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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and cultural make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 21, 2017

Departmental Overview

Campus Shared Services (CSS) a division of the UC Berkeley Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration provides reliable, high-quality administrative support to faculty, academics, staff, student employees, and retirees in support of the UC Berkeley mission of teaching, research, and public service.

CSS provides services in the areas of Business and Financial Services, Human Resources/ Academic Personnel Support, Information Technology, and Research Administration to nearly all campus units.

CSS Research Administration helps UC Berkeley Faculty and Principal Investigators focus on their groundbreaking and world-class research efforts by providing customized administrative and management support for research proposals, grants, awards and contracts.

Research Administrators are master jugglers. They:

* develop and/or oversee research proposals, awards, and transactions in contract and grant management

* maintain records in compliance with institutional and research-sponsored policies

* manage grant, contract and award administrative work

* act as liaisons between departments and work effectively with their external counterparts.


* Supervises, provides training, and evaluates a staff of professional research administrators providing pre- and post-award services to PIs and PDs from campus.

* Ensures staff is consistently trained and following established procedures and practices for extramural funds accounting and sponsored projects administration.

* Recommends hiring of new employees, salary actions, terminations, and performance ratings.

* Defines roles, responsibilities, and skills needed for unit success. Determines quality of work, expectations, and sets deadlines.

* Develops and implements controls to ensure compliance with University and agency policies.

* Coordinates the operations/workflow of the service team with other areas of CSS.

* Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for department or department operations.

* Manage changes to policies, procedures, processes which could affect service team.

* Makes recommendation to the Contracts and Grants Manager regarding effect of changing campus-wide policies and procedures.

* May become actively involved to meet schedules and resolve problems.

* Provide guidance and counsel on research administration matters to staff, PIs, and non-RA CSS staff.

* Monitors relevant changes in University and sponsoring agencies policies and guidelines.

* Participates in training/educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of professional research administration concepts and practices, and CSS, University, and/or funding agency processes and policies.

* Communicates changes to staff and faculty as appropriate.

* Maintains current knowledge on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

* Minimum of five years' experience working with federal and state contracts and grants, fiscal policies and procedures or related accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Working knowledge of contracts and grants transactions and applicable financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.

* Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.

* Strong inter-personal skills, service orientation, ability to multi-task effectively in a varied, high volume environment, judgment and decision-making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and effective verbal and written communication skills.

* Knowledge of contracts and grants best practices.

* Excellent leadership abilities, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking and creative problem solving. Ability to model a positive influence emphasizing team-building.

* Skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.

* Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in university environment.

* Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements, et cetera.

* Demonstrated and successful supervisory experience.


* Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

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