The George Mason University, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) seeks a dynamic individual to support the research efforts of Mason faculty as a Research Administrator. OSP supports external funding for research, scholarly and creative pursuits while ensuring the university's financial, contractual and regulatory exposures are minimized. OSP provides guidance and support to the university's community in its research efforts.
George Mason was named an R1 University in 2016 and has a growing research portfolio with FY19 awards exceeding $175M. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment
The Research Administrator will be part of a newly created service team reporting to the Associate Director, Research Administration in OSP that supports and assists faculty in the award management of external sponsored funding. The team will support large and/or complex awards, department/center awards and individual PI awards. The portfolio will vary based on the needs of the research community. The team will manage financial activities including planning, forecasting, budgeting, post-award accounting functions, reconciling and reporting while providing guidance to ensure compliance with university, government, sponsor-specific regulations, guidelines and requirements. The service team takes on special projects and duties as needed.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Processing employee related paperwork including funding change forms for labor distribution changes; entering EPAFs in Banner; and maintaining personnel spreadsheets and records;
Processing direct expenses (i.e., travel, consultant payments, subcontract invoicing, tuition, purchasing of goods); and maintaining logs and records;
Assisting with travel arrangements and events management;
Performing reconciliations ensuring that any corrective actions are taken in a timely manner;
Assisting with the monitoring of awards for financial and research compliance;
Providing general administrative support;
Coordinating and communicating with faculty, staff and administrators across multiple disciplines;
Handling sensitive and confidential employee and budgetary information in a timely and accurate manner.
Highly developed time-management, problem-resolution, and organizational skills;
Ability to foster an environment that supports teamwork, collaboration, and high-quality customer service;
Applicant must be: (i) a citizen of the United States; (ii) a person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a
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About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.