The Department of Surgery is seeking a qualified candidate to perform the duties of a Junior Fund Manager. As a Junior Fund Manager, you will provide fund management support for contract and grant administration, oversee budget control, and communicate related University and Departmental policies and procedures to principal investigators and Department Administrators. You will be responsible for proposal preparations along with financial analysis and compliance monitoring to produce a variety of user friendly financial reports. You will also assist with reconciliation of ledgers, pre and post contract, grant and clinical trial (if applicable) application and other fund management duties as assigned by the Manager and Director.
Ability to develop systems for reporting and tracking research administration and fund activities , including web-based reporting, informational systems as well as electronic files.
Ability to handle confidential information with professional decorum.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of faculty, staff and administrators.
Skill in reading technical documents, such as contract and grants applications, awards synopsis, Federal financial circulars, policy statements, and other materials from University departments and outside funding agencies.
Working knowledge of academic research values, priorities and expectations, familiarity with University culture, demonstrated ability to understand and apply goals of the Department, PI, grasp sophisticated and/or complex ideas and issues, discern implications of various actions.
Ability to provide training and review as needed in the areas of University accounting, agency regulations, departmental practices, and technical systems for other dept. staff involved in fund management/contract & grant administration (includes employees at Ad Specialist, Ad. Analyst level).
Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, political science, educational administration, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of current federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to extramural funding.
Demonstrated knowledge of University-based research administration policies and procedures governing pre-award administration, proposal development, contracts and grant awards, subcontracts, and other areas relevant to research administration activities.
Skill in analyzing information, problem-solving, budgets, policies and procedures to define problems and/or objectives and formulate logical solutions and conclusions.
Ability to develop systems for reporting and tracking research administration and fund activities, including web-based reporting, informational systems as well as electronic files.
UCLA 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.