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Award Research Admininstrator

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Office of Grant and Contact Administration. The Award Research Administrator reviews, negotiates, and establishes grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research, instruction, and other public service funding received by the University from international, federal, state, and local government sponsors as well as private for-profit and not-for-profit sponsors, including business, industry, associations, and foundations; provides oversight of sponsored projects to minimize the University’s compliance risk related to sponsored activities; and keeps abreast of new developments in federal regulations, policies, and procedures in order to serve as an up-to-date source of information and guidance for the research community.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field plus two years of experience in a business or administrative setting dealing with proposal/ award review and administration. Note: If above education and experience requirements are not met, combination of education and relevant experience to total six years is acceptable. 2. Previous experience in an institution of higher education is desirable. 3. Extensive knowledge of compliance issues and federal regulations such as OMB 4. Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, and Cost Accounting Standards coupled with a thorough understanding of the various sponsoring agencies regulations. 5. Previous experience directly negotiating contracts and/or grants. 6. Excellent presentation skills and ability to effectively coordinate and provide training and educational opportunities to the campus community. 7. Strong communication skills to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions. 8. Well developed writing skills. 9. Ability to exercise diplomacy, establish effective working relationships, and maintain a high degree of professionalism when working with OGCA staff, University departments, other research administration departments, and sponsoring agencies. 10. Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively with various computer systems and on-line submission portals required. 11. Demonstrated ability to work in a team under tight deadlines, and to take direction from team leader. 12. Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload effectively.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background review, including criminal background history check. Hiring Salary Range: $40,100 - $50,300.

Submit a letter of application listing relevant specific experience, résumé, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references no later than January 25, 2013.

Send application materials to: Search #R43635, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170.

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Business Administration

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