Senior Contract and Grant Analyst - 46007-1A

Updated: Nov 23, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Social Ecology/ Business Admin

Job Opening ID: 46007
Reports To: Director of Finance
Working Title: Senior Contract and Grant Analyst
Department: Social Ecology/ Business Admin
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 006206
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
The School of Social Ecology’s Contracts and Grants Unit provides quality assistance to faculty, researchers, and other academic personnel affiliated with the school to obtain (pre-award) and manage (post-award) sponsored awards that support research, training, and other scholarly activities. The Contracts and Grants Unit staff ensures timely, accurate, and responsible stewardship of funds by carrying out these administrative activities within UC, UCI, Federal, State, and agency policies, procedures, and regulations. The staff assists with the submission of contract and grant proposals from all prospective sponsors including but not limited to the Federal Government, Private Foundations, and For-Profit Entities. The staff also monitors and reports on funds received from outside sponsors and internal UCI sources and provides general guidance on the proper stewardship of those funds.
 
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and / or oversee research proposals, awards, and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Central Role (CR): Is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus). Department Role (DR): Typically works on complex proposals such as grants / contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.
 
Compensation Range:
 
$28.35 - $41.52
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
  • 5-7 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas. Ability to manage significant volume of transactions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith staff, department heads, faculty and students of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor's guidelines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with a strong attention todetail and ability to prioritize assignments when faced with heavy workload and competing deadlines. Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
 
Preferred:
 
Experience administering research funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Institute of Justice. Proficient in the use of UC Campus financial systems, such as KR, KFS, UCPath, Pl Report, GEC and BAT functions. Demonstrated skill in understanding, interpreting and appropriate application of University of California Policies and Procedures as they relate to finance, contracts and grants, andsales and services activities, equipment management, and gift administration.
 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].
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