Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Perelman School of Medicine has an ongoing need for Grants Managers across many different departments. This posting describes the basic responsibilities and requirements for a grants manager role. If you meet the qualifications outlined below and have an interest in being considered as positions become available, please apply to this posting. Your information will be reviewed and you will be contacted if we would like to encourage you to apply to a future posting or if we would like to learn more about your background. Grant Managers provide research administration and financial management support to their investigators. This includes managing proposal development, budget development and related pre-award activities for diverse sponsor portfolio;(both domestic and foreign). Manage post award activities including account setup, monitor and review of all sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections. Recommend/implement corrective actions as needed. Ensure efficient, accurate and timely grant closeouts. Monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines, OMB Uniform Guidance, and school and university policies. 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 projects 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 projects with multiple sub-contracts Moreover, it is expected that the Grants Manager B candidate will have greater grants management experience than the Grants Manager A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis. Provides leadership, supervision, training and professional development support for one or more direct reports. The grants manager will report to the Senior Administrator of the department, center or institute they are hired into; if hired in the Department of Medicine, will have an indirect reporting relationship on an as needed basis with multiple DOM Divisions; and will also have a dotted reporting relationship to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.

Qualifications: 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 very deadline driven environment. Demonstrated competency in the ability to multi-task in a competing priority work 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: 11-11111

Salary Grade: 027/028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Department of Medicine

Special Requirements:

Job Family: D-Financial

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