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									Senior Research Administrator – Sponsored Programs
Colorado State University

Colorado State University’s (CSU) office of Sponsored Programs invites
nominations and applications for the position of Senior Research
Administrator. The Senior Research Administrator (SRA) reports to the
Associate Director of Sponsored Programs. Sponsored Programs is the primary
coordinating office for externally funded activities of a contractual nature at
CSU. Sponsored Programs oversees the full-range of research administration
from proposal review and submission to final invoicing and project close-out.
Senior Research Administrators serve as advocates for faculty in fostering
outstanding research and scholarly activities and assure the responsible
management of sponsored funds through regulatory and fiscal compliance
oversight. Starting date for this position is as soon as possible.

Colorado State University is a land-grant Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research-
Extensive University experiencing aggressive growth in areas including
faculty recruitment, student enrollment, and research expenditures. Research
productivity per tenure/tenure-track faculty member is among the highest in
the country within like universities. CSU’s annual research expenditures
totaled more than $312M in Fiscal Year 2009. Significant investments are
being made in the areas of applied research and technology transfer and
include close collaboration with CSU Ventures, Inc., a related 501(c)(3)
technology transfer and business partnering corporation.

Among its many recognitions, CSU is known for having the College of
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (ranked as second in the
Country), housing one of the select NIH/NIAID Regional Bio-containment
Laboratories, and for being an NIAID Regional Center of Excellence. CSU is
also one of a unique group of institutions to have an NSF Science and
Technology Center and two NSF Engineering Research Centers running
concurrently. CSU is a member of the Kuali Foundation and was one of the
first institutions to implement the Kuali Financial (KFS) system. CSU
continues to work with the Kuali Foundation on the development of Kuali
COEUS (KC) which is expected to be implemented in FY 2011. CSU is also a
member of and active in the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and
the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).

•   The SRA serves as the authorized institutional representative of the
    University in the approval of proposals submitted on behalf of the
    University and has primary responsibility for the review and negotiation of
    all grants and contracts including material transfer agreements and
    nondisclosure agreements.

•   The SRA is the supervisor responsible for prioritizing, managing,
    coordinating, and evaluating a team of 3 FTE (Research Administrator,
    Accounting Tech III and Admin Assistant II) in their responsibilities to
    assist their assigned College(s) in the acquisition (applying and obtaining),
    negotiation and post-award administration of all research related grants
    and contracts.

•   The SRA is responsible for ensuring compliance with University, State,
    Federal and Sponsor requirements, and the interpretation and application
    of government/sponsor guidelines and policies. SRAs assure compliance
    with complex requirements of funding sources, as well as Federal and State
    regulations and assist in the development of policies and procedures related
    to the conduct of sponsored activities at the University.

•   The SRA provides guidance and training programs to Principal
    Investigators and the campus community. SRAs interact with external
    sponsors, Principal Investigators, University Administrators, College
    Business Officers and other campus representatives in the course of
    carrying out their duties.

Required Qualifications:

    •   This is an internal search and is limited to current employees of CSU
        and past employees of CSU if employment has been within the past 12
        month period.
    •   Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of research administration
        experience directly related to the research administration of sponsored
        programs at a major research university. Four years of additional
        experience as described above may be substituted for a Bachelor’s
    •   Direct knowledge and demonstrated experience with PBS, PASS, KFS
    •   Experience working in a quasi-legal environment including knowledge
        of applicable federal and state regulations (OMB Circulars A-21, A-110,
        A-133, and the FAR) and their application to contract review &
        negotiation, budget review, and compliance,
    •   Knowledge of various funding source requirements (such as NIH, NSF,
        USDA, and DOD),
   •   Ability to ensure commitment to, and progress in, achieving the
       institution’s goals and objectives in diversity,
   •   Experience working with private sector sponsors,
   •   Experience supervising, developing and evaluating staff,
   •   Skills in oral & written communications; interpersonal & problem-
       solving skills, ability to conduct training sessions; develop training
       materials, and
   •   Strong working knowledge of common office computer applications (such
       as Microsoft Office applications) and ability to learn specialized
       applications (such as Kuali Coeus).

This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative professional position.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

Application Deadline: February 23, 2010

Application Procedure: Nominations and applications will be considered until
the position is filled; however, for full consideration, complete applications
must be received by February 23, 2010. Complete applications must include a
letter of application addressing qualifications and interest in the position;
resume; and names, street and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three
references. Please provide nominations and applications electronically to: Staci
Folot, Office Coordinator,, Sponsored Programs,
Colorado State University. For questions, please contact Jon Stocking, Chair,
970-491-6481 or at

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive
learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background
investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment in
accordance with our campus-wide Policy Regarding Background Checks. All
new and existing employees are also subject to the terms and conditions of this
policy and should familiarize themselves with the requirements.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and complies with all federal and Colorado laws, regulations, and executive
orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs. The Office of
Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. To assist Colorado State
University in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities,
women and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so
identify themselves.

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