Reporting to the Supervisor of Financial Services,
Processes and monitors postÂaward sponsored project activities and constituent business processes. Provides expert post-award assistance and advice to Faculty members, Business Managers, and others.Â
Monitors and reports on post-award activities. Â
Analyzes and trouble-shoots problems.Â
Resolves post-award process issues.Â
Serves as back-up for critical functions during absences.Â
Serves as liaison to central grant authorities and other offices.Â
Represents the Business Center in campus-wide forums.Â
Disseminates grant information.Â
Provides specialized support for the research enterprise within a department or unit, including pre- and/ or post-award administration for all sponsored activity. Serves as liaison between PIs, University administrative offices, and external agencies.
Ensures service and communication to PIs, standardized information, best practices development, and that all faculty and research staff are aware of any new grant policies and changes.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum of five yearsâ™ experience in administrative, financial, or customer service roles
Technical Knowledge or Skills
Knowledge of federal grant regulations
Knowledge of university grant policies and procedures
Knowledge of University or comparable financial accounting systems
Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to use University of Chicago processing software (AURA, ACCTS, PETS, EPayment, Business Objects, GEMS, Accounts Payable System, Workday)
Excellent attention to detail
Good listening and verbal communication skills
Good ability to communicate in writing
Basic math ability
Good organizational skills
Self-direction and initiative
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Patience and persistence
Maturity and good judgment
Ability to adapt to frequent system and policy changes
Adherence to high business standards
Cover letter (required)
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