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Post-Award Services Director

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* A skills assessment will be conducted as part of interview process. * Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
If time-limited, note appointment end date
Hours per week 40
Months per year 12
Position Number 002564
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 74
Classification Title University Program Specialist - Advanced
Working Title Post-Award Services Director
Salary Range $58,600 - $65,111
Anticipate Hiring Range $58,600 - $65,111
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Health & Human Svc (Col)
Work Unit College of Health & Human Svc
Work Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday

Primary Purpose of Position

The Post-Award Services Director in the College of Health and Human Services is responsible for management and oversight of the college’s sponsored research funding portfolio; supervised by CHHS Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, works closely with CHHS Research Officer and is supported by CHHS Grants and Contracts Accountant. Responsibilities will include:
– Assist new and established CHHS PI’s in understanding sponsored project requirements and university/agency fiscal policies and procedures
– Perform analyses of awarded project budgets and advise PIs on utilization while remaining within budgetary constraints
– Analyze trends in expenditures and advise PIs and CHHS administrators
– Oversee preparation of reports and spreadsheets from University database records
– Supervise maintenance and updating of fiscal files to meet audit requirements
– Assist in resolving grant and contract issues (COI, research misconduct, effort reporting/salary release, human subjects, and international collaborations)
– Prepare grant and contract actions (NCE; budget and sub-award modification; changes in SOW, in PI and in effort levels)
– Review and process actions required for grant hiring
– Coordinate with GCA (closeouts, financial report submissions, overspent reports, invoicing, cost-share commitments, internal award budgets (FRG and SOTL), and audits)
– Serve as knowledge-expert and liaison between GCA and CHHS to support, train, and mentor

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a four year college or university and at least four years of program associate experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Job Duties

Assist new and established CHHS PIs in understanding sponsored project requirements and university/agency fiscal policies and procedures.

Perform analyses of awarded project budgets and advise PIs on utilization while remaining within budgetary constraints.

Analyze trends in expenditures and advise PIs and CHHS administrators.

Oversee preparation of reports and spreadsheets from University database records.

Supervise maintenance and updating of fiscal files to meet audit requirements.

Assist in resolving grant and contract issues (COI, research misconduct, effort reporting/salary release, human subjects, and international collaborations).

Prepare grant and contract actions (NCE; budget and sub-award modification; changes in SOW, in PI and in effort levels).
Review and process actions required for grant hiring.

Coordinate with GCA (closeouts, financial report submissions, overspent reports, invoicing, cost-share commitments, internal award budgets (FRG and SOTL), and audits).

Serve as knowledge-expert and liaison between GCA and CHHS to support, train, and mentor.

Other Work Responsibilities

Perform all other duties as and when assigned.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master’s degree or equivalent education and expertise.

The applicant must have experience in Research Administration.

Ideal candidate has strong accounting experience preferably in sponsored research, a strong understanding of federal granting fund agencies.

Banner experience is a plus.

The applicant must have the ability to manage staff.

Competency in Excel and Word are required.

Ability to work independently and in a team.

Good communication and analytical skills, excellent writing skills, and good organizational skills.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)

Work Location CHHS - 483
Posting date 01/16/2018
Closing date 02/18/2018
Proposed Hire Date 03/01/2018
Contact Information
Special Notes to Applicants
  • A skills assessment will be conducted as part of interview process.
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) and/or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)?
    • No
    • Yes, CRA
    • Yes, CFRA
    • Yes, Both
  4. Do you have professional Research Administration experience? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Do you have professional accounting experience, preferably in sponsored research, and a strong understanding of federal granting fund agencies? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Do you have professional experience using Banner? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents