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Senior Research Administrator

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Senior Research Administrator

Department this Position Reports to

The Dartmouth Institute

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Hiring Range Maximum


SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Location of Position

Lebanon, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Remote eligible

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

To provide financial and administrative management and analysis for several complex operating and project budgets including multiple funding sources, multi-site research projects, or program projects. Applies a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of financial and grants management in the accomplishment of financial and administrative activities.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors plus 3-5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in accounting or budget/grant management.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, or the equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in not-for-profit accounting and grants management in an educational and/or research setting preferred.
  • Excellent accounting, management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in database management, spreadsheets, and other computer software.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience required to financially manage complex research projects.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and as a member of a team.
  • Willingness and ability to exercise judgment and initiative and to interact with faculty, personnel, and outside agencies in a professional manner.
  • Flexibility and openness to change.
  • Ability to plan work, set priorities, and respond to pressures, deadlines, and changes in schedules and priorities.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain and foster confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to create advanced Excel spreadsheets.
  • Familiarity with College accounting systems and procedures.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Jennifer Rickards

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Matt Browne

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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Key Accountabilities

  • Assists investigators in preparing proposals to funding sources, including development of complex budgets for large proposal submission and ensuring completion of all sponsor and College administrative requirements.
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  • Develops, justifies and administers budgets for grants, sub-contracts, service centers, reserves and operating budgets.
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  • Monitors expenses and revenues for accounts, ensuring costs are properly allocated, anticipating fluctuations in funding, and providing regular status updates on actual and projected expenditures.
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  • Ensures compliance with College and granting agency policies, interpreting policies in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Projects and Geisel Medical School.
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  • Independently advises investigators on regulatory, compliance, and sponsor requirements and proposes recommendations to respond to anticipated funding fluctuations.
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  • Monitors payroll funding levels, preparing and processing FTE distributions based on budgets, maintaining projections on personnel support, and communicating in advance of potential funding shortfalls.
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  • Interacts with representatives of Dartmouth College, Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, other academic institutions, and funding agencies to provide information requested, seek clarification of requirements, and collaborate on financial issues.
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  • Trains and coaches others on financial activities and policies.
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  • Assists in priority setting and coordination of peer and junior staff activities to assure that departmental needs, standards, goals, and deadlines are met.
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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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