Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $23.94-$29.69/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves providing analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and / or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; negotiating, administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award / subcontract issuance and administration.
Under general supervision, the incumbent will provide administrative and analytical support to assure campus sponsored projects administration related to proposals and compliance with regulatory requirements are met in accordance with University and federal, state, and private sponsor guidelines. Incumbent will have delegated authority to sign off on proposals. Incumbent will assist with proposal preparation, including budget preparation and documentation. Conduct comprehensive and in-depth analysis of incoming proposals to determine the extent of campus resource commitments, completeness of proposal and budget, and conformity of proposal to University and sponsor regulations, policies, and requirements. Incumbent will inquire to funding agencies and determine program guidelines, policies, and eligibility requirements, and communicate to campus personnel. Advise and assist faculty, administration and staff on the interpretation of these policies and procedures pertaining to the solicitation of new extramural support for research, training, and public service projects from federal, state, and private sources of funding. Incumbent will coordinate processing of completed proposal through the University approval cycle to obtain academic and administrative approval from appropriate campus offices and senior management, and subsequent transmittal to agency.
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is responsible for soliciting and accepting contract and grants for research and other sponsored projects on behalf of The Regents of The University of California. OSP works with campus researchers and faculty to prepare budgets, insure compliance with UC Policy and sponsor guidelines, and signs off on the final submission. At award stage OSP reviews terms and conditions to ensure they comply with UC Policy, negotiates with the sponsor when needed, and accepts on behalf of The Regents of the University of California. OSP is under the Office of Research whose mission statement is, 'UC Santa Cruz Office of Research supports, fosters, and champions world-class research and academic excellence.'
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Ability to manage a high volume of transactions.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheets and budget analysis.
Proficiency with computers, databases, software programs and operating systems.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 03-01-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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