University Research Administrator (URA)/Senior URA


University Research Administrator (URA)/Senior URA
Waco, TX, United States

Job Identification: 12968
Posting Date: 05/17/2022, 1:08 PM
Job Schedule: Full time
Locations: Waco, TX, United States
Degree Level: Bachelor

Job Description:
What We Are Looking For

The University Research Administrator (URA) assists Principal Investigators with services designed to streamline, standardize, and facilitate grant acquisition and administration through a network of administrators assigned to specific academic units. We are open to flexible and/or remote work for this position. This position will work closely with the department business officers, research compliance administrators, financial analysts, pre-award administrators, and principal investigators.

The URA serves within the Office of Vice Provost for Research and reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Research, University Research Administrators. For more information about the Office of Vice Provost for Research, please visit this link.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, a minimum of two years of research administration experience, and a Christian faith. Additional requirements include:



  • Superior attention to detail when reviewing grant and contract documents.
  • Ability to create and review complex budgets.
  • Ability to think independently and make qualified judgments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Baylor reserves the right to offer very well qualified candidates the opportunity to join the University as a Senior URA position.

What You Will Do



  • Ensure provision of excellent customer service to faculty, OVPR staff, and sponsors in the ongoing administration of sponsored research by serving as an expert resource to the Baylor research community.
  • Support all relevant activities in the University Research Administrator (URA) Office including proposal development, Just-in-Time (JIT) preparation, assistance with award acceptance and set up, sub-recipient issuance and monitoring, preparation of programmatic reporting in coordination with Principal Investigators (PI), award maintenance, effort reporting, and final reconciliation for closeout.
  • Confirm all proposal submissions and award terms and conditions are in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines, including federal OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), sponsor specific, and institutional policies.
  • Conduct periodic reviews for assigned sponsored awards, including monitoring spending trends, recording of transactions, overdrafts, resolving small balances on awards, reviewing restricted budgets, tracking cost-sharing commitments, and monitoring of sub-recipient expenditures, if applicable, to ensure accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines, including federal OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), sponsor specific, and institutional policies.
  • Maintain auditable records for sponsored awards, including proposal and award documents, reports, and sponsor and internal correspondences.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities, as determined by the AVP, University Research Administrators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the needs of the Office of Vice Provost for Research.

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally. If you are new to Central Texas, This is Waco!

About Us:
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Contact Information

Baylor University




(254) 710-2000

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager


Target Job Information

  • Full Time