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Senior Grants Research Administrator

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
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 https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109279 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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