Manager, Sponsored Reseach And Programs

University Of California Riverside , CA 92501

Posted 3 months ago

Manager, Sponsored Reseach and Programs

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201901137281 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $84,500 - $146,000

Position Information

Reporting to the School of Medicine (SOM) Associate Dean/Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, and in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean of Research, the Manager provides leadership, management, and development in support of the school's strategic plan to promote and grow sponsor-funded programs and research. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of complex operational, managerial and outreach functions in support of SOM research administration and extramurally funded initiatives.

Duties include analysis and interpretation of federal, state and university policies and procedures; development and delivery of training workshops and meetings; oversight of specialized research administrative functions and deployment of staff resources. Moreover, the manager should possess a strong background in fund accounting administration in order to adequately advise and teach the team, while ensuring a high level of data integrity on all managed funds. The incumbent participates directly with leadership in strategic and tactical planning in the pursuit of extramural funds and provides expert consultation in the highly complex business operations of sponsored funding to SOM senior leadership, department heads, staff and campus constituents, as well as external partners as needed.

The Manager leads and directs a team of employees providing services in the areas of research development, pre-award activities, writing and editing, and selected award management to a complement of SOM units which includes the Dean's Office, the Division of Biomedical Sciences, the Division of Clinical Sciences, Center for Healthy Communities, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education, and Graduate Medical Education. Please note: The hiring salary for this position will be up to the salary range midpoint of $125,500 and the successful candidate will be placed on the salary range based on education and years of relevant experience.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Demonstrated five years recent experience working in financial and administrative operations for an institution of higher education and research Required Demonstrated experience with UC accounting, contract and grants award management, purchasing, and equipment management policies, procedures and practices.

Preferred Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred Experience in University/Medical School research administration to include operations; regulatory compliance; Quality Assurance; budgets and contracts; personnel; and site administration. Required Demonstrated supervisory experience to include training, skillset development, and corrective coaching. Required

Minimum Requirements

In-depth knowledge of the organization's operational, personnel, and financial transactions and systems related to administration of contracts and grants.

Demonstrated ability to work independently; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to develop and manage grant writing skills/ development programs.

Knowledge of industry and grant funding best practices and procedures.

Service orientation, strong management skills, leadership, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Demonstrated skills using common desktop/web applications; understanding of research enterprise databases.

Demonstrated ability to negotiate mutually beneficial agreements.

Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing to multiple constituencies.

Knowledge of federal regulations governing research activity: OMB A-21, A110 and A-133, including requirements for time and effort reporting;

Demonstrated skills to independently analyze situations, interpret data, define problems and/or objectives, identify relevant factors, and formulate logical conclusions and recommendations.

Advanced expertise with Windows-based software (i.e. Microsoft Office suite); proficiency in computerized information systems to retrieve data in order to develop, disseminate and interpret comprehensive datasets and reports for SOM senior leadership and staff and to gather proposal, award, personnel, budget and expenditure data.

Demonstrated ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and HIPAA adherence.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of University accounting principles and cost accounting standards.

Strong experience in fund accounting and post-award administration.

Additional Information

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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Manager, Sponsored Reseach And Programs

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