Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Budget Analyst
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 15251
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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is 02-22-2021
Dept Marketing Statement 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.
Under the general direction of the Research Administration Manager, Research Analyst is responsible for the budgetary and financial management and administration of extramural contracts, grants and gifts from a wide variety of funding sources; university generated research funds; and cost share commitments, for the Division of Social Sciences. Research Analyst proactively manages a proportionate share of the Social Sciences Division's approximately 1,000 research awards, for an estimated 180 principal investigators in 15 units, totaling approximately $60 million annually.
The Research Analyst provides input in developing processes for the Division, and provides budgetary analysis and innovative solutions to diverse types of problems and situations by applying university, state, federal and private sector policies and procedures in order to ensure that costs to a research fund are reasonable, allowable and allocable under cost principles.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary Range $55,000 - $79,000. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: None
Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential
Job Duties 25% Provides post-award financial administration and management for research funds in accordance with organization policy and agency requirements.
20% Applies professional knowledge / experience to prepare, review and / or approve financial transactions.
15% Coordinates and implements budget allocations, conceives of and maintains chart of accounts or other data management tools, and related business processes. Prepares journal entries, maintains and reconciles ledger accounts. Participates in gathering data.
15% Provides guidance and counsel on complex research administration matters, including compliance regulations, to principal investigators and department administrators.
10% Independently gathers information as needed to perform financial analysis.
5% Organizes, plans, establishes and monitors fiscal budget control of contracts and grants administration, gifts, endowments and privately funded projects for faculty research programs.
5% Develops professional relationships with sponsor representatives. Delivers specialized training for education workshops in the area of research administration.
3% Assists in support of audits as directed by senior staff.
2% Applies contracts and grants concepts to review complex grant or contract proposals and obtain / verify necessary compliance approvals, and recommend / negotiate needed changes to proposals with PIs and / or department administrators.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
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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