GRANTS MANAGER A/B
Duties: The Grants Manager will manage pre and post-award activities for a diverse sponsor portfolio within the Special Operations Unit in the Department of Medicine. The Special Operations Unit is a new group consisting of specialized Grants Managers that are utilized, on an as needed basis, to provide support throughout the DOM divisions. Specialized support includes multi-divisional project management on complicated grants (including training grants, program projects, clinical trials, and projects with multiple subcontracts), onboarding support and training for new employees, and pre-award support in budget and proposal development. The Grants Manager will manage post award activities, including account setup, and monitor/ review all sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections. They will monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines and OMB Uniform Guidance, meet with principal investigators to discuss and advise them on financial issues related to their portfolios, maintain salary grids and work with payroll coordinator to ensure faculty and staff are paid correctly, and assist in the preparation of effort reports. They will also participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission and the development and implementation of standard operating procedures throughout DOM.
Manage proposal development, budget development and related pre-award activities for diverse sponsor portfolio. Manage post award activities including account setup, monitor and review of all sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections. Monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines and OMB Uniform Guidance. Meet with principal investigators to discuss and advise them on financial issues related to their portfolios. Maintain salary grids and work with payroll coordinator to ensure faculty and staff are paid correctly. Assist in the preparation of effort reports. Participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission. Work on the more complicated grants including training grants and program project with multiple sub-contracts.
Grants Manager B: The Grants Manager B will work more independently and actively participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission. The Grants Manager B will work on the more complicated grants including training grants and program project with multiple sub-contracts Moreover, it is expected that the Grants Manager B candidate will have a greater grants management experience than the Grants Manager A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis.
The grants manager will report to the Director of Research Administration for the Department of Medicine; have an indirect reporting relationship on an as needed basis with multiple DOM Divisions; and the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.
Qualifications: The candidate will possess strong organizational, data management and documentation skills, is attentive to detail and strives for accurate results, has the ability to work both independently and cooperatively, and demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.
Grants Manager A:
Bachelor's degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with NIH and other federal granting agencies is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Adobe, and Business Objects. Excellent critical thinking, analytical, verbal and written communication is required. Working knowledge of Uniform Guidance is required. Ability to apply solid organizational and time management skills to a deadline drive, multiple priority work environment is required.
Familiarity with UPENN sponsored research policies and related financial system is preferred.
Grants Manager B:
Same as Grants Manager A with five to seven years of grant and contract administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
Reference Number: 40-26096
Salary Grade: 027/028
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Department of Medicine
Job Family: D-Financial