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Research Administrator (Administrative Operations Professional II)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
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Posting Number: req11886

Department: Social & Behavioral Sci Admin

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is seeking a Research Administrator (Administrative Operations Professional II) to join the Social Sciences Business Center. The Business Center provides business support to the departments of Philosophy, Political Economy & Moral Science, and the schools of Sociology and Government and Public Policy. The successful candidate will manage unit finances, grants, program fees, and many other complex business and financial matters. The focus of this position is the business management of research grants. This individual will work on a team of four in one of multiple business centers that comprise the Business Affairs staff of the college. It is important that the successful candidate be able to perform these tasks at a high level. Business Center personnel in the College of SBS work to provide excellent business support to administrators, faculty, staff, and students. They work in a collaborative environment to improve business processes and provide customer service.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the staff of the business center to perform all
    day-to-day business functions in the units including, but not limited
    to, disbursements, account maintenance and reconciliation, procurement,
    fund transfers, and hiring transactions.
  • Independently manage
    and control accounting, budgeting, auditing, and other financial or
    related functions to ensure the financial integrity of the large
    organizational or academic units serviced by the SBS Business Center.
  • Complete
    Financial forecasting, planning, and reconciliation for all fund types.
    Prepare high level financial and budget reports.
  • Prepare budgets for grant proposals and complete required certifications.
  • Oversee
    the review, approval, and reporting of expenditures assigned to your
    research portfolio. Complete Post-award management, effort report
    certification, and cost share management.
  • Perform human resource
    functions in the SBS Business Center including personnel hiring, job and
    employee data changes, and leaves and termination processes.
  • Establish efficient business practices keeping up to date with policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Manage UA Foundation financial activities.
  • Contribute to the flow of work in the business center for maximum cohesion and efficiency.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning
    attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,463 - $55,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Administrative Operations

Job Function

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Melissa Stewart

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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