Sponsored Research Contracting and Compliance Analyst (SRCC)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 2547935
Sponsored Research Contracting and Compliance Analyst (SRCC)
Req No: 2021-11726 Category: Administrative/Clerical Type: Full-Time Central Staff Salary: $20.00 - $22.00/hour Close Date:
Overview The mission of Sponsored Research Contracting and Compliance (SRCC) is to ensure timely and effective review and acceptance of grants, contracts and other awards from federal funding agencies, other universities, nonprofit organizations, and private industry for the benefit of San Diego State University. SRCC is also responsible for initiating subagreements with other institutions and verifying completion by researchers of various compliance requirements such as human and animal subjects, conflict of interests, and other research compliance requirements managed through the SDSU division of research support services. The department works closely with staff from sponsored research development (pre-award) and sponsored research administration (post-award). The department is comprised of 6.75 FTEs.
The SRCC Analyst I position is responsible for the receipt, review and processing of awards including verification of completion of any SDSU compliance requirements. Under general guidance and direct supervision of the Director, the analyst reviews, and processes incoming sponsored programs award documents, prepares subaward agreements and ensures compliance requirements have been satisfied for both awards and subagreements. The Analyst I is responsible for data entry related to awards, compliance and subagreements into SDSURF electronic systems. The analyst assists in documenting procedures related to all aspects of the job. The position must have a high level of attention to detail. The analyst shall possess the necessary communication skills essential to coordinate with all departments within SDSURF. The position is currently hybrid requiring 2 days per week on site.
Responsibilities The SRCC analyst is responsible for but not limited to:
Award Processing 40%
Responsible for internal processes related to the receipt, review, and processing of awards, including review of standard language terms and conditions and implementation of authorization to spend funds.
Assist in the review and implementation of procedures for awards processing.
Collaborate with the office of research support services to verify that researchers have completed any applicable protocols related to animal and human subjects, conflicts of interest, financial disclosures, environmental health and safety, and other requirements.
Input award data into SDSURF accounting systems and conduct data reviews to ensure accuracy.
Draft subagreements and amendments using approved templates for a variety of subrecipients. Communicating with faculty, staff and subrecipients to obtain applicable scopes of work, budgets, subrecipient information and other items as needed.
Review requested revisions and confer with the Director in order to respond appropriately.
Verify that subagreements comply with applicable compliance requirements related to animal and human subjects, conflicts of interest, financial disclosures, environmental health and safety, and other requirements.
Input subaward data into SDSURF accounting systems and conduct data reviews to ensure accuracy of subagreement activity data.
Route documents for authorized signatures.
General Support and Analysis 20%
Reviews procedures and suggests streamlining measures as appropriate.
Participate on task forces, special projects and committees related to SDSURF systems, as needed.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of standard office procedures, using MS Office, MS Word, Excel and other applicable software to create memos and documents
Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail with strong planning and organizational skills
Ability to act on critical issues in a timely manner and meet deadlines
Ability to follow directions from a supervisor and work with direct supervision under multiple deadlines and fluctuating priorities
Ability to identify, analyze and solve standard problems and refer more complex problems to appropriate staff
Ability to interact effectively with co-workers, faculty and project staff and to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity.
Ability to display motivation and strong interpersonal skills
Two years of progressively responsible experience in an institution of higher education, research institution or non-profit organization, or related contract review experience.
Previous experience working in sponsored programs related compliance, award review and processing, and sub-agreement preparation.
Previous experience interpreting and applying regulations and requirements.
Experience using software for research administration such as Banner or InfoEd, or other internal award tracking systems.
SDSURF believes employees are an important and valuable resource and offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
Medical, Vision, & Dental Insurance
13 Paid Holidays and Personal Holiday
Sick Leave Days
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily permitting telework. It is anticipated that the assignments will transition back to an in-office and/or hybrid work environment when San Diego County restrictions are lifted.
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation.
The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing.
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.
Join SDSU and make a difference through meaningful work that contributes to knowledge and provides rich opportunities for students. The dynamic synergy between SDSU and the San Diego region furthers SDSU's excellence and global impact. Every member of our team can proudly proclaim, "I Am SDSU."
In addition to SDSU, three not-for-profit auxiliary employers operate to provide services for the University. The SDSU Research Foundation furthers the educational, research and community service mission of SDSU. Aztec Shops provides a diverse portfolio of products and services including operation of the SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Dining, and management of commercial and real estate properties surrounding the campus. Associated Students of SDSU is a student-directed organization that manages programs and facilities enjoyed by students, faculty, staff, and the community-at-large.