Manager, Research Administration


The Center for Social Science Scholarship supports and strengthens social science research, teaching, and community and professional engagement and enhances the future of innovative, collaborative, cross- and interdisciplinary, and cutting-edge social science scholarship at UMBC. One component of CS3 is a grants administration unit, which assists faculty and departments in obtaining funding for research, providing pre- and post-award administration, and linking the analytical resources of the university with policy makers in the state and region.


The Manager of Research Administration is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of grants with an emphasis on proposal development and routing. The incumbent will also oversee grant-related payroll and monitor and reconcile award-related finances.

Requires a Bachelor's degree preferably in Business, Finance or related area and three years of research administration or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Finance or a related field
  • Six years of research administration experience, especially with NIH proposals and awards
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Supervisory experience is preferred
  • Ability to work with various software technologies, such as PeopleSoft Financial and Human Resources and Kuali is strongly desired
  • CRA or research related certification preferred

This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Note: A background check will be required.

For best consideration upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references materials by September 30, 2022 at (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks the applications of minorities, women, Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Background Information

4-Year Degree
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  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Business Manager
  • Administrator or Administrative
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Authorized to work in the US
Security Clearance

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  • Full Time