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Administrative Specialist CL1
Pre-Award Services is responsible for the review, processing and submission of proposals to external sponsors; negotiations, formal acceptance, and execution of awards; and project account set-up in PeopleSoft consistent with award conditions and University cost sharing obligations.
Post-Award and Fiscal Services serves as liaison between the university and external sponsors once an award has been made, assisting faculty and staff with cradle-to-grave project administration including: contract and subcontract negotiation, project set-up and monitoring, modification of awards, project invoicing and accounting, financial and effort reporting and project close-out activities.
The Reporting & Information Management unit develops, maintains, and administers several data systems, including the Proposal Approval Routing System (PARS), which comprise the University of Maine’s proposal processing, award management, workflow, and document management systems. The unit reports grant activity, research expenditures, and facilities capacity to the University, the Federal government, and to other national statistical gatherers such as ASEE and US News and World Report.