We are seeking an experienced Associate Director, Post Award Research Administration professional to work in the Central Post-Award sub function overseen by the office Research Administration & Development. Post-Award provides financial oversight of all sponsored award activities from set up to closeout, and is part of of the Finance Division, office of the Controller.
What You'll Do
The Associate Director, Post Award Research Administration manages a team of specialists to provide post award financial management for faculty and local researchadministrators. Identifies team goals and priorities for continuous proactive management of sponsoredportfolios in accordance with government regulations, donor requirements and university policy. Handlescomplex cases/situations and serves as signing official.
Through the post award specialist team, manages fiscal post-award functions of diverse/complex grants and contracts including award intake, set-up, budget management and award maintenance. Manages accounting system updates, expenditure review and approval, financial reporting, cash management, invoicing and closeouts and ensures compliance with university, federal and sponsor regulations.
Manages process and audits flow of funds from awarding agencies; prepares reports and recommendations for management.
Serves as signing official on post award financial documentation, conducts final review and approval of annual and final fiscal reports or vouchers requesting payment under sponsored projects.
Reviews labor distribution analyses and audits; prepares and presents reports and recommendations to management.
Manages closeout process of sponsored projects for all teams and overall compliance with final deliverables.
Builds and maintains partnerships with university research community and within OVPR division to facilitate seamless management of sponsored programs. Provides advice and expertise to ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures. Develops and delivers onboarding and training sessions and mentors local research administrators.
Manages special projects for post award administration and represents unit on university committees. Analyzes research administration processes, evaluates and recommends post award policies and standard operating procedures.
Manages a team of post award specialists including hiring, providing training and development opportunities and evaluating performance. Identifies team goals and priorities for continuous proactive management of sponsored portfolios.
What We're Looking For
Strong technical grant accounting skills and experience
Demonstrated management skills and experience
Proven project management skills and experience
Strong proficiency with enterprise financial systems and Microsoft Office applications
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.