Research Funding Administrator

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Research Funding Administrator


Franklin-Deans Business Office

About the University of Georgia:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Business Office supports that College’s highest priorities by providing professional, responsive and innovative service. By partnering with various central departments as well as other Franklin College administrative groups, the Business Office develops and maintains the Franklin College budget, provides oversight, management and guidance on all business functions, and strives to find effective and creative solutions to support the College’s short- and long-term strategic plans.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

M-F, 8-5

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Fiscal Affairs Manager



Job Family:

Business And Finance



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

Provides pre- and post-award contracts and grants support for the principal investigators in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. This team serves as the liaisons between the Franklin College Business Office (FCBO) and UGA’s Office of Sponsored Project Administration (SPA). The REST team will also manage other faculty specific funds such as start-up, IDC return, foundation funds, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

• Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• At least ten years of related experience
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels, exercising tact, confidentiality, sound judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness
• Substantially developed interpersonal and teamwork skills to successfully work with diverse groups in an academic environment
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple competing projects in an organized, efficient manner by prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines
• Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment with sensitivity to identify matters that require higher-level management consultation
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, pivot charts and tables
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated experience performing complex analyses involving programmatic and fiscal considerations, formation of action plans, and independently making decisions in all aspects.
• Delegated Limited Submission Authority (DLSA) status typically is expected to be attained at this level within one year
• Knowledge of pre-award and post-award regulatory requirements
• Familiarity with grant policies related to federal funding agencies
• Strong attention to detail

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling; spending long periods of time at a computer

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Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


• Assisting faculty in preparing and processing highly complex grant proposals, assist with proposal development, and non-typical reporting requirements utilizing the grants portal
• Assist faculty, staff and graduate students in propose/application development, preparation and submission (both new proposals and proposal for additional funding to existing agreements)
• Serve as a Delegated Limited Submission Authority for the department
• Create budgets, budget justifications, cost share budgets, directions regarding proposal content and formats to assure compliance with agency guidelines and requests for information, applicable Federal, State and Institutional regulations
• Ensure accuracy of budgets, including salary and fringe benefits rates, travel, indirect costs, cost share and sub-contracts

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• Account management and monthly reconciliation for restricted projects
• Meeting with faculty PI’s to review account activity, and ensure proper close-out of accounts
• Reviewing expenditures for compliance and submit needed requests (award modifications), review purchasing for export controls and work with REST accounts to process journal vouchers
• Coordinating the approval process for annual and end-of-project salary certifications
• Ensuring that grant activities and expenditures are in accordance with federal, state, and university policies
• Assist faculty with effort planning
• Sub-contract administration, administrative action requests, research buyouts, no-cost extensions, and ensuring that grant projects are closed out properly
• Liaise with the Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) and Accounts Receivable offices on campus

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Approvals and Compliance:
• Serve as departmental approver in the UGA Financial Management system for departments in assigned cluster
• Ensure compliance with UGA financial processes and standards

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Stephanie Rosso

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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