Does Cyber Florida’s mission of cybersecurity education, engagement, and research resonate with you?

Cyber Florida was established by the Florida legislature in 2014 to expand Florida’s cybersecurity industry, improve the state’s overall cybersecurity posture, and increase the number of cybersecurity professionals through education, research, and public engagement. With increased state and grant funding, we need more team members to accomplish our goals. We are a diverse, dedicated team of professionals committed to making Cyber Florida’s mission a reality and helping as many organizations and individuals as we can in the process.

Are you looking for a workplace with a competitive total package?

Cyber Florida is administered by the University of South Florida, a Preeminent State Research University. USF offers a comprehensive benefits package with options for health, vision, dental, life, disability, and supplemental insurance, as well as, retirement, paid holidays, generous annual and sick leave, tuition programs, and more. Cyber Florida also offers a hybrid work environment.

Would you like to come work with us? Check out our current openings below.

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Job Title: Unit Research Administrator

Position Number: 35241

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary:

The Unit Research Administrator position will involve consulting primarily on research projects and assisting in grant proposal development, compliance review processes, and fiscal administration to facilitate the mission fulfillment of Cyber Florida.

Primary Job Duties:

Oversees and provide guidance on proposal submission process and performs administrative review on new and existing projects.

Opens awards into a project when funding is received from a federal agency. Adheres to sponsor, institutional, state, and local government policies and procedures. Maintains research compliance for project team members and internal / external collaborators. Works as a liaison with the Office of Research, Research Compliance, International Affairs, and Human Resources. Communicates with Division and Department as requested on programmatic progress.

Reconciles program project(s) every month, prepares documents to correct expenditures in keeping with defined budget categories, and maintains supporting documentation for audit purposes. Assists team members with programmatic annual reporting to sponsoring agencies.

Aids with travel expenses and transactional expenses related to supply orders, contract implementation, invoice payments, pay allocations, funding distributions, and burn-rate projections, and makes recommendations on budget needs and recommendations to keep the project on schedule.

Prepares internal documentation for proposal submission and opens projects when funding is received. Works with external stakeholders on financials, compliance, pay allocation, and subcontracts.

Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree, one year of professional administrative experience or a master’s degree. Progressively responsible related experience may substitute for the required education year after year.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in business administration, Business Management, or other related fields. Computerized data management software and USF Business Enterprise applications (GEMS, FAST, and Finance Mart) experience is highly desired. Strong background in Research Administration preferred.

Special Skills/Training:

Effective verbal and written communication skills; details-oriented, the ability to effectively manage time and tasks is imperative. Works well under stringent deadlines. Intermediate-level experience in Microsoft Office Suite.