University Research Administrator, Pre-Award (Senior level and Remote Option Available)


University Research Administrator, Pre-Award

What We Are Looking For

The University Research Administrator, Pre-Award (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. Remote work is available for this position. This position will work closely with the department Business Officers, research compliance administrators, financial analysts, and principal investigators. These positions will be filled at either the URA or Senior URA level and Baylor reserves the exclusive right to make the final determination on a candidate's qualification.

The target compensation range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000 per year and includes Baylor Benefits & Advantages. (The Senior level will be compensated between $75,000 and $85,000.)

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 an Associate's Degree, a minimum of two years of research administration experience, and an active Christian faith. A Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience are preferred with two years of progressively responsible research administration experience. A Senior level candidate is required to possess a Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience. A Master's degree is preferred for a Senior candidate. The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:

Cost Awareness
Priority and Time Management
Sharing Knowledge
Analytical Thinking
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 pre-award activities in coordination with Principal Investigators, including proposal development, Just-in-Time (JIT) preparation, assistance with award acceptance and set up, subrecipient issuance and monitoring, and award modifications.
Maintain collegial, professional relationships with constituents, including assigned faculty and academic unit personnel, sponsor contacts, and Baylor stakeholders in- and outside of OVPR.
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.
Maintain auditable records, including proposal and award documents, reports, and sponsor and internal correspondences.
Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities, as assigned.
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!

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. Baylor's commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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