Senior Research Administrator - Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences-(17001412)
The Executive Administrative Dean's Office ofArts and Sciences is responsible for the overall administrative functions ofthe school. The Dean's Office Oversees the School's academic departments, theteaching and research enterprises including financial and strategic planningand local research administration.
Responsible for administering varied portfolio including most complex sponsored awards. Utilizing extensive research administration knowledge, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Consults with faculty and staff in interpreting intricate sponsor rules and regulations, may mentor junior level research administration staff and assists faculty and staff in navigating new research administration tools and systems, identifying, proposing solutions and working toward resolutions related to complex pre/post-award matters.
The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
5+ years of research administration experience.
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs.
Knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance.
Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.
Excellent prioritization skills, strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with tight, concurrent deadlines and with frequent interruptions.
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet.
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) and experience with enterprise research administration systems.
Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).
Experience with Kuali Coeus.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Travel between Tufts' three campuses may be required.