Advanced Fund Manager RA4- Hybrid/Remote/In-Person
University of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 125303
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/19/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/29/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position can be fully remote, in-person, or hybrid (remote and in-person). The on-site location is 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego, CA.
The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to creating and promoting public health innovations to advance equity, justice, and wellbeing for all. The School focuses on health, diversity, inclusion, and social equity in everything we do. We believe this starts in the workplace, where we actively strive to ensure a sense of belonging for everyone and honor the idea that through our differences, we are better together. In working to fulfill that vision, we are comprised of more than 125 primary appointed faculty and academics, 200 staff members, and 25 secondary appointed faculty and provide mentorship and instruction to 700+ BSPH undergraduate major students and 225+ postgraduate students across six degree programs as well as a clinical residency. We conduct research and instruction in public health disciplines such as Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Climate & Environmental Health, Community Health Services & Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Behavior, Health Equity & Justice, Health Policy, Public Mental Health & Substance Use, and Technology & Precision Health, totaling ~$125M in grants and contracts and house five research service cores. We engage in research and teaching collaborations across the University and the community at-large. Partnerships with the community and with health agencies are fundamental to the School.
Under the general supervision of the Fiscal Operations Supervisor, the Research Administrator 4 Advanced Fund Manager will use advanced grants, contracts, gift, institutional, and other fund source concepts and knowledge to manage sponsored project pre- and post-award and other funds of a complex and diverse portfolio funded by a variety of sponsors which may include but are not limited to NIH, HRSA, DOD, NSF, state, foundation, institutional allocation & self-supporting, philanthropy, and industry. In addition to the primary responsibility of funds management, the incumbent will function as a resource for the fund management team as well as train and mentor less senior fund managers. Using this demonstrated mastery of fund management, incumbent will act as a subject matter expert (SME) who will facilitate best practices, present at fiscal core team meetings as well as School meetings and advise leadership as needed. Incumbent may represent the School of Public Health on VC and Campus-wide workgroups and development teams. Incumbent will assist in covering open positions and shortfalls such as others' extended leave and vacation as needed. Review the work of others and guide others in financial and administrative management requirements of research contract and grant proposals, awards, and transactions to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. Review and approve transactions such as POs, payroll, entertainment, travel, ledger journals / expense transfers.
Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus 5 years of related experience/training.
Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Advanced knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Demonstrated high proficiency with Excel including pivots, filtering, and advanced formulae.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.