The College of Engineering at Temple University is searching for a Grant Analyst to support our growing research portfolio. The Grant Analyst manages a diverse portfolio that includes federal, state, municipal, and foundation research grants and contracts. This position reports to the Director of Research Administration and is part of a four-person unit supporting the college's sponsored projects. The office is responsible for ensuring that sponsored projects are managed from set-up through to close-out in compliance with sponsor guidelines and in coordination with the University's central offices. We provide high-quality support to faculty in a variety of disciplines. In this role, you will be responsible for post-award administration, including but not limited to: project setup, budget projections, effort management, project planning, and project closeout.
The Grant Analyst will ensure that awards are set up accurately in Banner and will coordinate hiring, subcontracts and effort reporting. S/he proactively manages the budgets and develops projections for the life of the project; reviews expense reports, POs and invoices for accuracy; monitors sponsor invoicing; and coordinates financial aspects of progress reports and other required reporting. Prior to project and/or budget end date, the Grant Analyst works effectively with each investigator and research accounting to ensure all compensation and non-compensation items are booked accurately to each project and will work to ensure the final invoicing is accurate and submitted in accord with established processing guidelines. The incumbent works closely with the Department Coordinators and other university partners to provide top-tier service to principal investigators and ensure a productive and collaborative relationship. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of related grant management/administrative experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills and ability to use judgment, tact and resourcefulness to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with faculty, senior administrators and staff.
*The volume and diversity of assignments demands the ability to prioritize work well and focus on completion of tasks.
*Ability to use initiative, sound judgment, and a detailed knowledge of department and University policies and procedures to make important decisions at times when collaboration with colleagues and supervisors is not possible.
*Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply grant award and contractual provisions.
*Ability to operate as a functional liaison in support of individual faculty, principal investigators, administrators, research accounting and others integral to effective management of externally sponsored agreements.
*Ability to utilize the Banner Finance and other University systems to set-up, maintain and close out sponsored awards.
*Strong documentation skills, research and resolution skills, and data analysis skills.
*Ability to use generally accepted accounting principles to perform duties and resolve issues.
*Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
This position requires a background check. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.