Job Requisition Number: 25868. The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) is the Berkeley campus’ central administrative office with primary responsibility and delegated authority for liaison with extramural sponsors and is authorized by the Office of the President and the Chancellor to submit proposals and accept awards for research, instruction, fellowships, exhibits, performances, administrative activities and other public services. SPO reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research through the office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration and Compliance (AVC-RAC).
SPO is responsible for all aspects of pre-award and non-financial post-award contract and grant administration. SPO staff members review, approve, and submit over 3,500 proposals developed by Berkeley faculty and staff each year. In FY 2014 over 4,500 awards transactions totaling more than $700 million were received and processed by SPO. These funds account for approximately one-third of Berkeley’s annual operating budget and come from federal and state agencies, local and foreign governments, foundations, corporations, and other outside organizations. SPO has stewardship responsibilities for extramural awards from all government, foundation and non-profit organizations for the campus.
The Research Analyst 4 (RA4) within the Sponsored Projects Office holds a senior position within the office and helps to develop and implement office procedures to support campus C&G policy.
The RA4 is expected to manage standard and non-standard pre-award and non-financial post award transactions related to grants and contracts.
The person in this position is expected to be familiar with federal, state and non-profit sponsor regulations, policies, requirements, procedures and areas of interest. The RA4 is responsible for the administrative review of a large volume of grant and contract proposals and budgets. The RA4 explains new regulations to PIs and Departments across the campus to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. The RA4 negotiates the terms and conditions of grant, contract, and subcontract awards from a variety of domestic and international sponsors in accordance with UC policy and federal compliance requirements.
The RA4 mentors less experienced RAs and works as a member of a highly qualified team of professionals dedicated to quality service and work product excellence.The successful candidate will be familiar with the content and use of the federal Uniform Guidance
(2 CFR 200) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). We expect the successful applicant to have: •Experience with the proposal submission requirements of a variety of external sponsors •Familiarity with the use of a variety of proposal submission mechanisms/platforms •A background in award/contract negotiations resulting in win-win outcomes •Familiarity with current and emerging compliance issues affecting grants and contracts. •Excellent organization and oral/written communication skills •An interest in and demonstrated ability to learn new skills and competencies quickly •Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills •A high level of proficiency in using a variety of computer applications. •The ability to multi-task and follow through under tight deadlines is critical. •The ability to work independently as well as a member of a dynamic professional group. •A passion for excellence and an exceptionally strong work ethic •A demonstrated commitment to process improvement as demonstrated by past performance
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