In an exciting, new position within
the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
(CEHS) Office of Research Services, Business Manager II will be the
college subject matter expert in the areas of externally funded
research grants and contracts and the associated financial controls
and processes. With the support of the CEHS Financial
Officer, Business Services team, and the Office of Research
Services, you will be a key team member building and maintaining
the college’s financial support structure enabling our financial
managers to successfully support externally funded
- Primary liaison
with the sponsored program accounting office and other associated
central offices on any research/externally funded question or issue
- Subject matter
expert for any sponsored program related question for both college
employees (faculty and staff) and business services.
trainer/mentor of sponsored program skills and processes to both
business services employees and college financial
- Actively support
and ensure that sponsored programs funds are processed accurately
and efficiently in accordance with USU, sponsor, and any applicable
Federal or State standards and expectations.
- Support the
sponsored programs structure for the college.
- Support the entire
cycle of externally funded awards.
- Develop expert
knowledge of common college granting agency requirements and
- Minimum of 7 years
of progressive financial/business/management related
responsibilities that demonstrate the aptitude to perform the
essential functions of the position OR a bachelor’s degree in
Accounting, Business Administration, Management, or
Finance/Business related area plus a minimum of 3 years of
progressive financial/business/management related responsibilities
that demonstrate the aptitude to perform the essential functions of
- Competent in the use
of Microsoft Excel and Word including the ability in Excel to
independently use formulas and pivot tables.
- Experience in
developing and presenting complex and financial information to both
a financial and non-financial audiences.
- Strong writing and
- Ability to develop
materials with proper grammar and punctuation.
- Experience in
providing financial support for externally funded
- Experience with USU’s Banner
- Working knowledge of USU research
policies and procedures.
- Experience with USU’s Kuali system
including proposal set up and reporting.
- Experience with USU’s Argos system,
- Experience in higher education,
specifically within an academic unit.
- Experience with grants requiring
Institutional Review Board approvals.
- Experience with grants with
subcontracts or match requirements.
Knowledge, Skills, and
- Ability to work effectively as a
team member who works collectively and collaboratively to achieve
- Ability to use independent judgment
and to manage and impart confidential information.
- Ability to think analytically,
quantitatively, creatively, and strategically.
- Ability to communicate effectively
and professionally, both orally and in writing.
- Strong active listening skills
including the ability to work with a diverse group of faculty,
administrators, and staff.
- Ability to develop clear, accurate,
and professional training materials and presentations.
- Ability to maintain
a high level of attention to detail when reviewing sponsored
- Ability to create
and review complex budgets.
- Knowledge of
financial requirements of research contracts and grant proposals in
a University environment.
- Knowledge of all
types of sponsored award mechanisms including grants, contracts,
and subcontracts including match requirements.
- Ability to
interpret sponsor guidelines and regulations, including a detailed
understanding of Uniform Guidance.
- Ability to
independently research issues and/or questions and concisely
Along with the online application, please
1) Resume/CV to be uploaded in the
2) Cover Letter describing your
qualifications for this position to be typed/pasted into a
text box at the end of application.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent
Employees work indoors and are protected from
weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional
temperature changes. The employee typically works in
an office/desk environment using a computer, phone, and other
office equipment. The employee may sit at a desk or stand at
a variable height workstation throughout the workday and often uses
repetitive hand motions, such as typing. Employees nearly
continuously listen, hear, and talk.
Office of Research Services
The mission of the Office of Research
Services in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human
Services is to enrich the research climate in the college by
supporting proposal development; providing statistical consulting
services; providing methodological training for graduate students;
and nurturing faculty and graduate student research and
The Emma Eccles
Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to
quality teaching, outreach and research. It is home to eight
departments. Graduate and undergraduate programs are strengthened
by an on-campus elementary school and three stand-alone centers.
These offer services to the community and provide students with
real-world service and research opportunities. Additional community
services are provided by the individual departments.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to
be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie
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approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040
graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide
system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves
all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114
undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of
innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials.
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in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah,
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