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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

UM-Flint is seeking an experienced Research Administrator to join the Office of Research of and Economic Development. This office is responsible for all pre and post award research administration support. Please note, this position may be offered as an underfill at the Intermediate level if the preferred candidate is lacks the necessary experience to be considered for the Senior title.

The department is committed to providing a positive team environment that is supportive of staff and their needs. The research office focuses on providing a high level of customer service and enjoys working with faculty across all schools and colleges on campus. Hybrid and remote work options are available, based on the candidate’s preferences and departmental need, and can include up to 80% remote schedule.

Responsibilities*

Pre-award duties including preparing budgets, grant applications, proposals, and unfunded agreements ensuring agency and university guidelines and timelines are met.  Provide a high level of customer service to faculty and colleagues across campus and other partner institutions. Interpret regulations and sponsor guidelines of funding.

Post-award duties including PACRs, financial reporting, processing and tracking subcontracts, tracking cost-share obligations, account review, UG Reports, spend down plans, FSRs, etc.   Reconcile assigned accounts including general, designated, gift, and sponsored fund types on a monthly basis and ensure compliance with UM-Flint finance and sponsor guidelines; investigate and resolve any issues.

Develop and run queries using Business Objects in the Financial Data Warehouse and prepare reports including forecasting.

  • Request and open non-sponsored accounts.
  • Prepare no cost time extension and other post award change requests.
  • Create and process journal entries.
  • Prepare responses to inquiries, assist with the preparation of various financial reports and documents.

Send faculty regular financial summaries or balance reports.  Prepare financial reports for sponsors as needed.  Serve as a liaison with Departments, Dean's Offices and ORSP in Ann Arbor.

Supervise other staff, assign tasks, and provide feedback on staff evaluations.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, plus 5 or more years of progressive grant and contract experience.
  • Ability to work independently; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proofreading and editing skills; ability to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, and students under a variety of circumstances.
  • Strong multi-tasking ability with propensity to adjust for changing priorities; attention to detail and strong follow-through skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Strong proficiency in use of computers, including Excel, Word, M-Pathways, Grants.gov, eResearch, and Business Objects.
  • Expert knowledge of grant proposals, both pre-and post-award.  Must demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of the team.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
  • Knowledge of UM financial practices and processes strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with federal funding agencies such as NSF, NIH, and HRSA strongly preferred
  • Preferred experience with databases, query management tools and University systems, such as Business Objects, M-Reports, Concur, and other M-Pathways systems
  • Experience with eResearch electronic PAF and proposal submission
  • Advanced degree preferred

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at the intermediate level depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field and 3 or more years of grant and contract experience
  • Ability to work independently; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proofreading and editing skills; ability to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, and students under a variety of circumstances
  • Strong multi-tasking ability with propensity to adjust for changing priorities; attention to detail and strong follow-through skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in use of computers, including Excel, Word, M-Pathways, Grants.gov, eResearch, and Business Objects
  • Intermediate knowledge of grant proposals, both pre-and post-award.  Must demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of the team

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.

Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee and qualified dependent tuition support

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointmentLearn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier. For tuition support information, please go https://www.umflint.edu/hr/benefits/

Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/chancellor/leadership-mission-vision/

The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/dei/

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

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