Contract and Grant Analyst

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Contract and Grant Analyst Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201901287723 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $48,800 - $96,200 Position Information The BEES Administrative Unit provides business services for a large and complex operation encompassing extensive teaching, research, and outreach components for the Botanic Gardens, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Student Services (including the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, the Graduate Student Affairs Center, and the Science and Math Initiative) for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). In addition, BEES supports the UCR employees and campus purchases of the USDA Salinity Laboratory and provides conference management support for all units within CNAS. Under the general supervision of the BEES Financial Operations Manager, the Contract and Grants Analyst will work in partnership with the lead Contract and Grants Analyst to manage the pre- and post-award administration of over 230 fund sources for over 40 Principal Investigators. The incumbent will prepare agency-specific, multi-year budgets and coordinate the submission of proposals to multiple agencies; prepare comprehensive and detailed reports; assist faculty in planning for the effective and appropriate use of all their funds; ensure compliance with agency-specific terms and conditions, federal guidance, and UC policy; and coordinate all aspects of Sales and Service funds. The successful incumbent will work with a diverse set of customers and will have a cheerful, welcoming, and patient attitude; will take ownership of assigned duties as demonstrated by the indecently shepherding tasks to a successful conclusion; will promptly communicate problems and issues to the Financial Operations Manager; will work quickly and accurately; and will enjoy being both a knowledgeable resource and link between faculty, students, staff, and campus resources.PLEASE NOTE: This position is currently posted as Research Administrator I Job ID# 201901307821 and Research Administrator 2 Job ID# 201901287723. Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match for your skills. All applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the recruitment for which they applied. If you wish to be considered in multiple pools or are unsure, please apply for both positions. The budgeted range for this position is up to $55,000. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization; communication skills; and a customer service focus.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Ability to manage a high volume of transactions.
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.
knowledge of grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Preferred Qualifications Writing skils to draft persuasive text for variety of audiences.

Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.

Demonstrated knowledge of Contracts & Grants policies and procedures at both the UC system-wide level and the local UCR campus level.

Demonstrated knowledge of UCR's financial systems.

Demonstrated knowledge of various on-line proposal and post-award research applications.

Work experience in higher education.

The ideal candidate will have a welcoming attitude and be able to effectively manage difficult situations; will take ownership of assigned duties as demonstrated by independently shepherding tasks to a successful conclusion; will promptly communicate problems and issues to the Financial Operations Manager; will be able to meet deadlines and work accurately; and will be both a knowledgeable resource and the link between faculty, students, staff, and campus resources.

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, 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.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


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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Posted: 2/11/2019
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