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Senior Grants Research Administrator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

University Code 26213 University Title Contracts and Grants Specialist University Job Family Legal, Audit & Compliance ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Senior Grants Research Administrator Position Number 550250 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Humanities & Sciences Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
(Senior) Grants Research Administrator – The College of Humanities and Sciences Sponsored Programs Office ( CHS - SPO ) is seeking applicants for a Senior Grants Research Administrator or Grants Research Administrator. This position reports to the Director of Sponsored Programs for Humanities and Sciences and is responsible for pre-award and post-award management of sponsored programs. This position’s duties include proposal development and submission (e.g. budget development, review/interpretation of funding announcements, coordinating proposal submissions, and etc.), grants management activities (e.g. award verification, NCEs, prior approvals, re-budgeting, index reconciliation, coordinating closeout paperwork, and etc.), and maintaining records for CHS - SPO .
Minimum Hiring Standards
· The ability to work in a diverse work environment.
· Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
· Knowledge and experience in working with grant and contract procedures
· Ability to apply and interpret university and federal policies, procedures, laws, and regulations concerning sponsored projects.
· Open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation.
· Ability to work well under deadline pressures, exhibiting sound judgment without sacrificing accuracy or customer service.
· Ability to assist with preparing budgets, reconciliations, financial reports, and project closeouts as required.
· Knowledge of sponsor proposal submission systems
· Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
· Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently using available resources
· Exceptional communication, organization skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
· Must have the ability to effectively and clearly answer inquiries of faculty, staff, and sponsors
· Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to research administration, including Uniform Guidance (2CFR200), and Cost Accounting Standards
· Ability to read, interpret, and apply university and federal policies, procedures, laws, and regulations concerning the projects assigned.
· Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate training and/or experience. Preferred Hiring Standards
· Significant experience in grant proposal development, financial operations, with experience in a state/university setting.
· Experience providing direct pre and post-award administrative support to investigators
· Excellent computer skills in the use of MS Office with emphasis on Excel spreadsheets and MS Word processing.
· Three or more years of experience in research administration in the areas of proposal development, financial management, effort reporting, and project closeout preferred
· Ability to successfully work with internal systems (e.g., RAMS - SPOT, Banner, RealSource, ChromeRiver, etc.) preferred.
· Certifications such as Certified Research Administrator ( CRA ), Certified Financial Research Administrator ( CFRA ), Certified Pre-Award Administrator ( CPRA ), or relevant certification in Project Management. Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $50,000 to $65,000 Application Process/Additional Information
In addition to a complete application, a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references and their contact information are encouraged. Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hrs./week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Job Open Date 08/26/2021 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? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience in grant management and research administration.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your abilities to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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