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Post-award Supervisor - 12861

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Hiring Range

$72,000 - $82,000

Job Closing Date

Posting may close any time after November 30th without Notice.

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.


About the Job

Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Chief of Staff, the Post Award Supervisor provides management of a complex research administration portfolio of awards for various Project Investigators within all schools and departments at UC Merced . Has oversight of a team of Research Administrators, responsible for unit workflow, process improvement, assessment plans/reporting, financial review and overall troubleshooting. Provides complex analysis and reports to the Director of Operations and Chief of Staff, and faculty leadership related to research and grant productivity. Coordinates service delivery with Schools, Organized Research Units (ORUs) and central campus departments. Requires interpretation of UC policies and sponsor guidelines as they relate to necessary approvals, allowable costs, and budgets. Responsible for implementation of complex fiscal policies and procedures including federal funding regulations, and advises principal investigators and project staff on existing options or alternatives, effectively recommending courses of action. Also provides analytical and financial support to principal investigators for complex issues regarding budget revisions, post-award management and closeout activities including federal, state, local and private sponsors. This position requires highly developed organizational, planning, coordination, communication and problem-solving skills, which involves independent judgment and a broad and deep knowledge of the technical aspects of research administration.

Key Responsibilities:

* Serves as manager for a team of RA's with responsibility for direction and guidance for how work is accomplished and establishes operating procedures, policies and guidelines for the unit. Determines appropriate protocols and standards to meet unit objectives and ensure that workload and timeline demands are successfully addressed. Leads team to develop annual assessment plans, establish metrics and prepare year-end reports. Troubleshoots and resolves one-time and on-going issues with the delivery of research administration services to faculty, often in collaboration with central campus units and other schools/ORUs.

* Supervises, leads, mentors, trains, develops, delegates, and monitors performance of a team of research administrators. Responsible for full array of supervisory duties including recruiting, assigning duties to staff, overseeing all work performed, assessing performance, fostering positive staff morale, initiating disciplinary action, and ensuring an equitable distribution of workload. Actively involved in supporting team to meet schedules, deadlines, and resolve complex problems and inquires related to contracts and grants. Handles the most complex grant management activities as needed to back-up and support research administrators and meet faculty demands and timelines.

* Manages high volume of complex transactions and coordinates workflow among staff. Collaborates with CGA Assistant Director to develop and implement cross functional roles and responsibilities which will serve as key control points for day to day activities. Collaborates with school financial management and academic personnel team to successfully coordinate the faculty summer salary process. Mentors staff in the provision of analytical and financial support for
proposal and budget development to faculty. Delivers hands-on post award training to subordinate RA's as needed. * Provides guidance and counsel on research dministration matters to principal investigators, departmental administrators and unit staff related to federal, state, local, private and UC policies. Ensures complete and accurate collection of research management administration data at all stages of the contract and grant life cycle. Reviews post-award activities performed by post award RA's and develops monitoring tools to ensure awards compliance with terms and conditions.

* Stays up-to-date on relevant changes in University and sponsoring agencies' guidelines by attending training seminars, conferences, and workshops as well as by monitoring University and sponsoring agencies' websites, keeping direct reports updated on all relevant changes.

Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in related area and two years of progressively related experience or equivalent experience/training. (Required)

* Master's degree in related area may be substituted for two years of required experience. (Preferred)

* Certificate in related area. (Preferred)

Critical Knowledge and Competencies

* Advanced working knowledge of contracts and grants administration and applicable financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements, preferably in a university environment.

* Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel, and other common desktop/web applications.

* Strong interpersonal skills, service orientation, ability to multi-task effectively in a varied, high volume environment; Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

* Effective decision-making, analytical and reasoning skills; Demonstrates initiative and ability to exercise independent judgment, and to develop and implement original ideas to solve problems.

* Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory duties including delegating, managing performance, motivating and disciplining employees.



Background Check

Background check and fingerprinting may be required.

Policy Statement

How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.

E-Verify:
All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA

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