Post Award Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 13, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Post Award 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 College of Engineering is seeking a junior or senior level Post Award Administrator. The position provides post-award support to College principal investigators by researching, interpreting, and applying the policies and procedures that govern grant, contract and internal awards.

Responsibilities include providing monthly financial reports and balances; reviewing expenditures for compliance; resolving accounting issues; meeting with principal investigators regularly to monitor and review portfolio; facilitating annual effort certifications; preparing projections for awards and working to resolve errors, request extensions, and properly close project accounts within policy guidelines and time requirements. Responsibilities also include the analysis of processes in order to improve workflow and work efficiencies; determine changes needed in order to avoid repetition of errors; plan for better faculty satisfaction for the management of their funded portfolio; and provide formal and informal training opportunities. Candidate will act as liaison between College, NU-RES and other University units as needed. Perform related duties as assigned or required.

Bachelor's Degree is required with a business major preferred. Professional work experience can range from a minimum of 6 months to 5 years, preferably in higher education and/or business setting. A strong customer service focus is required. Familiarity with overall federal grant administration is desired. Candidate must have accounting knowledge and be able to work with budgets; have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks for a number of principal investigators and administrators. A strong attention to detail, customer service oriented, initiative, flexibility and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required. Successful candidate must stay current with all new and existing regulatory requirements and institutional policies/procedures and keep faculty principal investigators and department leadership informed of changes. Due to the amount of personal and financial information involved, the post award administrator must have the aptitude for treating sensitive information related to salaries, department finances and science in a confidential and professional manner. Advanced experience with MS Office and Adobe Professional and the ability to learn new software programs and techniques quickly is essential.

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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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