Position Description: The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) is a part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) which supports the UCLA research program by providing leadership, professional guidance and administrative services to faculty, department administrators, and students. The Contract & Grant Specialist is a member of a Contract & Grant Team handling various administrative and analytical tasks related to contracts and grants for research, public service and training projects supported by government (federal, state, county and municipal) and non-profit entities (foundations, educational institutions, research organizations). Duties include addressing questions and concerns regarding existing contracts and grants; responding to requests for information from Principal Investigators, departmental staff, and agency personnel; the initial review and analysis of proposals ready for submission and incoming awards; the initiation of award set-up; the analysis of information to support the financial requirements, proposal requirements and business processes of Office of Contracts & Grants Administration (OCGA) as well as the University; and the coordination of submissions. Carry out research and special projects; communicate with staff and others throughout the University to define issues and expedite resolution; communicate with funding agencies on behalf of UCLA; and handle sensitive information, such as the coordination of conflict of interest disclosure forms.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.