process, rental agreements, and workshop development (this could also assist in the establishment of the UMPI Art Institute - workshops for both students and community and would be in close collaboration with UMPI Art Faculty)
Required Qualifications: A completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates with experience administering of grants. A Bachelor’s of Fine Arts would also be of significant interest.
Benefits: Excellent health/dental/accident/life insurance, retirement and tuition waiver benefits.
University: The University of Maine at Presque Isle is located in Maine’s beautiful north country with its accessibility to numerous lakes, rivers and other picturesque natural features, the University of Maine at Presque Isle serves 1400 students of diverse educational backgrounds and offers a full range of quality academic programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professional Programs, and Teacher Education. The University of Maine at Presque Isle will design with each student a personalized, technologically innovative education and prepare each graduate for a professional career, global contributions, and lifelong learning. Candidates may find more information about this new direction for the University at www.umpi.edu/personalized.
Barbara B. Lambert
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age disability, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law.