The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), under the auspices of the Office of Research, supports the development, implementation, and coordination of sponsored research at the University from proposal development to project closeout. OSP provides a full range of research administration services to support Ohio State faculty, staff, and graduate students through research administration, responsible stewardship of funds and sound management practices.
Job Opportunity Overview
Sponsored Programs is seeking to hire a Senior Grants Compliance Associate to support the high-level fiscal and compliance activities for the Grants Compliance Travel Team in the Grants Shared Services Center. The Senior Grants Compliance Associate position will serve as content expert for faculty, investigators, and college administrators on assigned transactions/spend categories related to Sponsor Program funding. The individual in this role will manage a complex workload demonstrating independent decision-making and required advanced understanding of institutional and sponsor regulations. Ability to interpret and effectively communicate highly complex sponsor guidelines, as well as mentor less experienced staff in guidelines review.
Position Performance Objectives
The Senior Grants Compliance Associate will perform the following job duties:
Compliance (Risk Management): Understands rationale behind various research compliance requirements such as protocols, conflict of interest, and export controls; understands the range of acceptable options, and can explain and justify position to stakeholders. Coordinates with compliance offices on working groups and providing staff training. Resolves issues in transactions; negotiates acceptable solutions based on experience and knowledge of university guidelines, institutional policies and procedures.
Data Review/Processing: Conducts full review of assigned financial transactions, which are typically moderately complex transactions. Reviews and interprets project financial budgets for the availability of funds and the sponsor award requirements to determine allowability. Confers with the SPO/PI when approval is required. Ensures price/cost is reasonable. May provide backup to other team members as needed.
Customer Service: Responds to customer questions in a timely manner, effectively utilizing communication skills. Serves as subject matter expert to customers on complex questions related to sponsor guidelines, university policy and procedures, state and federal law, and industry best-practices.
Organizational Involvement: Assist the Manager in leading general training and outreach to the university research community. Participates in new staff training, serves as a job coach, and assumes additional responsibilities outside of individual workload scope.
A successful Senior Associate should have the ability to perform the following essential skills and competencies: Capable of multi-tasking and problem-solving; strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Analyze complex situations and decide appropriate steps for resolution and follow-thru; Train, guide, and mentor less experienced staff in problem solving complex issues. Possess excellent verbal, written and customer service communication skills, time management, follow-through, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Have working knowledge of federal or private agency sponsors, contract/grant regulations, Ohio State university policy and procedures. Promotes a culture that supports work/life balance, peer collaboration, autonomy, and supportive leadership.
Additional Information for Applicants::
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Required Education and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated proficiency with electronic research tools and financial management systems.
Considerable experience in research administration.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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