Sponsored Research Business Analyst - Illinois Global Institute at University of Illinois

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Urbana, Illinois





Job Description:

Sponsored Research Business Analyst - Illinois Global Institute

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



The Illinois Global Institute is searching for a Sponsored Research Business Analyst that is dedicated to managing the financial, regulatory, data management, and reporting aspects of sponsored research grants, contracts, and subcontracts for the Illinois Global Institute. The position will working closely with Illinois Sponsored Project Administration post award, but may also assist with pre-award and negotiations as needed.



Duties & Responsibilities


Research administration


• Build and maintain current and detailed knowledge of federal agencies and private sponsors.
• Build and maintain a detailed knowledge of research compliance regulations including those contained within Uniform Guidance (UG).
• Develop and monitor project/grant expense plans, including staff planning, with regular reviews/updates provided to the principal investigators.
• Monitor and evaluate project and grant expenses for appropriateness. Prepare various transfers as needed.
• Monitor the financial activity on all grant accounts and process all internal reporting requirements.
• Examine financial statements of grants and contract accounts for accuracy and conformance to agency guidelines.
• Keep current with monthly reconciliation to Banner.
• Work with the principal investigator to prepare budget revisions, subcontracts, and any other required supporting documents.
• Assist principal investigators in preparing necessary progress reports, financial status reports and close out reports. Close grant accounts promptly upon expiration.
• Monitor the status of submitted proposals.
• Analyze funding proposals to determine if cost sharing should be established and monitor cost share commitments.
• Coordinating with human resources when needed, review principal investigator effort commitment and ensure that effort has been recorded accurately and on correct CFOPs.
• Assist principal investigators with semi-annual expenditure confirmations.


Grant reports and data management


• Coordinate and manage data requests across 10 different centers and programs.
• Acquire and maintain data needed for successful proposals and required reporting and present complex data sets in a well-organized and easy to digest way.
• Develop timelines for tasks and deadlines.
• Build and manage relationships across different campus units that manage different kinds of data (ATLAS, DMI, Illini Success Survey, IAGE, Grad College Fellowship office, etc.).
• Assist with data set cleaning.
• Help centers and programs track impact across campus.
• Prepare ad-hoc reports as requested.
• Serve as a resource for information for IGI grant portfolio.

Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit



Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field.



Preferred Qualifications

UIUC Certified Research Administrator (Illinois CRA); One year or more of post-award grant experience as administrator or grant recipient.


Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Understanding of Python
  • Ability to gather facts and apply this knowledge to solve complex problems
  • Work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Accuracy and consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and linguistic differences. Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people and personalities
  • Ability to remain calm and productive in a busy work environment with frequent interruptions
  • Working knowledge of University of Illinois systems

  • Appointment Information

    This is a full-time Civil Service 5040 - Grants and Contracts Associate position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.



    Application Procedures & Deadline Information

    Applications must be received by 6pm (CST) on Monday, December 5, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting and upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and names/contact information for three professional references. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jill Billerman at jrandell@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu .


    Requisition ID: 1012670
    Job Category: Administrative
    Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu



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