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Assist/Assoc Res Admin

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023


The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation invites candidates to apply for an exciting opportunity as an Assistant/Associate Research Administrator in the Division of Sponsored Programs.

The Assistant Research Administrator/Associate Research Administrator is responsible for the following duties:
Review sponsored project proposals, agreements and administrative actions for central university office consistent with delegated authority* and actively and accurately interpret and apply sponsor and university regulations and requirements to ensure compliance.
Serve as central sponsored programs office point of contact with faculty and staff for purposes of assisting in locating, applying for, and obtaining external funding.
Navigate RAMS-SPOT database and associated email account to respond timely to VCU faculty and staff, as well as non-profit, federal, state and local government sponsors;
Participate in working group(s), as assigned.

*Delegated authority refers to the ability to execute documents pertaining to: (1) the application for and award of grant, contracts and other agreements to the university for research, development, training and public service and (2) the award of grants and other monies to other institutions for research, development, training and public service. Readiness for delegation authority will be determined by Director, DSP.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong knowledge of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and individual federal and state agency regulations. Ability to interpret and apply guidelines to individual situations. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to relate proposed budgets to proposed activities. Familiarity with common office computer applications, internet applications. Ability to learn specialized applications such as customized database RAMS-SPOT (Research Administration Management System-Sponsored Programs Online Tracking.) The candidate should have 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 Qualifications:

Advanced degree or commensurate experience preferred. CRA preferred.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $62,000

Position Details:

Department: Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation
Division of Sponsored Programs
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Job Family: Research - 34121 - 34126
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
ORP Eligible: No

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