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Research Administrator I - Compliance Coordinator

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Extended Job Title:
Research Administrator I - Compliance Coordinator
Position Description:
Performs routine pre-award and/or post-award sponsored programs activities associated with management and oversight of the life cycle of awards.
Requisition ID:
Optional Attachments:
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral
Travel Required:
Up to 25%
Major/Essential Functions:
An individual in this role will actively work towards the following objectives:

  • Assist in developing, delivering, and monitoring compliance for internal and campus-wide training programs for departmental effort coordinators, principal investigators, research faculty, department grant administrators and AS Research staff and escalate in accordance with institutional policy.

  • Direct the effort reporting and certification process for the university's sponsored projects, including monitoring compliance with certification timeline and escalate outstanding effort statements in accordance with institutional policy; coordinate with Information Systems (IS) to maintain the effort certification system and test and implement system patches and upgrades as needed.

  • Prepare, deliver, and monitor compliance with training programs for both departmental effort coordinators and principal investigators and escalate in accordance with institutional policy.

  • Review salary and salary change requests on sponsored projects for compliance with federal regulations and institutional policy; administer assigned compliance reviews in accordance with departmental policy and procedure.

  • Contribute to the sub-recipient compliance function to include maintaining the sub-recipient database, and encumber funds.

    Grant Funded?:
    Minimum Hire Rate:
    Pay Basis:
    Schedule Details:
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
    Work Location:
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in business or a closely related field.

    • CRA/CPRA/CFRA certificate or eligible candidate.

    • Post-award grant experience including budgeting, invoicing, financial reporting, award set up and award closeout, and effort reporting.

    • Experience with Banner, Cognos and Cayuse (or similar financial, reporting and grants management systems).

    • Demonstrated competency in verbal and written communication, time management, accounting or analytical procedures, problem-solving, and decision-making.

    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the institution, which includes advising principal investigators and sponsored programs administration staff.

      Accounting Services
      Required Attachments:
      Cover Letter, Resume / CV
      Job Type:
      Full Time
      Job Group:
      Business Professionals
      Required Qualifications:
      Bachelor's degree and 1 year experience OR combination of education and experience to equal 5 years.
      Does this position work in a research laboratory?:
      About the Department and/or College:
      Accounting Services is seeking a talented individual to join its Compliance Team. This team serves a vital role in ensuring university compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations governing sponsored projects. The Compliance Team oversees the university's effort reporting and certification process, monitors salary requests on sponsored projects, and contributes to sub-recipient compliance functions. On a day to day basis, the individual filling this role will oversee compliance requirements regarding sponsored projects as well as serve as the primary contact during the semi-annual effort certification period and will work closely with faculty and effort coordinators across campus.
      Safety Information:
      Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.
      Pay Statement:
      Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting
      EEO Statement:
      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Research Administrator I - Compliance Coordinator, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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