Post Award Manager

Post Award Manager


Classification: Management II
Department Name: Foundation Auxiliary Services
Job Number: FP2021-759
Status: Open Until FilledOpen Until Filled.
Priority Screening Date:
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled.

Position Description:
University Corporation is a non-profit 501©(3) institution that was established in July 1994 as an auxiliary organization of California State University. The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. University Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population. University Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.


Under the general direction of the Controller, the Post Award Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the post-award fiscal and compliance administration of grants and contracts awarded to the University and University Corporation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:


  1. Ensures post-award administration processes of sponsored projects are efficient and such programs are in compliance with applicable federal, state, sponsor, the Corporation and University regulations.
  2. Hires, trains, and evaluates post-award staff, including student assistants.
  3. Provides support and direction to post-award staff with emphasis on the delivery of customer service to faculty, staff, and other constituents.
  4. Directs the preparation monthly/quarterly/final financial reports for granting agencies. Reviews reports for accuracy to assure proper accountability to external agencies. Assists in the resolution of complex grant issues.
  5. Participates and advises in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, compliance programs, and training programs for staff and the research community in all facets of post-award grants management.
  6. In conjunction with the Controller, develops and implements grant accounting procedures and manages information including reports, to promote operational efficiency and improved services to users.
  7. Works closely with federal and state auditors to provide information and answer questions for audit compliance reviews conducted by both external and internal auditors.
  8. Works collaboratively with the pre-award Grants & Contracts staff to resolve discrepancies, compliance issues, and on special projects, as needed.


Other Functions:

  1. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the accounting department.
  2. Assists in other areas of Auxiliary Accounting as needed.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials. This position requires working on campus with students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available. Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status through an on-line portal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practices. Working knowledge of governmental accounting methods and related laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of and ability to apply OMB regulations to specific grants. Knowledge and understanding of F&A costs, assessing these costs, and reviewing the F&A cost rate calculation. Ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems; analyze and interpret accounting data; prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Must be able to plan, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of others. Ability to make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to function effectively in a detail-oriented capacity: answer a variety of questions and concerns from project personnel and staff; audit grants and contracts for compliance with appropriate performance and fiscal requirements; and to complete accurate reports. Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability and dedication to providing high quality customer service. Ability to work collaboratively with University and Auxiliaries staff, faculty, students, and external constituent groups.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, public administration, or a closely related field AND three years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience with supervisory responsibilities;
OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Equivalent to a graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience. Strong background in fiscal management and accounting required.

Specialized Skills:
Intermediate to advanced experience with personal computers including word-processing, spreadsheet, databases, internet search engines, querying software, and email applications. Knowledge of practices involving governmental and non-profit accounting. Knowledge of internal control standards and the application thereof. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving and continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience using PeopleSoft and knowledge of Grants & Contracts environment in Higher Education preferred. Knowledge of Federal grant and contract policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.

Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
HybridOffice Location: 8 Upper Ragsdale, Monterey CA 93940Ability to work from home: adequate internet connection and ergonomically sound and quiet workspace required.
This position requires working on campus with students, staff, and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. Students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have a qualified exemption. This requirement is effective at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The annual salary for this position is $85,000-$108,000 based on experience. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing: Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit
The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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Contact Information

California State University, Monterey Bay



100 Campus Center

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

(831) 582-3389

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Finance, Operations
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs


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