A cover letter is required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should be attached prior to the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills. All applicants must include a cover letter describing how his or her experience fits the responsibilities associated with this position.
We are in search of a Sponsored Programs Research Administration Assistant to join our team in the Finance-Sponsored Programs office. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that covers a wide range of administrative responsibilities, serving both internal and external customers. The Reporting Area of Sponsored Programs completes approximately 9,000 reports annually while ensuring compliance with sponsor guidelines, of which the Uniform Guidance Reporting Area of Sponsored Programs completes approximately 6,000 reports annually.
The position is responsible for the review of Uniform Guidance expenditures in comparison with approved federally sponsored projects’ budgets and provides policy and procedure interpretation to University departments surrounding the UG requirements. This position will also conduct Uniform Guidance review of subrecipient invoices. In addition to the UG workload, this position will assist with the administrative process of the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for training and fellowships grants and perform a variety of other duties and special assignments throughout the month.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree. Office experience, particularly in accounting and/or bookkeeping, is preferred. Candidate must be highly motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced, production environment. Candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and work with a variety of individuals and units. Candidate must be detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently. Candidate should have experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel.
The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of $6 billion, is a leader in higher education. The Finance Division reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and partners with the University community to provide the financial infrastructure essential to being one of the world’s greatest public universities. We are comprised of several units including Financial Analysis, Financial Operations, Procurement Services, Sponsored Programs and Treasury. Though we are made up of several distinct divisions, we share a common set of values and goals. For more information about the Finance division, please go to www.finance.umich.edu.
Sponsored Programs seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.
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