Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Administration & Institutional Compliance

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Administration & Institutional Compliance

Office of Research Administration

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Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:

Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Offices of Research Administration (ORA) and Institutional Compliance (OIC) consist of pre-award grants and contracts management, post-award grants management and research accounting, and institutional compliance. The Assoc. Vice Chancellor provides oversight of both offices, is responsible for ensuring effective administration of the University's sponsored research portfolio, and supports faculty researchers. This position supports the Assoc. Vice Chancellor and works closely with the Directors of ORA and OIC through: assistance with special projects to improve the efficiency of ORA and OIC, conducting general administrative activities, liaising with faculty and administrative staff across the campus, and supporting the operational needs of the Assoc. Vice Chancellor, ORA and OIC. The Assistant to the Assoc. Vice Chancellor will also help manage office purchasing and maintain the ORA webpage.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-HS Diploma or GED/Equivalent required, with Bachelors degree preferred
-8-10 years of administrative experience, including at least 1-2 years supporting senior level managers
For candidates with a Bachelors degree, administrative experience of 5 or more years will be considered, including 1-2 years supporting senior level managers
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Extensive experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint software

Other Considerations:
-Experience in a higher education setting and/or in the field of grant administration a plus
-Ability to be flexible, take initiative and manage multiple priorities
-Ability to work under pressure of deadlines
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Experience with PeopleSoft, Cayuse, BuyWays, SUMMIT, and CitiBank OneCard management systems
-Ability to work well with many different personalities and work styles
-Strong attention to detail and accuracy for input and tracking of various spreadsheets; strong organizational skills

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin June 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.





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Posted: 5/23/2017
Application Due: 7/22/2017
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