Grants and Contracts Administrator 2 (Junior Negotiator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Office of Sponsored Programs
Full/Part Time:


The person in the position will interact on a regular basis with faculty, university administrative offices, and external sponsors. Primary focus will be to prepare and submit proposals on behalf of Penn State, review terms and conditions associated with proposal solicitations, review grant agreements from federal agencies, negotiate appropriate terms and conditions in compliance with University policy, prepare subawards, and process subaward closeouts. Advise faculty and college coordinators in interpreting and adhering to sponsor and University guidelines. The successful candidate must have self-management skills, including the ability to prioritize and maintain a large volume workload in a fast-paced environment while paying attention to detail; have the ability to maintain effective relationships with peers and others in a diverse environment, support team decisions and follow through with job responsibilities while continuously building on current job knowledge; ability to interpret information, ideas and instructions clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing, determine causes of unusual occurrences and apply standard principles and practices to determine and implement solutions. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with federal government regulations highly preferred, especially the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200). Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Proposal preparation and post award management experience preferred. Familiarity with Strategic Information Management System (SIMS), and completion of The ACOR Certification & Education Series(ACES) program preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088