Pre-Award responsibilities that include opportunity identification, proposal preparation, proposal budgeting, proposal negotiation, proposal acceptance, and proposal set-up.
Post-Award responsibilities that include award budgeting, award negotiations, award set-up, award management, award reporting, and award closeout.
Contract administration responsibilities that include contract templating, contract negotiating, final contract review, sponsor negotiations, contract set-up, and contract progress reporting.
Cross-institutional work related to sponsored programs including negotiating IDC on proposals, IDC waivers, cost share and cost share waivers, contract negotiations, award reporting for variance reconciliations, procurement on grants, time and effort commitments (PVRs), import/export embargos, and foreign influence management.
Solves complex problems in support for the research enterprise within a department or unit, including pre- and/ or post-award administration for all sponsored activity. Serves as liaison between PIs, University administrative offices, and external agencies.
Recommends service and communication to PIs, standardized information, best practices development, and that all faculty and research staff are aware of any new grant policies and changes.
Monitors industry trends and remains current with agency and regulatory changes. Monitors department/ unit compliance with University, Divisional and Department policies and procedures and implements corrective actions for issues identified.
Performs other related work as needed.
7-10 years of progressively responsible work experience in sponsored programs administration.
Senior-level skills in pre-award, post-award, and contract administration.
Experiences within research-intensive environments and supporting highly productive and motivated research faculty and staff, on an academic research institution, research foundation, or industry / corporate research setting.Â Â Â
Currently active certification as a Certified Research Administrator (CRA).
Ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive team.
Deep knowledge of sponsor agency guidelines (Federal, non-Federal, and other) along with policies related to proposals and awards.
Ability to confidently interact with corporate and industry sponsors â“ faithfully representing the needs of UC and its research faculty.
Comfortable with deadline-driven work tasks and the capacity to get things achieved through others.
Strong communication skills with a high degree of âœemotional-intelligenceâ and a skillful negotiator.
Ability to translate complex work issues into understandable and actionable plans toward resolution.
Comfortable with fair, constructive criticism and a continuous thirst for learning and growing.
Office setting work conditions - sponsor and agency deadlines for proposals and responses can, on occasion, extend into evening and weekend hours.
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