Contract & Grant Project Analyst

Riverside, Riverside County
Jul 24, 2014
Salary: $36,500 - $46,081
Title: Contract & Grant Project Analyst
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Chemical/Environ. Engineering
Date Posted: 07/23/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Under supervision of the Lead Principal Investigator, the Contract and Grant Project Analyst's primary responsibility is to assist in the management of a $7.5M award from the Department of Defense. The project assistant will be responsible to monitor expenditures and managing subcontracts, multicampus awards and on-campus awards associated with this project.

The Project Analyst shall perform complex administrative/financial analysis requiring knowledge of University administrative policies, procedures, and practices and perform other administrative services in support of the PI. Other duties include coordinating site visits for DOD project, travel arrangements for PI, arranging meetings with visitors, and scheduling of events.

*** Position duration expected to be three years with possibility of an additional 2 year extension based on funding. ***

*** Position is based on continued Contract and Grant Funding and is subject to continued funding ***
Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from college with a major in business administration or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Requires 5 years of progressively responsible experience with interpreting, applying, and implementing complex policies and procedures using multiple sources.

Ability to interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to purchasing and travel.

Ability to work independently and exercise discretion and sound judgment. Ability to take initiative in fulfilling responsibilities, accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail; and skill in organizing tasks, documents, and materials with efficiency and accuracy.

Demonstrated high-level computer proficiency in MS Office, Word, and Excel

Ability to solve problems using investigative/ research and analytical skills.

Strong time management and organizational skills.

Ability to retrieve data from financial information systems using PC-based tools, organize and process data for analyses, and summarize data into a clear, comprehensive format for presentation to diverse clientele.

Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write to a variety of audiences using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuations.

Must be able to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team situation and maintain a positive demeanor in challenging circumstances.

Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups at UCR.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of UC travel and entertainment policies and procedures

Experience working for an institution of higher education

Demonstrated knowledge of UCR policy and procedures and the client/server systems

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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview