Posting Summary: The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia seeks an experienced, results oriented Grants and Contracts administrator to provide oversight and facilitate post award administration and compliance over the life cycle of department grants and contracts. With between $5.5 and $7.5 million in research funding received annually, this position will ensure investigator compliance with sponsor requirements, and serve as a primary contact for investigators and the Grants & Contracts Office. The incumbent will train and support investigators in the use of online research reporting and effort systems, and monitor grant budgets, spending rates, continuations, renewals, and end dates. The administrator will also collaborate on communicating pre-award funding opportunities to investigators and assist in the preparation of proposal submissions as needed.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience in grants management, including financial responsibilities. Incumbent must have excellent analytical ability and experience in preparing financial reports and remedial action plans. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel are required. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) licensure is preferred. Experience with UVA Integrated Systems (GL, GM, LD, HR Viewer modules), Discoverer and basic knowledge of Clarity budgeting are preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree Required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of three years of grants and contracts experience is required. Experience in gathering and analyzing data and preparing financial reports.
Preferred License or Certification: Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of pre or post award grants and contracts, including accounting experience. Ability to lead and train. Ability to access and present information to faculty.
1. Ability to work accurately and with great attention to detail. 2. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 3. Some accounting experience; excellent analytical skills. 4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office and Excel
Preferred Computer Applications: Integrated Systems (GM, GL, LD, HR Viewer modules), Discoverer, basic knowledge of Clarity budgeting system a plus
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.