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Project Administrator II

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job TitleProject Administrator IIAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentVice Pres For ResearchProposed Minimum Salary$3,392.67 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Division of Research is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation. Texas A&M's research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental, and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

What we want

The Project Administrator II is responsible for independently coordinating non-standard or complex administrative and financial details between Texas A&M University, researchers, sponsors and administrative offices with an emphasis on post-award administration of sponsored research projects; establishing accounts in the A&M accounting system; reviewing and interpreting award terms and conditions, cost sharing requirements, award, budget, sponsor regulations, deliverable requirements and System policies and preparing award notices Minimal supervision is required. We need an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. If the above description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years in administration in a university setting 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
    • Experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

      Preferred Education and Experience:

      • 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, Uniform Guidance and Code of Federal Regulations, as they pertain to sponsored research
      • Progressively responsible budgeting and/or project administration experience

        Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

        • Strong mathematical and comprehension skills
        • Advanced experience using Word, Excel, MAESTRO and FAMIS
        • Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds

          Salary Range: $40,712 - $44,784 annually

          Responsibilities:

          • Independently serves as the point of contact for faculty, sponsors and department administrators on a portfolio of non-standard or complex projects
          • Works to determine solutions to complicated 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • Initiates financial close-out of sponsored research projects according to sponsor guidelines
          • Performs other duties as assigned

            Special Instructions: Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor). You may upload this information as one document 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.

            All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

            Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

Keywords: Texas A&M University, College Station , Project Administrator II, Accounting, Auditing , College Station, Texas

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