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Verified Pay $61,800 - $110,000 per year
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Riverside, California

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Contracts and Grants Analyst

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 29705963 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $64,310 - $114,297

Position Information

Under the direction of the Deputy Financial Administrative Officer, the Contracts and Grants Analyst provides complex pre-award and post-award research administration support to assigned Principal Investigators (PI's) in the School of Education (SOE). As an integral member of the SOE Research Administration Team, the Contracts and Grants Analyst independently partners with PI's in pre-award management, including but not limited to, developing proposal budgets, packaging proposal materials for submission, and completing electronic proposal review and approval. The incumbent is responsible for all post-award management, including but not limited to, facilitating award setup, ongoing fund management with PI's, financial reporting, and award close-out. The incumbent also works with the SOE Director of Development on proposals submitted to private foundations in accordance with all agency and UC/UCR policies and guidelines. The incumbent provides strategic and high-level financial analysis, budget management, financial reporting, and guidance on payroll/personnel and procurement matters as it relates to managing funds. The incumbent must be strong in financial management and remain up-to-date with all UCR, UC and sponsor policies, procedures, and guidelines to successfully partner with PI's in administering contracts and grants.

The full salary range for the Contracts and Grants Analyst is $61,800 - $110,000 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is $75,000 - $90,000 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

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 ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required

Minimum Requirements

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.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
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 perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of UC and UCR policies and procedures.

Demonstrated experience in higher education with contracts and grants administration and fiscal budgetary management.

Experience with UCR's on-line financial, payroll and purchasing systems.

Experience with the preparation, submission, and financial management of federal grants (e.g., DOE, NIH, NSF, IES).

Experience with Kuali Sponsored Programs software.

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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