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DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Extensive knowledge of policies related to research administration (Uniform Guidance, sponsor policies and practices).
  • Expert knowledge and experience with grant and contract administration and managing the financial aspects of sponsored projects.
  • High-degree of proficiency in pre-and post-research administration including financial management; in-depth knowledge of governmental regulations.
  • Familiarity managing the research administrative activities for a large number of diverse external funding sources.
  • Ability to independently interpret complex policies; direct experience enforcing policies throughout a large operation. Experience working successfully with PIs and their administrative staff; mission-driven and able to understand the importance of research to PIs, departments, and the School; committed to consistently providing excellent customer service.
  • Experience hiring, supervising, managing, and motivating staff; ability to effectively delegate and prioritize work and balance workload assignments; ability to manage the completion of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
  • Ability to independently meet deadlines; experience holding a position in which being a self-starter was essential; strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated success in performing meticulous, high quality, and compliant work.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal skill including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
  • Available to work periodically after normal business hours, when such flex hours are necessary
  • Excellent analytical skills, including proficiency in producing spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel).
  • Firm understanding of Stanford systems: Stanford Electronic Research Administration (SeRA), Oracle Financials, Faculty Financial Inquiry Tool, iLab, Business Intelligence reporting module.
  • Exemplary demonstration of leadership desired.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Bachelor’s degree and seven years of job related experience, or combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
  • Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
  • Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
  • Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
  • Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage staff.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
  • Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
  • Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, sue fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • General office environment
  • Will require travel across and between two campus locations.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

LOCATION:
  • Will have some remote work, but will be needed to meet with Faculty and team members regularly on campus.

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