Contracts and Grants Supervisor 2 (6216U), ProS Service Region, Berkeley Regional Services -
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: March 22, 2019
Departmental Overview Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) Regions which provide services to specific 'groupings/clusters' of schools, colleges, and organized research units (5 academic, 1 all other). This regional approach to providing administrative services is intended to improve service quality by re-establishing personal connections and to develop more local expertise.
Welcome to the ProS Region! The Professional Schools region (ProS) serves the University Extension, Berkeley Law, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Education, School of Social Welfare and the School of Journalism.
We are extremely proud of the team we have put together and are working hard to provide faculty, staff, and students in our region with expert advice and reliable support services that foster academic and professional success.
Our aim is to build a team that is 100% committed to you. Over time, ProS team members are determined to become familiar with the unique issues, terminology, funders, sponsors, vendors, and circumstances in the ProS region that will enable us to provide service that you'll find responsive, meaningful and relevant.
Supervises, provides training, and evaluates a staff of professional research administrators providing post -award services to PIs and PDs from campus. Ensures staff is consistently trained and following established procedures and practices for extramural funds accounting and sponsored projects administration. Recommends hiring of new employees, salary actions, terminations, and performance ratings.
Defines roles, responsibilities, and skills needed for unit success. Determines quality of work, expectations, and sets deadlines. Works with client unit representatives to resolve escalations, communicate risk and clarify roles. Develops and implements controls to ensure compliance with University and agency policies. Coordinates the operations/workflow of the service team with other areas of the ProS region.
Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for department or team operations. Manages changes to policies, procedures, processes which could affect service team. Makes recommendation to the ProS Regional Director regarding streamlining and updating of campus policies and procedures in the area of research administration.
May become actively involved to meet schedules and resolve problems.
Provides guidance and counsel on research administration matters to staff, PIs, and non-RA ProS regional staff.
Monitors relevant changes in University and sponsoring agencies policies and guidelines. Participates in training/educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of professional research administration concepts and practices, as well as ProS, University, and/or funding agency processes and policies. Communicates changes to staff and faculty as appropriate. Maintains current knowledge on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of five years of experience working with federal and state contracts and grants, fiscal policies and procedures or related accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated and successful supervisory experience.
Working knowledge of contracts and grants transactions and applicable financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.
Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
Strong inter-personal skills, service orientation, ability to multi-task effectively in a high volume environment, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and effective verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of contracts and grants best practices.
Excellent leadership abilities, critical thinking skills and creative problem solving capacity. Ability to model a positive behavior, emphasizing team-building.
Skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements, et cetera.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Advanced degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary range will be commensurate with experience within the range of $90,000.00 - $115,000.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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