[Coral-List] Job Announcement: Grant Administrator/Program Manager of the Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute

schils.be/tom tom at schils.be
Thu Mar 11 22:27:02 EST 2010

Dear Coral-Listers,

The University of Guam solicits applications for a Grant Administrator/Program Manager of its newly established Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in grant management and coral reef biology.
An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The full announcement can be downloaded from the UOG Human Resources Office website (http://uoghro.com/pdf/036-10%20Amendment%20Grant%20Administrator%20-%20Program%20Manager.pdf).
Please note that the closing date for applications has been extended to April 1, 2010.
Further questions can be directed to the PI of the project, Dr. John Peterson (jpeterson at uguam.uog.edu).


The University of Guam solicits applications to establish a list of eligibles for limited term appointment, full-time federally funded position (subject to the availability of funds): Grant Administrator / Program Manager (#036-10)

Salary: $50,000.00 per Annum
Open Date: January 08, 2010
Closing Date: Continuous Until Filled
Location: Academic and Student Affairs - 100% Federally Funded

Minimum experience and training:
(A) Two years of experience in administering, planning, developing, and coordinating or implementing programs or projects and graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor's Degree; or
(B) Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the minimum, knowledge, abilities and skills.

Job qualifications:
Knowledge of principles and practices of modern public administration and ability to interpret and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding federal aid or local programs. Ability to plan, develop, implement, and coordinate federally funded projects and programs. Ability to evaluate operational effectiveness and implement changes in program functions to partnership staff. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and ability to maintain records and prepare technical reports.

Character of duties:
The Grant Administrator/Program Manager plans, develop, implements, and reviews federally funded projects/programs, contracts, and grants. The Grant Administrator/Program Manager ensures that each assigned project has a functional evaluation design; evaluates projects for cost effectiveness; determines the priority and applicability to projects for future funding. Confers with principal investigator on current status of budgets and future funding; communicates with agencies, departments, organizations, and federal personnel regarding grants, contracts, memorandum of agreement. Assist in the preparation of the grants annual evaluation reports. Provides consultation and technical assistance to program staff and project leaders to ensure compliance with federal grant regulations. Develops administrative procedures and guidelines to be followed in the development and implementation of projects and activities. Assists in the reviewing and analyzing of budget request for funding. Maintains proper control of records of all expenditures and obligations relating to federally grants, contracts and memorandum of agreement. Reviews payment requests and recommends appropriate adjustments to budgetary requirements or needs. Prepares financial portion of grant submitted to federal agencies. Keeps abreast of developments and changes in federal laws, regulations, and congressional bills that directly and indirectly affect the grant. Works closely with the principal investigator in monitoring the status of activities planned and performed. Provides support to principal investigator and project leaders in the planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of their projects and programs. Manages Minority Institute/Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute personnel including preparation of job descriptions, personnel actions, and evaluations; and maintaining personnel records. Supervises support staff of the grant.

Tom Schils
University of Guam Marine Laboratory
UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923, Guam USA

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