George Washington University

George Washington University

Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award

United States

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Job Description Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Pre-Award Management, the Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award supports institutional research goals as an integral part of the Office of the Vice President for Research's Office of Sponsored Projects.

The Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award performs the core functions of the central office as institutional review and approval of all proposals for submission in order to secure external funding; as a resource person with expert level understanding and applied knowledge, providing consultation, guidance, and direction to senior leadership; functioning independently and decisively at a high level of proficiency; serving as co-facilitator to prepare and conduct training and education sessions; and serving as a delegate to submit proposals to the sponsor.

The Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award may manage a portfolio of diverse university schools, departments, centers, and institutes. The incumbent performs as a primary university resource to interpret and implement sponsor guidelines, federal and state regulations, along with university policies and procedures; provides oversight of the proposal development process to minimize the university's compliance risk; communicates with sponsoring agencies; develops training materials; provides guidance, education, and training to unit and departmental level staff associated with sponsored activities; and keeps abreast of new developments in the field of research administration, pre-award management, federal regulations, policies, and procedures in order to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for information and guidance to university faculty, staff, and students.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serves as backup coverage for the Senior Sponsored Projects Officer, Pre- Award to submit designated proposals with AOR approval.
  • Serves as a resource for complex proposals including proposals with multiple collaborators, international designation, or large, complex collaborative projects (such as cooperative agreements, P or T grants), etc.
  • Acts as a point of contact for identifying online resources and provides information to facilitate the proposal development process; analyzes and resolves problems related to non-compliance during the preparation of the proposal.
  • Prepares and presents presentations to small or large groups.
  • Liaises with affiliated offices such as Human Resources, Technology Transfer, General Counsel, IRB, and IACUC to facilitate initial contact as part of the proposal development process.
  • Troubleshoots and responds to inquiries related to Cayuse 424 and other agency systems/ electronic portals (e.g., eRA Commons,, FastLane, ProposalCentral, etc.), lude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • This position will require on-campus in-person meetings (e.g., Team Meetings, OSP-All Staff, etc.) at the discretion of OSP leadership
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


    Campus Location: Ashburn, Virginia

    College/School/Department: Office Vice President of Research (OVPR) Family Research Administration Sub-Family Sponsored Projects Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? No Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S012117 Job Open Date: 05/09/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
  • No
  • Yes
  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position (if hired before October 31, 2022) and 90 days, if hired on or after October 31, 2022. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
  • Yes
  • NO
  • Not Applicable
  • What is your salary range expectation?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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  • Cover Letter
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    Job details


    Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award


    George Washington University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Washington University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #63. Its tuition and fees are $59,870.

    George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and, starting with the Class of 2018, juniors are required to live on campus as well. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and nine other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial and The GW Patriot.

    The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and performers including Kerry Washington. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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