The Project Administrator II, under general supervision, independently coordinates non-standard or complex administrative and financial details between The Texas A&M University System, researchers, sponsors and administrative offices with an emphasis on post-award administration of sponsored research projects. Establishes accounts in the A&M System accounting system. Reviews and interprets award terms and conditions, cost sharing requirements, award budget, sponsor regulations, deliverable requirements and System policies. Prepares award notices. Minimal supervision is required. This position will report directly to an Assistant Director for a post-award team with Sponsored Research Services.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of administrative experience in a higher education or business environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent critical thinking and analytical capabilities with attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, proofreading, and time management skills.
Ability to apply problem-solving skills to complex problems, prioritize and manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in Business Administration or related field.
Experience in sponsored research projects management and/or accounting.
Experience within the A&M System or other university setting.
Experience interpreting and monitoring compliance with federal regulations, including OMB Circulars and Code of Federal Regulations, as they pertain to sponsored research.
Progressively responsible budgeting and/or project administration experience. Experience using word processing and spreadsheet software.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong mathematical and comprehension skills.
Advanced experience using Word, Excel, and FAMIS, and/or Maestro.
Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds.
Salary Range: $40,712-$44,783.
Independently serves as the point of contact for faculty, sponsors and department administrators on a portfolio non-standard or complex projects. Works to determine solutions to issues associated with sponsored projects.
Coordinates complex administrative and financial details with researchers, department heads, deans and other university staff with an emphasis on post-award administration of sponsored projects. Interprets/communicates award documents, sponsor regulations, federal, and state laws/regulations, System policies and member rules for/to researches and departmental staff.
Contacts sponsors for revisions and approvals which include budget revisions, compliance issues, change of Principal Investigator, time extensions, additional funds requests, etc.
Approves financial commitments for compliance to sponsor guidelines on behalf of the member. Researches regulations to provide financial and regulatory guidance on non-standard or complex issues to researchers, departments and administrative offices. Provides financial data, as requested, to researchers, departments, members, sponsors and auditors. Monitors cost sharing committed to sponsor.
Prepares documentation and enters award terms and other financial information into the A&M System accounting and research administration systems which includes budget, revenue, billing requirements, Facilities and Administrative cost rates, cost-sharing commitments, compliance regulations and reporting requirements.
Initiates financial close-out of sponsored research projects according to sponsor guidelines. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Note: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-014646
About Texas A&M University
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