Senior Grants Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
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Full Time

Senior 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:
The Senior Grants Administrator will provide pre- and post-award finance and administration support for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH). Reporting to the CSSH Associate Director of College Research Administration, and serving as a key member of the CSSH research administration team, the Senior Grants Administrator will organize and implement operational procedures relating to grant and proposal development in the CSSH Office of the Dean.

The candidate will be responsible for a portfolio of grant-active faculty, which will include Principal Investigators (PIs) across multiple units within CSSH. The candidate will advise and assist faculty with proposal preparation, including budget development, assisting with administrative portions of proposals, and coordinating submission with Northeastern's Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES). The candidate will hold regular meetings with PIs and their staff to review, approve and process grant modifications, pre-award requests and no-cost extensions and provide regular post-award reporting and expense forecasting. Maintenance of appropriate documentation will be required for internal tracking of proposals submitted and post-award management and assisting in the development of college-level reporting. The Senior Grants Administrator will be responsible for developing comprehensive knowledge of CSSH faculty's research administration needs and be able to communicate effectively with faculty and staff across the college. The Senior Grants Administrator will support the development of CSSH-level quarterly research projections for current fiscal years, and CSSH-level research projections for future fiscal years.

Minimum of 4 years of finance, accounting or grant administration experience, preferably in an academic or research environment. Strong candidates with other transferrable experience, particularly in academic administration, will be considered. Solid understanding of federal/University grant operations, rates and regulations along with knowledge of relevant government regulations and University accounting procedures preferred. Strong computer skills, particularly analytical skills, strong attention to detail, ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Bachelor's degree required.

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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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