Pre Award Grants Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 04, 2020
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Full Time

Pre Award Grants Administrator

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the Associate Director for Pre-Award Grants Administration, the Pre-Award Grants Administrator is responsible for pre-award financial and administrative support in the College of Science.

The Grants Administrator advises and assists faculty with research budget development and preparation of the administrative portions of proposals, facilitates trainings and workshops to empower faculty to create and manage successful proposals, and tracks the status of all in-progress, submitted, and completed proposals for the College. This position also collaborates with NU-RES on submission of proposals. Working closely with an assigned portfolio of College of Science faculty, the Pre-Award Grants Administrator ensures that grant proposals are submitted in a timely manner and in compliance with announcement, agency, federal government, and Northeastern University policies and regulations. The Pre-Award Grants Administrator provides high quality service and attention to detail, and ensures that proposal review and electronic records are completed in a timely manner, in advance of finalized proposal submissions via the ePaws system. The Pre-Award Grants Administrator will also coordinate annual Conflict of Commitment and Interest Process.

Bachelor's degree required with a preference in accounting or business administration; minimum of 1-3 years of experience in grant administration in an academic or non-profit environment. Must have a solid understanding of federal/university guidelines, policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a high volume, deadline-driven environment. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills needed. Knowledge of federal web-based grants management systems, enterprise financial systems, query tools or grants management tools a plus. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Works independently with minimal supervision; meets deadlines; enjoys working in a fast-paced and challenging environment, and interacts well with all levels of University staff and faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of Northeastern's ePaws proposal submission system.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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