Senior Contracts and Grants Officer
Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
22947711 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $55,000 - $108,500
This Senior Contracts and Grants Officer 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
There are multiple positions available at various levels for the
Contracts and Grants Officer recruitments. The hiring department
can recruit and fill this role at different levels within the
position classification series. This position is posted here as a
Senior Contracts and Grants Officer (job #22947711) and as a
Principal Contracts and Grants Officer (job #22947292). Applicants
are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match
for their skills and experience. All applicants will be assessed
based on the minimum requirements for the level(s) for which they
applied. If you wish to be considered in multiple pools or are
unsure, please apply for both positions.
Please note this position will have the option to be 100%
remote, subject to the terms of a telecommuting agreement, with the
potential need to come on to campus for meetings with functional
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
Advanced degree in a related field. Preferred
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience drafting and negotiating research and research-related agreement with federal and state governments and non-profit sponsors. Preferred Experience utilizing various federal agency electronic proposal submission systems used to review and submit proposals to extramural sponsors. Preferred Experience working in research administration at a college, university, non-profit research institute or hospital. Preferred
Special Condition Requirement
Occasional travel for university related business meetings,
conferences and/or professional development. Required
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related
to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict
of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization
and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad
and diverse subject areas.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database
software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes,
procedures and techniques.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all
areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal
and reporting principles.
Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive
text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of
Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and
educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized
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 federal regulations, policies and
guidelines regarding sponsored programs administration.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations
within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Working knowledge of generally accepted contracting and
subcontracting principles and practices, as well as knowledge of
research funding mechanisms employed by extramural sponsors.
Working knowledge of proposal/project cost principles.
Working knowledge of the intellectual property principles,
policies, regulations, practices and the technical and legal issues
affecting the protection, use and exploitation of intellectual
Working knowledge of sponsored programs administration policies,
procedures and practices of non-federal 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
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 is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S.
universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and
among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the
2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for
social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the
leading national coalition of public research universities
committed to improving student success for low-income,
first-generation, and students of color.
Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in
financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of
Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect
specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13
members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
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
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview