Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

We are seeking a Senior Grants & Contracts Analyst who will support the Department of Materials Science & Engineering within the Whiting School of Engineering. This will be a fast-paced, multi-tasking and visible position that is part of a dynamic team of administrative, financial, academic, communications, and programmatic staff that work together in teams and working groups to provide support to the faculty, students, and programs of the department.

This position will provide dedicated professional level sponsored funds management for more than 80% of time with specific responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions that includes, but may not be limited to: proposal preparation, submission, budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout. Works independently on a variety of grants/contracts that range from simple to highly complex. While this role may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds, the primary goal of this position is to ensure timely, effective and efficient functioning of sponsored funding activities.

Job Scope/Complexity:

  • Will provide broad/in-depth professional administrative level guidance on protocols, regulations and guidelines to PI and other scientific/research professionals, both within the University and with other associated research/administrative professionals outside of the University.
  • This position offers guidance and learning support to Grants & Contracts Analysts, Specialists and Coordinators within the department.
  • This role may serve as the lead Grants & Contracts position, in departments where a Grants & Contracts Manager doesn’t exist.

Types of Sponsored Awards for Which the Position is Responsible:

  • This position works independently on a variety of complex level grants/contracts, including those from NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA.
  • These grants, contracts and awards may involve highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, Cores and Subawards, Investigator-initiated, Consortium and New Center Dept. of Defense grants, higher complexity Foundation grants and pharmaceutical company clinical trials.
  • Will also provide direction and assistance to Analysts with details related to Subawards from other institutions on their federal pass-through grants.
  • May also work directly with management of non-sponsored funds, including general funds and gifts, on a limited basis.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with and act as final point of contact with departmental faculty and/or budgetary staff and the Office of Research Administration toward the planning and development of application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations and commercial companies.
  • Understand and utilize institutional policies for pre-award grant process and sponsor guidelines.
  • Review all sponsored project proposals for assigned faculty prior to them being forwarded to the Grants & Contracts Manager and ORA for signature. Review involves accuracy, content, adherence to all relevant guidelines.
  • Responsible for the timely preparation of proposal budget for Principle Investigator Review.
  • Provide instruction, preparation assistance and support related to grant application procedures.
  • Serve as liaison between research units, central offices and funding agencies.
  • Review budgets and related justification for appropriateness and completeness of content. Provide groundwork for subcontract negotiations.
  • Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest, etc.
  • Manage all assigned grant submissions to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
  • Maintain ongoing updates and communications related to current grants and contracts, this includes regular auditing and reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts and discretionary accounts. Also provide relevant updates and reports to departmental leadership, as needed.
  • Manage related post-award processes, including award setup, review, account setup verification, and ensuring that staff is setup appropriately.
  • Ensure that post-award responsibilities are completed, including budget distribution, account reconciliation, e-form setup, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices and paperwork finalization related to subcontract setup.
  • Oversee and direct all aspects of complex award management activities and provide oversight to other employees, including monitoring and managing accounts, audits, evaluations and reporting.
  • Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts, as needed. Ensure that all closeouts handled by other members of the grants & contracts team have been handled appropriately.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, along with 4 years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
  • Successful completion of the RAT program (18-24 months) is equivalent to three years of relevant experience for this position. If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required, along with 4 years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required. Thorough knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices preferred.
  • Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Thorough knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts, including NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA.

Level of Independent Decision Making:

  • Must be able to make strong administrative and financial decisions during the absence of leadership.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Be able to use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • No direct supervisory responsibility but will have to train and work closely with Budget Specialist/Analyst and administrative positions.

Budget Authority:

  • None for the department but must ensure that they are making sound fiscal decisions following University and Federal and/or sponsor policies and regulations.

Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: MSE Administrative
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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