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Senior Contract and Grant Officer

Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:



Full Time
8AM - 5PM
$53,700 - $105,900


This position is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored programs administration services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units, including acting as an institutional liaison with extramural sponsors. The duties of this position include (but are not limited to): the review, analysis and endorsement of proposals; analysis of award (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, contracts) terms and conditions; negotiation and acceptance/execution of sponsored agreements; providing advice to faculty and staff regarding sponsored programs issues; interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations and award terms and conditions; negotiating and executing subcontracts under UC Riverside's prime; coordinating and/or approving prior approval requests and facilitating award close-out, and participating in the presentation of research administration training courses. This position also interacts with a variety of campus and system-wide offices to facilitate the management, administration, and conduct of sponsored programs. Please note: the budgeted range for this position is up to $79,800.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.



4 - 7 years of related experience.

Minimum of 8 years of experience.

Experience working in research administration at a college, university, non-profit research institute or hospital.

Experience utilizing various federal agency electronic proposal submission systems used to review and submit proposals to extramural sponsors.

Experience drafting and negotiating research and research-related agreement with federal and state governments and non-profit sponsors.



Must successfully pass a background check through the Department of Justice.


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.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audience while ensuring adherence funding sponsor's guidelines,
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
Working knowledge of sponsored programs administration policies, procedures and practices of non-federal sponsors.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Working knowledge of federal regulations, policies and guidelines regarding sponsored programs administration.
Working knowledge of the intellectual property principles, policies, regulations, practices and the technical and legal issues affecting the protection, use and exploitation of intellectual property.
Ability to analyze data, information and objectives; identify patterns, concerns, issues, problems, needs, tendencies and relationships; formulate logical and objective conclusions; recognize alternatives and there implications; and make sound decisions or recommendations.
Working knowledge of proposal/project cost principles.
Working knowledge of generally accepted contracting and subcontracting principles and practices, as well as knowledge of research funding mechanisms employed by extramural sponsors.


Knowledge of UC sponsored programs administration policies, procedures and practices.


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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