Posted on July 1, 2012
University of California Office of the President
University of California Office of the President - Portfolio Analyst
This position is part of the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) within the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS). The RGPO consists of several grantmaking programs that are administered by the University for the University of California, or on behalf of the State of California. These programs are: the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, the California HIV/AIDS Research Program, and the UC Grants Program. The RGPO provides grant review and administration, financial and budgetary services, database management, and other core functions to support UCOP grantmaking activities. The annual grantmaking portfolio for the RGPO is approximately $70M.
This position will work within the RGPO Contracts and Grants (C&G) Unit. The C&G Unit provides centralized support for the proposal solicitation, peer review, contracting, compliance, and post-award grant monitoring functions within the RGPO.
The C&G Portfolio Analyst is responsible for supporting the centralized C&G workload including activities associated with the solicitation, receipt and management of grant applications, peer review, funding and monitoring of funded awards.
Post-Award Support: The primary work area for this position is post-award grants management. Once funding decisions are made, the portfolio analyst is responsible for managing a portfolio of active research grants; initiating the grant funding paperwork and associated documents, ensuring appropriate authorizations at UCOP and campuses are obtained, implementing a standardized process for post-award grants management from project initiation to close-out using IT tools; communicating with PIs and contracts and grants officials regarding grant terms, conditions, assurances and modifications, and providing troubleshooting support for assigned grants.
Pre-Award Support: This position will also assist the pre-award team with pre-award activities, which may include (but not be limited to): online receipt and assignment of applications for peer review, general support and communication with applicants and peer reviewers, and administrative and technical assistance for the peer review meetings. The Portfolio Analyst may also be called upon to identify potential problems, issues, or questions that arise in relation to a particular review cycle or type of award, and propose and implement possible solutions.
- Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, and at least two years of professional experience in post-award contracts and grants administration, administrative analysis, operational research or client relationship management in an academic or non-profit setting ; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Working knowledge of proposal solicitation, peer review, and award administration processes from application submission through funding decision to grant closing.
- Working knowledge and fundamental understanding of the nature of research grants and/or industry matching grants.
- Prior experience with and working knowledge of terms and conditions associated with a variety of moderately complex award instruments; ability to analyze and interpret conditions of awards and agreements of moderate complexity and risk; recognize the impact of potential problems and formulate subsequent resolutions.
- Experience performing financial analysis and budget evaluation; working knowledge of principles of cost accounting standards including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness to assure expenditures are made correctly and address questions as needed. Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting and fund-accounting principles
Salary: $45,684 - $67,302 (Minimum- Midpoint of Range)
Location: Oakland, CA
Requisition #: 20120165
Closing Date: 07/16/2012
HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/259322
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University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer