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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.
With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.
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The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.
The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has an exciting job opportunity for a Manager, Research Administration at the Coral Gables Campus.
CORE JOB SUMMARY
The Manager, Research Administration supports the research mission of the University of Miami and the goals of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and is an integral partner in a sponsored programs administration team that will manage service and provide guidance and direction to specific UM departments, schools, and Centers/Institutes on all post award administration functions after awards are created to award close-out and works closely as a team with Pre-award Administration to assure compliance with sponsor requirements while providing excellent service to principle investigators, researchers and administrators.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists the Director in overseeing all elements of post-award activity including responsibility for the fiscal administration of all contracts and grants awarded by federal, state, and other sponsors.
Monitors internal monitoring reports monthly to ensure compliance with federal guidelines.
Monitors team performance relative to accuracy, timeliness, customer service and other related metrics.
Recruits, trains, mentors, and supervises staff and prepares performance reports.
Serves as the liaison between the faculty, academic departments and research centers, campus administrative units and a wide variety of federal, state, local and private funding agencies.
Ensures compliance with university, federal, state, and other agency regulations, policies, procedures, form and guidelines for the conduct of research.
Ensures high quality and efficient service to the research community and provides assistance to Director in the planning and implementation of innovative customer service initiatives.
Assists with directing team leads to resolve conflicts between Principal Investigators (PIs) and team members quickly and satisfactorily.
Assists with development, modification, and instruction of research administration training for faculty and staff.
Assists with internal and external audits pertaining to the activities of Contracts and Grants.
Maintains knowledge of current federal issues relating to grants and single audits of state, local government and non-profit organizations; interprets OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Uniform Guidance for other agreements.
Assists in the completion of all aspects of the annual Single Audit report on federal awards and state.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree is required.
Certification and Licensing:
Successful completion of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA), or Certified Research Administrator (CRA) status or equivalent designation is highly preferred.
Minimum 5 years of work experience. Sponsored Programs Administration or University Research Administration experience is preferred. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations related to Research Administration, including the Uniform Guidance, Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and major Federal funding agency guidelines.
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Knowledge of business and management principles.
Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train staff to new and changing Sponsored Programs Initiatives.
Ability to create an environment within the office which promotes staff involvement and continuing education.
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