Compliance Administrator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106625
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Compliance Administrator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPR-Research Administration
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides pre-award and non-financial post award administrative services for sponsored projects at the University of Maryland. In addition, ORA collaborates closely with a number of other central offices to help ensure the effective overall coordination of research administration services, systems, policies and procedures.

The purpose of this position with the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to conduct the monitoring and oversight of subrecipients under sponsored projects and to oversee the closeout functions of sponsored research awards and subawards. This position will advise departmental administrators and faculty on agency guidelines and policy changes relating to closeout and Subrecipient monitoring. The Compliance Administrator will hire, train and supervise a Graduate Assistant and an undergraduate student assigned to perform closeout functions for sponsored research awards and subawards and perform these functions as necessary. This position will assist with basic subaward modifications and data entry and approvals in official University of Maryland systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience.

Experience: One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in the field of grants/contracts administration, finance, law, Information Technology, business management or related field.; Five (5) years of experience without a degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to use multiple software systems.
• Ability to use analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., word, excel).
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to be extremely organized with a high attention to detail.
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness.
• Demonstrated team player.


• Prior experience with federal grant and contract regulations in an institution of higher education.
• Certified Research Administrator (CRA) – preferred but not required
• Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) – preferred but not required

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

*This is an entry level position in the Office of Research Administration.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 01/22/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/05/2018
Physical Demands

Sedentary work performed in a normal office setting; exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Ability to travel both on and off campus to attend meetings and/or training. Spending long hours in front of computer screen.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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