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Are you ready for the next step in your research administration career? If you have three years of research administration experience, this role may be perfect for you. On behalf of eight SoE academic departments, the Engineering Research Administration (ERA) administers approximately 920 annual awards and $121 million in annual sponsored research. ERA is a high-volume and productive administrative unit, and the ERA staff collectively manage the pre- and post-award activities for a large and diverse portfolio of sponsoring agencies (over 290 different agencies). ERA is looking for a Research Administrator (RA) who will provide a full range of administrative, financial and other tasks associated with pre- and post-award sponsored research activities and services, including proposal preparation and post-award management of funds and budgets. The RA will manage the proposal preparation and post-award activities on routine sponsored projects such as federal grants, foundation grants, and industrial contracts.
Your responsibilities include:
Ability to independently interpret research and fiscal policies
Available to work before / after normal business hours, when such hours are necessary to ensure the successful submission of an important proposal or the completion of other time sensitive work
Demonstrated commitment to regularly update and maintain technology skills
Ensure that each award in the RA's portfolio adheres to regulations set forth by the sponsor and the university
Excellent analytical skills, including proficiency in producing spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel)
Excellent command of written and spoken English; excellent communication skills
Experience working successfully with PIs and their administrative staff
Familiar with administering awards (pre and post) for a large number of diverse external funding sources
Initiate, complete, and submit contract and grant proposals on behalf of Principal Investigators (PIs) to the university's Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)
Knowledge of fund accounting and accounting principles
Knowledge of or ability to learn Stanford administrative and financial systems
Mission-driven and able to understand the importance of research to PIs, departments, and the School
Monitor and report on the fiscal status of each award to both PIs and sponsors
Oriented toward consistently providing excellent customer service
Proficiency in pre- and post-award research administrational knowledge of governmental regulations
Provide financial reports that are reflective of a PIs sponsored activities
Strong ability to organize and prioritize workload and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment
Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility
Strong math and accounting skills
In addition, preferred requirements include:
* Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic knowledge of governmental regulations.
Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II within first year in role.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Competency in project management.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or offer assistance when needed.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Certifications and Licenses:
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
Certified Accountant or Auditor or similar credential desired.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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