Senior Research Analyst (AA/S-EII) / Sponsored Programs
California State University, San Bernardino
Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Administrative, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Fundraising &
Alumni Relations, Full Time, Student Services
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center
of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern
California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the
beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than
20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students
annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and
has the most diverse student population of any university in the
Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first
in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
- Build your future
- Work with the best
- Be your authentic self
- Focus on you
- Make a lasting impact
- Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
- Bring everything you are, become everything you want
In support of California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB)
research, creative, and scholarly activities, the Sponsored
Programs Administration office provides post-award financial and
compliance oversight of funded grants and contracts from award
issuance to close out.
Under the general direction of the Director of Sponsored Programs
Administration (SPA), the Senior Research Analyst (RA) will act as
a post-award liaison and will require close coordination with
funding agencies, principal investigator/project director (Pl/PD),
and Auxiliary Financial Services (AFS) and campus
The Senior Research Analyst will work independently and apply
extensive independent judgment and expertise to perform timely,
compliant, high-quality post-award administration from award to
final closeout for an assigned portfolio of multiple high volume,
complex contracts and sponsored projects and those with unique
requirements; and will have direct responsibility and
accountability for work results.
The Senior Research Analyst will use extensive knowledge to monitor
the regulatory environment, perform work in a situation where
numerous diverse demands are involved, and independently determine
approaches to project management, and effectively prioritize and
manage an assigned workload of sponsored projects
Typical duties may include but may not be limited to:
- Serve as the central resource and contact on a regular basis
for the Pl/PD for all post-award issues, policy, and procedural
matters, and will provide initial and ongoing educational and
regulatory guidance and counsel on research administration
- Utilize investigative/research and analytical skills while
performing complex financial analysis and customized reporting,
policy research, analysis, and evaluation, related to grants and
contracts fund management to include, fiscal and budget analysis,
financial management, accounting, compliance, and
- Analyze and interpret various institutional accounting
processes, funding agency terms, and conditions, Uniform Guidance
regulations, institutional policies to conduct orientation and
training of Pl/PD and project staff.
- Utilize advanced working knowledge of research administration
to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques
to review and analyze award documents to develop award notification
and set up documents, determine budgetary guidance and
restrictions, extract reporting requirements and due dates,
determine invoicing requirements, and obtain other required
- Provide financial administration and compliance oversight of
complex projects in accordance with institutional policy and agency
requirements from notice of award and set up to final
- Analyze and review expenditures to determine funds
availability, adherence to budget allowability, allocability, and
compliance with agency and institutional regulations and policies
to ascertain accurate and complete submission of supporting
- Effectively interpret, organize, and compile all required
supporting documentation, certifications, and approvals to develop
high volume, multi-tiered, and complex project-related external
sub-awards and contracts.
- Provide direction and act as an expert source of advice and
guidance to Pl/PD and project staff for training and review of
acceptable documents needed to monitor/certify the cost-sharing and
- Oversee and direct the project closeout in accordance with
funding agency/institutional policies to ensure contractual
obligations and compliance requirements are met.
- Participate in and contribute to process improvement through
presentations and may lead staff in special projects to support the
team and operational initiatives.
- Other related duties as assigned.
"exempt" position (which the possibility of converting to
The initial review of applications will begin on
May 14, 2021.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and
evenings may be required.
Education and Experience
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the area of
post-award Research Administration project management.
- Ability to manage high volume and complex projects and
- Ability to comprehend, interpret, and advise on federal, state,
and sponsoring agency's rules, regulations, policies regarding
- Strong analytical, technical, interpersonal, and organizational
skills to independently determine workload priorities, manage
multiple tasks, work within strict time constraints, and set
timetables to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives.
- Must have experience in developing and monitoring budgets,
contracts, accounting, fiscal reporting, and government
- Ability to think and work independently as well as part of a
- Ability to provide excellent customer-focused service and deal
tactfully and professionally with a diverse customer base both
internally and externally.
- Must have the ability to work and take direction from a diverse
group of people, have problem-solving skills and effective
interpersonal and communication skills including with those at a
higher level and those sensitive in nature.
- Proficiency in using computer programs such as Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint. Outlook and database-related programs.
- Must be dependable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented.
- Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent preferably in Business
Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or
closely related field, PLUS three (3) years of
- Five (5) years of experience and/or equivalent training and
administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or
evaluation leading to the development or improvement of
administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
- Directly related experience in managing various types of award
mechanisms including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and
- Extensive knowledge of Uniform Guidance/Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) circulars applied to Federal grants.
- Experience with PeopleSoft Common Finance System.
- Experience working in an academic research administration
- Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Financial
Research Administrator (CFRA).
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,693 - $6,666 monthly
Classification Salary Range: $4,693 - $8,489 monthly
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our
educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino
seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes
respect for the entire variety of human experiences. In our
commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds,
and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in
the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community.
Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity
requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and
programs that further our understanding of individual and group
diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and
promote values that discourage intolerance and
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and
incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including
student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing,
personnel training practices, research, community services, events,
and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the
following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation,
sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic
status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with
the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal
commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity
Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as
well as other members of the campus community to implement
effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated
reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical
condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran
This position may be "Designated" under California State
University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the
filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and
the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and
every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of
Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including
Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires
completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months
of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter.
(Executive Order 1096)
To view full description and to apply, visit: https://www.csusb.edu