Job Requisition Number: 25930. The Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) conducts research and education on issues related to labor and employment. The Labor Center’s curricula and leadership trainings serve to educate a diverse new generation of labor leaders. The Labor Center carries out research on topics such as job quality and workforce development issues, and we work with unions, government, and employers to develop innovative policy perspectives and programs. We also provide an important source of research and information on unions and the changing workforce for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.
Pre-award contracts and grants administration: Under the direction of the Contracts and Grants Manager, and in collaboration with the Campus Shared Services Research Administrator (CSS RA), helps coordinate pre-award processing. Tasks might include preparing components of grant proposals, including budget/budget narrative, subaward paperwork, current and pending support, and other documentation, and submitting grants to the Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) and to sponsors. Works on sometimes complex proposals that may involve multiple Principle Investigators (PIs) and/or multiple sub-awards. Assists with managing proposal development timelines and tracking systems. Proofreads, edits, and formats research proposal narratives and budgets upon request.
Post-award contracts and grants administration: Under the direction of the Contracts and Grants Manager, and in collaboration with the CSS RA, assists with the financial management of contrants and grants, which includes but is not limited to: helping coordinate employee payroll distributions, payroll expenses transfers and other cost transfers, subawards, financial reporting, no cost extensions, and closeouts. Uses information gathered from Cal Answers and PI Portfolio to provide PIs and the Contracts and Grants Manager with financial data and forecasts upon request. Helps ensure accurate and timely grant reporting and closeouts by following up with CSS RA and Contracts and Grants Accounting (CGA). Informs Contracts and Grants Manager of any potential problems, including grant discrepecies and overdrafts.
Business contracts: Supports the Contracts and Grants Manager to coordinate the processing of business contracts through the office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection (BCBP). Monitors spending on business contracts funds and helps to coordinate payroll distributions and cost transfers as needed. Under the direction of the Contracts and Grants Manager, meets with PIs and the CSS Financial Analyst to review expenditures. Helps to ensure timely and accurate submission of funder invoices.
Other: Serves as backup to the Contracts and Grants Manager during absences and performs other contracts and grants duties as assigned.•Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus. •Knowledgeable about applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines. •Previous pre- and post-award contract and grants administration experience. •Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. •Proficiency working with Google Suite software. •Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis. •Demonstrated competence in the use of Excel and database software for grants management and financial reporting. •Maintains current knowledge of contract and grant compliance requirements with regard to award terms and conditions, budgeting and expenditures, effort reporting, cost sharing, indirect costs, etc. This is a 50% time, 1 year contract position with the possibility of extension.
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