Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P009821
Salary Range: $48,000 - $58,000
This position is primarily responsible for all post-award management of sponsored projects, which include all internally and externally funded awards for the School of Education. The Research Administrator will be responsible for monitoring and performing the tasks required for each project beginning at the time of award notice until the award has been financially closed. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing the non-research based contractual obligations, agreements, subscriptions, licenses, and MOU's for the School. The person in this position will work closely with multiple personnel within the School and across campus to ensure effective management of sponsored research and other previously described sources of funds. Particularly, the person in this position will work closely with the PI's and act as a liaison between the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and the School of Education. This position reports to the Director of Finance and may be asked to serve as back up to the Director when absent for financial, HR, and grant related activities. S/he will also serve as backup in other administrative tasks when necessary. Job duties include, but are not limited to:
Reviewing all terms and conditions for all sponsored awards and grants.
Ensuring budgets are appropriately loaded and working with OSR on any corrections.
Conducting new award meetings with PI's to ensure all parties are aware of timelines, spending plans, and appropriate uses of the funding.
Preparing any requests for budgets, re-budgeting, subcontract, extensions and any other project modifications.
Ensuring compliance per sponsor guidelines and policies, as well as campus and School of Education policies.
Reviewing HR actions to verify funding sources for employees being paid from contracts, grants and/or endowment income funds.
Entering funding swap by the first of each month the funding correction/change is to take place and ensuring salary actions are processed (i.e. salary release and cost share).
Providing summer salary information to HR based on contract and grant budgets for processing of all summer payments including total summer amounts/summer month and chartfield string.
Serving as the ECRT Administrator and ensuring all effort reports are accurate and certified for the School.
Reviewing and processing all sponsored project expenditure requests by payment vouchers, p-card, etc.
Serving as the p-card reconciler for p-card holders who charge to sponsored projects.
Researching and providing outreach and education to faculty and researchers in the area of new or revised sponsor guidelines and regulations in juxtaposition with School and campus directives and policies.
Providing training (both School-wide and one-on-one) on grants processes and changes to grant processes.
Performing data retrieval and/or mining of award data through utilization of existing campus and School database platforms.
The person in this position will also be requested at times to assist with other special projects or reports as needed by Business Operations Office and/or School of Education.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Ability to learn and develop in-depth understanding of University policies.
Ability to analyze and translate the results of data queries into formats appropriate for reporting purposes.
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe software applications.
Ability to troubleshoot problems and offer rapid solutions.
Willingness and interest to assume increasing responsibilities.
. Prior research administration experience within higher education with an in-depth understanding of federal, state, and private funding agencies.
Ability to quickly research, synthesize and communicate complicated information and concepts associated with contract and grant management, changing federal, state and University regulations and policies.
Demonstrated experience in successfully cultivating positive working relationships with faculty, department administration, University offices, and external sponsor officials.
Proficient ability to utilize University financial and research administration computing systems.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).
Advanced skills using Microsoft Excel.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 158046
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