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The Grants and Contracts Specialist independently manages all
matters pertaining to grants administration, both financial and
administrative, and has financial oversight and administrative
responsibility for the sponsored projects. This position provides
high-level comprehensive pre- and post- award management,
subcontract administration, and financial analysis. This position
is the administrative liaison between the administrative core, the
Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), collaborating institutions,
sponsoring agencies, and principal investigators (PIs). The
incumbent has a broad scope and knowledgeable of research
administration and financial matters.
Job Qualifications and Competencies
Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in
Accounting, Finance or related field is preferred.
3-5 years of experience in research
administration or accounting/financial/budgeting experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with
proposal preparation with federal and non-federal grants and using
InfoEd/Coeus grants management (or similar) system. Familiarity
with eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, Research.gov and/or Grants.gov
preferred. Higher-Education or non-profit work experience
preferred, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary
to perform the job successfully.
• Excellent financial analytical ability.
• Knowledge of OMB circulars preferred.
• Willingness and interest in assuming increasing levels of
responsibilities, networking, leadership, and training
• Highly proficient in Excel applications (data manipulations); MS
Excel and Google Docs preferred.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to elicit
and disperse information; to present information (including data)
and communications in a clear and concise manner.
• Strong organizational, administrative, time management and
critical thinking skills.
• Ability to analyze and reconcile accounts.
• Ability to work with a diverse population and handle confidential
information with discretion.
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a multi-tasking
environment while maintaining careful attention to detail.
• Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion
of a background check and education verification.
Recruiting Start Date:
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