Senior Contracts and Grants Officer
8AM - 5PM
Commensurate with Experience
This position is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored programs administration services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units, including acting as an institutional liaison with extramural sponsors. The duties of this position include (but are not limited to): the review, analysis and endorsement of proposals; analysis of award (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, contracts) terms and conditions; negotiation and acceptance/execution of sponsored agreements; providing advice to faculty and staff regarding sponsored programs issues; interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations and award terms and conditions; negotiating and executing subcontracts under UC Riverside's prime; coordinating and/or approving prior approval requests and facilitating award close-out, and participating in the presentation of research administration training courses. This position also interacts with a variety of campus and system-wide offices to facilitate the management, administration and conduct of sponsored programs. Budgeted hiring salary range is $53,700 to $75,000 annually. Posting is for two open positions.
Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Working knowledge of sponsored programs administration policies, procedures and practices of non-federal sponsors.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Working knowledge of federal regulations, policies and guidelines regarding sponsored programs administration.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Working knowledge of the intellectual property principles, policies, regulations, practices and the technical and legal issues affecting the protection, use and exploitation of intellectual property.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Ability to analyze data, information and objectives; identify patterns, concerns, issues, problems, needs, tendencies and relationships; formulate logical and objective conclusions; recognize alternatives and there implications; and make sound decisions or recommendations.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Working knowledge of proposal/project cost principles.
Working knowledge of generally accepted contracting and subcontracting principles and practices, as well as knowledge of research funding mechanisms employed by extramural sponsors.
Knowledge of UC sponsored programs administration policies, procedures and practices.
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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview