Post Award Administrator

Dec 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Post Award Administrator

Requisition Number: STFR004248

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Post Award Administrator in the College of Engineering (COE) provides post-award support to College principal investigators (PI's) by researching, interpreting, and applying the policies and procedures that govern grant, contract and internal awards. Responsibilities include providing monthly account reports and balances; reviewing expenditures for compliance; resolving accounting issues; meeting with PIs regularly to monitor and review portfolio; facilitating annual effort certifications; preparing projections for awards and working to resolve errors, request extensions, and properly close project accounts within policy guidelines and time requirements.

The Post Award Administrator responsibilities also include the analysis of processes in order to improve workflow and work efficiencies; determine changes needed in order to avoid repetition of errors; plan for better faculty satisfaction for the management of their funded portfolio; and provide formal and informal training opportunities. Candidate will act as liaison between College, ORAF and other University units as needed. Perform related duties as assigned or required.


A strong customer service focus is required.
Bachelor’s Degree required with a business major preferred. Candidate should have 2-3 years of professional work experience in higher education and/or business setting. Familiarity with overall federal grant administration is desired. Candidate must have accounting knowledge and be able to work with budgets; have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks for a number of principal investigators and administrators. A strong attention to detail, customer service oriented, initiative, flexibility and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required.

Successful candidate must stay current with all new and existing regulatory requirements and institutional policies/procedures and keep faculty PIs and department leadership informed of changes. Due to the amount of personal and financial information involved, the grant administrator must have the aptitude for treating sensitive information related to salaries, department finances and science in a confidential and professional manner.

Advanced experience with MS Office and Adobe Professional and the ability to learn new software programs and techniques quickly is essential.

Additional Information:

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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