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This is a professional position at the intermediate level, fully operational level of the Research Administrator series. The incumbent applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments / projects / tasks of moderate scope and complexity; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.
The incumbent will be providing moderate analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; negotiating, administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.
Under general supervision, develops and/or oversees research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Works on proposals of moderate scope such as single investigator NSF proposals where analysis of financial information or reports requires review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc). Receives assignments on project basis and fully analyzes problems, gathers data and information, and recommends solutions. May be eligible for delegated signature authority. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official.
The complexity of the proposals and awards is defined as follows: Type of Proposals - Unsolicited proposals; some RFA, RFP, or PA responding proposals; <25% subaward proposals, <25% institutional commitment proposals; moderate variety of agencies; Type of Awards - Regular research awards; <25% subawards; <25% cost sharing; moderate number of awarding entities. Type of Self-Supporting Activities - Research recharge operations (income , $5M/year; training grants). Contributions to Development of Policies and Procedures - Provides data gathering and analysis to the development of policies and procedures.
Resources to be managed will be determined by each department reflecting the quantitative measures in the Classification Matrix for Sponsored Research Administration.
Overtime and weekends may be required.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to manage a high volume of transactions.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Knowledge of OMB circulars such as Uniform Guidance, A-21, A110 and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Experience working with computer and information management systems.
Knowledge of common sponsored award mechanisms and skills to gather and analyze resource data from various sources.
Experience working in a university environment. Ability to interpret and apply university policies and procedures regarding purchasing, return goods, travel, disbursements, inventory, and audits.
Knowledge of payroll and personnel regulations including impact of salary scales, merits, rage adjustments. Knowledge of employee benefit regulations, leave accruals, summer salary policie
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