Post Award Grant Specialist
Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal
arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the
racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body.
The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational
experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty,
administration and staff.
Amherst College invites applications for the Post Award Grant
Specialist position. The Post Award Grant Specialist is a
full-time, year-round position, starting at $56,160 - commensurate
with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most
diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful
candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to
and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
The Post Award Grant Specialist has responsibilities associated
with accounting and reporting of all grants from federal, private,
and other sources. This role supports the communication of
sponsored program administration policies & procedures, and the
maintenance of expenditures and other post award records. This
position takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce
and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful,
inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Post Award Review - Review and monitor grant expenditures for
adequate documentation, accuracy and compliance with budgetary,
College, sponsor, and federal requirements.
Grant Accounting ---Prepare journal entries related to grant
accounts within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as well
as related budget adjustments, cost transfers, detailed schedules,
account reconciliations, and other financial reports.
Grant Reporting --- Ensure timely and accurate internal and
external financial reporting for grants and sponsored programs on a
periodic basis and as required. Respond to data requests within the
College (e.g., number of awards, annual indirect costs, etc.)
Grant Management --- Serve as a central point of contact and guide
to our diverse faculty and staff throughout the grant process.
Prepare budget projections; review progress reports; facilitate
requests for no cost extension; prepare reallocations and
transfers, close out grants, etc. Stay current on federal grant
policy and fiscal requirements.
Portal Management ---Maintain grant information in sponsor portals
and manage access (Grants.gov, Research.gov, FastLane, Assist, eRA
Commons, INSPIRES, etc.).
Hybrid schedule preferred; remote work considered.
- Bachelor's Degree and relevant training.
- Two to five years of related professional experience.
- Experience and understanding of the principles of
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact
with finance colleagues and the general campus community.
- Strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excited to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to set and
prioritize responsibilities effectively.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
- Experience with Workday Financials.
- Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
- Experience developing and monitoring budgets.
- Experience with 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance) and other federal
guidelines. Ability to comprehend and interpret legal
- Finance functional experience in higher educational
- Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Financial
Research Administrator (CFRA).
- Experience with awards sponsored by NIH, NSF, NASA, NEH, NEA,
and the Mellon Foundation.
Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth
and development, continued learning, and career advancement.
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may
Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly
competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and
faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our
overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the
options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements.
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Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter
online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs
. Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to
clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted.
(Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the
Career icon from their Workday home screen)
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.
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