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Research Business Manager Liaison

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The Research Business Manager Liaison (RBML) is a resource to faculty and research staff in School/College and institute offices with sponsored project administration and will provide leadership, training, and project management services to ensure timely, high quality, and coordinated research administrative services. The RBML will play an integral part in developing and implementing a network across the Amherst campus to facilitate and encourage collaborative discourses and enhanced service delivery systems.


1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, financial management, or related field OR Bachelor’s degree plus relevant training. 2. Three or more years of experience in pre- and post-award processes, research and fiscal compliance, information technologies, and/or technology transfer in an academic, research institute, corporate, audit, or government environment. 3. Demonstrated experience in the interpretation and application of regulations pertaining to sponsored programs. 4. Preference given to experience with higher education research programs. 5. Experience with the development of budgets and/or proposals in accordance with agency or institutional guidelines under tight deadlines. 6. Ability to interpret and translate programmatic needs into cost effective budget proposals to maximize funding opportunities. 7. Ability to analyze complex situations, identify workable solutions, and effectively balance service with regulatory compliance. 8. Ability to work effectively, prioritize, and be flexible in a high- paced, high-volume professional environment. 9. Outstanding organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, capable of self-direction, ability to deal diplomatically with people at all levels, a high degree of personal integrity and discretion, solid decision-making skills, and judgment. 10. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 11. Intermediate level of experience with Excel and Word.

Hiring Salary Range: $40,100-$50,300 Normal Starting Salary: $40,100-$45,200

Submit letter of application listing relevant specific experience, résumé, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. The search has been extended. The new priority deadline for applications is September 21, 2012, but the extended search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Send application materials to: Search #R43625, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170.

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