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Award Analyst

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU for both the main campus and the health sciences campus. The division directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. Industry, military and government agency research partnerships and community engagement and economic development activities across the eastern half of North Carolina are also managed by the division. The vice chancellor leads the development of ECU’s new 328-acre millennial campus, which will drive public-private partnerships, innovation and investment in the region. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of Export Controls & Customs, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Millennial Campus Development, Office of Innovation & New Ventures, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of Community Engagement & Research, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.

Working as part of the ORA Award Setup team and reporting directly to the Award Setup Team Lead, the Award Analyst manages the award intake and award set-up/modification process for all sponsored projects at the University. The Award Analyst works with the Award Setup team to prioritize the University research portfolio and subsequently to setup and modify all sponsored projects within Banner. The Award Analyst reviews all incoming amendments, modifications, and new funding notices for: funding mechanism, cost allowability, compliance needs, financial reporting and invoicing requirements, property disposition, interdisciplinary needs, and budgetary constraints. The Award Analyst manages the data input process which includes data collection, system interface, validation of system functionality, and any quality assurance needed. The Award Analyst works with a wide range of sponsors and sponsored projects terms and conditions and resolves any pending information directly with the sponsor. The Award Analyst ensures the full functionality of the awards in respects to the revenue recognition, financial reporting, and invoicing. The Award Analyst has overall responsibility for an assigned portfolio regarding the award setup process and is required to act in the role of liaison with sponsors, other central offices such as Finance and Administration, ITCS and Procurement. The assigned portfolio may be adjusted to recognize increased complexity as skill attainment is developed. The Award Analyst coordinates award setup efforts for large and/or cross-disciplinary awards, communicating with various stakeholders and ensuring accurate and timely award setup.

The Award Analyst ensures that data received from eTracks accurately reflects the terms and conditions of new and continuing awards, that accurate data is keyed into Banner, that the awards notification guidance for faculty is accurate and delivered in a timely manner to the appropriate GCM and GCA.

The Award Analyst will be familiar with general federal regulations such as 2 CFR 200, as well as sponsor-specific policy guidelines (such as NIH, NSF, AHA, NASA, etc.), as well as UNC, State of North Carolina, and ECU business practices, policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
As needed, the position will provide backup assistance for other positions within the office.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, banking, finance, business administration, economics, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.