Associate Research Administrator
University Code 34124 University Title Associate Research Administrator University Job Family Research - Support ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Associate Research Administrator Position Number 001120 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Chemistry Organizational Overview
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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for an exciting opportunity as an Associate Research Administrator. The Associate Research Administrator is responsible for a variety of financial, administrative, and operational tasks related to research administration. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct post-award management support for the Department of Chemistry. This position is responsible for daily management of sponsored programs accounts, including budget monitoring, procurement of goods and services, travel arrangements, and financial reporting ensuring compliance with terms and conditions and restrictions of sponsored awards. This position is also responsible for monthly financial reconciliation of accounts, monthly financial reviews with principal investigators, and maintaining an electronic filing system in compliance with records management policies. In addition, this position will obtain certification in shipping dangerous goods, assist with international shipments ensuring compliance with export controls regulations, assist faculty with material transfer agreements, and maintain departmental FedEx and UPS accounts.
Minimum Hiring Standards
•Knowledge and experience in working with grant and contract procedures.
•Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to research administration, including Uniform Guidance (2CFR200), and Cost Accounting Standards, as well as fiscal practices used by research institutions and sponsors.
•Significant experience in managing budgets, analyzing data, and producing summary reports.
•Significant experience in account reconciliations and maintaining accurate files.
•Significant experience using electronic financial, procurement, and research administration platforms such as Banner, ChromeRiver, RealSource, and RAMS - SPOT .
•Excellent customer service and written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong organization, problem-solving, and time management skills.
•Excellent computer skills in the use of MS Office with emphasis on Excel spreadsheets.
•Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
Preferred Hiring Standards
•Bachelor’s degree in a related field with progressive work experience in research administration.
•Experience in post-award research administration in higher education and/or research institution.
•Certified Research Administrator ( CRA ) designation.
Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $45,000 to $55,000 Application Process/Additional Information
As part of your application package, please submit a:
—cover letter explaining interest and relevant previous experience;
—current resume (in addition to the completed application with work history); and a
—separate document listing three professional references and their contact information uploaded under “other.”
Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hours/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Job Open Date 04/21/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/105369 Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * List the business/financial systems you have access to and
how you currently use each system.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Describe your experience with post-award grants management.
Include the type(s) of software and systems used.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Describe how your work experience makes you qualified for
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- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document
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