School Research Administrator, SEAS

Washington, DC
Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

Engineering Research in the Heart of the Nation's Capital. The School of Engineering and Applied Science ("SEAS") is recruiting for a School Research Administrator to work in a dynamic and growing research environment.
The George Washington University' School of Engineering and Applied Science excels in research and education in biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, nanotechnology, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, artificial intelligence, tissue engineering and bio-materials, just to list a few areas of expertise.
In order to support SEAS' research growth efforts, we are looking for a School Research Administrator who is experienced, energetic, proactive, and possesses strong customer service skills with all levels of faculty, students, and staff to join our team.

The School Research Administrator (SRA) reports to the Manager of Research Administration and will provide pre- and post-award support for a portfolio of several departments.

The SRA responsibilities include:

Assists Principal Investigators (PIs) and Dean's office staff in pre-award proposal support, including: budget development and determination of cost-sharing requirements, staffing requirements, assessing space utilization requirements.

Serves as an active communication liaison between GW's central research office (OVPR) and the SEAS faculty. Communicate updates, policies, procedures, processes and relevant research information to constituent groups on a timely basis.

Reviews expenditures and charges, including P-card charges, requisitions, purchase orders, service agreements, invoice payments, payroll, stipends, and tuition benefits for allowability of expenditures and conformance to sponsor guidelines, and contract, or grant application requirements. Be responsible for post-award project administration and keeping abreast of changes in policies and procedures.

Responds to requests from OVPR and the SEAS faculty. Communicate updates, policies, procedures, processes and relevant research information to constituent groups on a timely basis.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Three years of administrative and financial experience in higher education research administration, research support programs or related function.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Research or grants education and/or certification is preferred (CRA).
Proficiency in the use of personal computers and various office application software programs, to include spreadsheets and database management.
Experience submitting proposals with federal agencies and foundations.
Experience with financial grants management.
Knowledge of enterprise software (e.g., Oracle, Banner, Cayuse) utilized at the university a plus.
Individuals with experience working in the sponsored research arena, especially experience with NIH, NSF and ONR grants are encouraged to apply.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research Administration Sub-Family Research Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006161 Job Open Date: 03/01/2017 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.

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  1. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
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