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Senior Grants and Contracts Officer

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26771107 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,800 - $85,900

Position Information

The 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 programs.

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 Grants and Contracts Officer (job #26771107) and as a Principal Contracts and Grants Officer (job #26933293). 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 some duties can be performed remotely, subject to the terms of a telecommuting agreement.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **

Education

Education Requirements

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

Experience

Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience utilizing various federal agency electronic proposal submission systems used to review and submit proposals to extramural sponsors. Preferred
Experience drafting and negotiating research and research-related agreement with federal and state governments and non-profit sponsors. Preferred
Experience working in research administration at a college, university, non-profit research institute or hospital. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required

Minimum Requirements

Working knowledge of sponsored programs administration policies, procedures and practices of non-federal sponsors.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor's guidelines.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
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 federal regulations, policies and guidelines regarding sponsored programs administration.
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 reports.
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.
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 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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 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 law.

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

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