Grants Officer

Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Grants Officer

Requisition Number: STFR003643

Division/College: Research and Graduate Education

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Office of Research Administration and Finance (ORAF) provides leadership and expertise to faculty, investigators and college administrators in support of research and sponsored programs at Northeastern University. NU — a dynamic, innovative, and entrepreneurial university with a diverse and growing research portfolio — seeks to hire talented, experienced administrators who are dedicated to supporting investigators secure and manage their extramural sponsored activities. The University is committed to hiring and developing personnel who enjoy working in a high-performing culture that rewards excellence.
The Grant Officer is the point of contact and primary resource for the faculty, department staff and sponsors, providing guidance on University and sponsor policies and regulations. The Grant Officer works in a collegial partnership with faculty, University staff and sponsors by facilitating the coordination and flow of information in support of effective administration of sponsored projects throughout the entire project life-cycle. Responsibilities include: advise and assist researchers and administrative staff on the proposal submission process including providing guidance on federal regulations, agency requirements, internal policies and procedures, and budget development; review of proposals to a wide range of federal, state, local government agencies, and private foundation sponsors to ensure conformance to sponsor and University requirements prior to signature/release by authorized organizational representative to ensure that proposals are submitted accurately and in a timely manner. Provide non-financial post-award administration. Serve as a source of information on sponsor and university polices and regulations. Advise and assist researchers and administrative personnel on the proposal submission process including guidance on regulations, agency requirements, internal policies and procedures, and budget development. The Grant Officer will offer effective analytical and creative problem solving skills and the ability to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment.


Bachelor’s degree or commensurate combination of education and experience required, preferably with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in the field of research administration in an academic or non-profit setting. Knowledge of government grant regulations, agency policies, and familiarity with customary policies and procedures of an institute of higher education, and experience with the use of Grants.Gov, NSF Fastlane, eRA Commons a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment preferred. Must have a strong commitment to constructively contribute to a customer service environment, providing professional, timely, efficient, and courteous service to the university research community.

Additional Information:
Why choose to work in the Office of Research and Finance (ORAF) at Northeastern University?

As an institution, Northeastern leads the region in innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to cutting-edge research and community and global engagement. In support of Northeastern’s transformative vision, ORAF is re-imagining research administration by growing our visibility as a valuable resource to faculty and administrators in the pursuit of excellence in research. ORAF promotes a reliable, self-directed working environment with an emphasis on fun and an appreciation for humor while navigating the regulatory world! The staff in ORAF approach their varying responsibilities with a creative, enthusiastic attitudes. ORAF seeks energetic and outgoing, customer-focused individuals to join our team in providing stellar service and support. By choosing to work in ORAF, you will join a collegial network that will support you throughout your career. If you’re interested in a fast-paced, fun environment and you’re eager to lead the field in novel approaches to research administration, we want to talk to you!

To learn more about Northeastern’s unique academic environment and generous benefits please see:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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