Position Description: Under the direction of the Assistant Director in the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) in the Office of Research Administration (ORA), assist faculty and staff in assessing funding opportunities and submitting applications/proposals for funds to governmental (federal. state, county, municipal and foreign) and non-profit entities (foundations, educational institutions, research organizations). Serve as an active participant in the campus' shared responsibility for ensuring sound stewardship for funds provided by external sponsors. Contract on behalf of the Regents of the University of California for financial support of such programs; provide on-going contract management for the University, the investigator and the sponsor during the term of the award to ensure that deliverables are produced, reports submitted and contract terms are honored; and participate in the close-out process. Master a wide variety of complex operational and administrative matters, demonstrate a detailed understanding of the organization and functions of the academic departments, organized research units, schools, colleges, medical center, and the Office of the President. Maintain sensitivity to University and campus academic policies and administrative issues, and be knowledgeable about administrative processes such as academic and staff personnel administration, purchasing and accounting functions and the legal aspects of program performance. The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) is a part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and supports the approximate $1 billion annual research program at UCLA. Under delegated authority from the University of California Office of the President, and the UCLA Chancellor, the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) has institutional authority to solicit, accept, and execute research agreements for government and non-profit sponsored project activities. OCGA has primary responsibility for the interpretation of University-wide and campus policy, sponsor guidelines, and applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to sponsored activities.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.