Research Administration Manager

The George Mason University, Office of Sponsored Programs is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join their team as a Research Administration Manager. George Mason was named an R1 University in 2016 and has a growing research portfolio with FY19 awards exceeding $175M. George Mason University 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.


  • Manages a team responsible for providing both pre- and post award support for sponsored program activities including budget and proposal development, award set-up, cost compliance and other post award monitoring activities;
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the team related to proposal and award management actions and related questions from academic unit administrators and faculty;
  • Serves as a member of the OSP management team;
  • Assigns work to team members and tracks workloads to ensure performance expectations are maintained and will serve as a resource for team members by providing direction, mentoring, training and professional development opportunities;
  • Will take the lead on large, collaborative, multi-disciplinary proposals and awards by leading meetings and developing a timeline for pre- and post-award activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education;
  • Significant relevant, professional experience in a sponsored program environment. A candidate with a CRA is preferred;
  • Should possess leadership and presentation skills and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply by June 5 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Candidates must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a “Green Card” holder);
  • A person who is a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3); or
  • A person who is otherwise able to become generally eligible to receive unclassified technical data pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.




Contact Information

George Mason University



4400 University Drive, MS 4C6

Fairfax, VA 22030


Background Information

Some College

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

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time