Research Administration Manager Social Sciences 
JOB #: 1909169
Full time; Career  Starting Salary Range: $80,000-$92,000/annually.Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial Review Date: 11-18-2019
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Involves providing analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and / or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements.
Reports to the Assistant Dean of Finance and Planning, the Research Administration Manager is responsible for high level financial and administrative management of complex federal and private contracts and grants supporting various research and instructional programs within the Social Sciences Division. The Manager plays a key role in the administration of unique and complex research initiatives by balancing and resolving contrasting perspectives and requirements of researchers, agencies, and the University of California to ensure that research can be conducted successfully and in compliance with UC and agency regulations.
The Research Administration Manager coordinates the day-to-day management of the Research Administration unit, supervising a team of research budget analysts and providing expertise in the implementation of new systems and business practices. The Manager provides unit leadership, supervising training research budget analysts in their various duties, including review of proposal budgets and award notices, routine reporting, sponsor billing, post-award budget revisions, no-cost time extensions, cost transfers, subcontract processing, cost share monitoring, and award and contract close-out. The Manager maintains effective relationships with the Office of Sponsored Projects, Extramural Funds Accounting, and other relevant campus units, and is a local expert providing sound analyses and recommendations to Social Sciences Divisional leadership and key staff.
The Research Administration Manager also independently manages a portfolio of contracts and grants, requiring regular review, reconciliation, projection of award finances, and preparation of adjustments, corrections, and financial reports. The Manager interacts regularly with, and provides high-quality customer service to, faculty and affiliated principal investigators conducting sponsored research, ensuring adherence to quality standards, and all policies and award regulations.
The Division of Social Sciences research ranges from global issues to issues of culture and power, including social and economic relations between the U.S. and other nations, the social impacts of technological and environmental change, sustainability of human and ecological systems, and human development and social justice. The division offers eight doctoral programs, two master's and 12 bachelor degrees. Nationally-respected doctoral programs include Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Politics, Psychology and Sociology. An innovative doctoral program was launched in 2014 in Latin American and Latino Studies. At the Masters level, the division offers degrees in Education and Applied Economics and Finance.
Social science research at UC Santa Cruz is organized within individual departments, as well as research centers, and research clusters that cross disciplinary boundaries.
In 2018-19, social science research generated over $7M in extramural awards. The Research Administration unit works closely with almost 200 faculty and affiliated principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Projects, and Extramural Funds Accounting to provide post-award support for grants, contracts, gifts, and other faculty funding. Staff in the unit managed $9.5M in direct cost expenditures during 2018-19.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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