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Research Administrator 2 (6205U) ProS Region - 8190
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2020
Title Research Administrator 2 (6205U) ProS Region - 8190
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Research Administrator 2 (6205U) ProS Region - 8190

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 12, 2020

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six regions that support administration of Research Administration, Business and Financial Services, and Human Resources for the UC Berkeley campus. BRS is committed to developing a culture in which employees are actively engaged in the work, mission, and vision of the organization and of the University.

Welcome to the ProS Region!
The Professional Schools region (ProS) serves the University Extension, Berkeley Law, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Education, School of Social Welfare and the School of Journalism.

We are extremely proud of the team we have put together and are working hard to provide faculty, staff, and students in our region with expert advice and reliable support services that foster academic and professional success.

Our aim is to build a team that is 100% committed to you. Over time, ProS team members are determined to become familiar with the unique issues, terminology, funders, sponsors, vendors, and circumstances in the ProS region that will enable us to provide service that you'll find responsive, meaningful and relevant.


The Research Administrator 2 is an essential member of the RA team supporting the Berkeley Regional Services ProS Region. The ProS Region supports University Extension and eight professional schools on the UC Berkeley campus including: Haas School of Business; Goldman School of Public Policy; School of Optometry; Berkeley Law; School of Public Health; School of Social Welfare; Graduate School of Education; and the Graduate School of Journalism. The ProS Region is replete with distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs and highly professional and collaborative staff. The ProS leadership team is committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, continuous improvement, and creating an environment where every voice is heard.

Research administration professionals within the ProS Region provide the full range of pre-award and post-award support services to their clients, in close collaboration with the Sponsored Projects Office (SPO), Industry Alliances Office (IAO), Extramural Funds Accounting (EFA), and other central compliance groups.

The Research Administrator 2 position within BRS supports Principle Investigators (PI) and Principle Directors (PD) by providing analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. This work will involve activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract administration.

The Research Administrator 2 will report to and receive assignments from the Contracts and Grants Supervisor 2. The incumbent will work with the supervisor to ensure a balanced workload. The incumbent will work with senior research administrators to resolve complex issues and gain a better understanding of the research administration function in a university setting and within BRS.

Required Qualifications
  • Requires independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
  • Knowledgeable in applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Knowledgeable in applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, et cetera.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
  • Demonstrated ability on analyze and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply guidelines and policies.
  • Proficiency working with computer and information management systems. Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships and partner with other departments in the campus community.
  • Excellent initiative, organization skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to participate and contribute as a member of a team in support of unit goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-2 years' experience in working with student funding, human resources/payroll, contracts and grants, or equivalent related experience.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $26.34 - $31.13 / hour.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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