Research Administration Manager, UNLV Office of Sponsored Programs

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Research Administration Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs [R0113838]. This position will have the primary function of providing cradle to grave operations management for the Office of Sponsored Programs. There will be multiple teams in the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Research Administration Manager will coordinate training efforts and maintain weekly workload discussions. This position will provide leadership to the research administrators, financial research administrators, and grants analysts within their team and will manage a team of six or more staff. The Research Administration Manager is part of the management team under the direction of the Executive Director of OSP. 

This position is responsible for all areas of research administration, including both pre- and post-award functions. The Research Administration Manager is expected to provide training to their team to fully integrate cradle to grave administration throughout the life of awarded sponsored projects. The team will administer over 400+ awarded projects per year. In this role, the incumbent will meet with faculty and staff to provide the following services:

  • Develop modules that will be implemented monthly to quarterly that will focus on compliance and topical areas, 
  • Develop trainings for the team to fully integrate with sponsor submission portals and unify best practices,
  • Develop policies for campus integration for research and other sponsored programs,
  • Assist in troubleshooting with Workday implementation,
  • Provide creative, strategic leadership in cradle to grave administration of research grants and/or contracts and expertly balance customer service and compliance needs,
  • Ensure that proposed projects meet goals of department and that necessary resources are available,
  • Manage and follow through on high-risk situations,
  • Create procedures regarding day-to-day administrative & financial functions,
  • Oversee & manage all research portfolio fiscal activities, from research development to close-out activities, continually evaluating & recommending alternatives to minimize risk while maximizing goals,
  • Resolve issues with collaborators and/or other involved parties,
  • Mentor other administrative staff in research administration.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 6, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. 

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  • Retirement plan in lieu of social security – Employer and employees each contribute 14.5% of gross salary
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  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Earn 24 vacation days per year
  • Earn 24 sick leave days per year

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UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV achieved R1 status in 2018. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



4505 S Maryland Pkwy Box 451055

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1055


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

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  • Full Time