Grants Facilitator

Riverside, CA
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $65,700 - $97,500
Title: Grants Facilitator
Category: Management and Professional
Department: SPP - Dean's Office
Date Posted: 06/15/2016

Position Information: In support of the School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Graduate School of Education (GSOE), the Grants Facilitator serves a strategic role in identifying and securing extramural funding that supports the research, instruction, and public service missions of the SPP and the GSOE. The position serves the faculty and Deans, with responsibility to identify extramural funding opportunities and coordinate proposal and pre-award processes. The position will have a strong focus on acquiring large multi-investigator and multidisciplinary awards. Responsibilities include writing portions of these large complex proposals and editing them to unify and enhance the contributions of disparate writers, as well as supporting faculty in identifying these large funding opportunities. The position will also support junior faculty to assist them in proposal organization and editing. This multi-level search will result in the hire of either a senior or junior level Grants Facilitator depending on the successful candidate's level of experience. To ensure consideration at both levels, applicants must apply to both job postings: Job Number 201604145881 (Research Administrator 4) and Job Number 201604155904 (Research Administrator 3). A Senior Grants Facilitator (Research Administrator 4) is responsible for performing the highest level of administrative analysis. Positions are allocated to this level on the basis of internal comparison, the nature and scope of responsibilities, and the specialized requirements of the work. A Research Administrator 4 is required to have a Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training and a minimum of 8 years of related experience. In addition, the senior level candidate has demonstrated skill in identifying large multi-disciplinary grants and some experience in working with granting agencies, researchers and/or faculty in a university setting. A Junior Grants Facilitator (Research Administrator 3) will provide staff assistance to campus officials in studying and developing recommendations that lead to major changes in organization, policies, procedures and practices, and may supervise other Analysts, or conducts responsible and complex analysis of administrative organization, policies, procedures, practices, and cost-benefit studies on a University-wide basis. Administrative analysis duties are performed under minimal supervision and work is reviewed in terms of meeting specific goals and objectives. A Research Administrator 3 is required to have a Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training and a minimum of 5 years of related experience. In addition, a junior level candidate must have demonstrated writing skills coupled with enthusiasm for higher education & research.

Minimum Requirements: Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Full knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.
Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.
Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions.
Ability to interpret policy for others.
Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
Demonstrated experience with writing and/or preparing technical white papers, contract/grant writing, and scientific papers.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite to create technical and sophisticated written communication materials.
Superior communications skills to effectively and professionally communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences.
Skill in developing and presenting oral and written presentations using various media formats, including Microsoft PowerPoint.
Demonstrated ability to act as a resource for the exploration of new ideas.
Demonstrated ability to approach problem solving using methodologies and logic to systematically analyze the problem and develop sound recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team that requires collaboration with colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the research environment and demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding in an institution of higher education.

Demonstrated experience in proposal management and/or academic project management.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience communicating highly complex scientific and technical issues.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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