Job description

Duties: The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking a new Grants Manager. The successful candidate for the Grants Manager position will have the ability to work with, and the desire to learn from, management and experienced co-workers. SAS Finance staff is committed to supporting the academic mission of the School and the University by adding value through our work, finding solutions to operational challenges, and helping to prepare the School for tomorrow. The Grants Manager A will be assigned to the David Rittenhouse Labs (DRL) Regional Business Office and will report directly to the Manager of Finance.

The position will have the following responsibilities: Manage proposal development process, budget development and related pre-award issues for a diverse sponsor portfolio. Assist with all aspects of proposal submission (electronic and paper submissions) and necessary follow-up to confirm proper acceptance by sponsor. Apply knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance. Manage post-award processes including monitoring and review of all charges to sponsored projects, reconciliation of accounts, sub award management, and production of monthly financial reports for Principal Investigators, including fund projections etc. Monitor compliance to sponsor guidelines. Routinely meet with Principal Investigators to discuss and advise on financial and other administrative related issues related to their research budgets to ensure compliance of protocol submission. Work with and mentor Grants Coordinator.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years pre- and post- award experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with NSF, DOE and other federal granting agencies is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Adobe applications, Business Objects. Familiarity with UPENN sponsored research policies and related financial systems is a plus.

The Grants Manager A position requires a candidate who exhibits an engaged and responsible attitude and possesses the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and within a team. We are seeking a candidate possessing a pro-active work style with strong follow-up skills and the ability and desire to add value to the sponsored research enterprise. This position requires the ability to work well under pressure. The successful candidate should clearly demonstrate attention to detail, highly effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to enforce grant guidelines with constituents in a professional, diplomatic, and assertive manner. The successful candidate will exhibit a professional presence which will allow the candidate to take ownership of his/her business office responsibilities. An ability to react quickly in a deadline-driven environment is highly preferred. A successful candidate will possess an ability to switch gears depending on project deadlines and an ability to collaborate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and skill sets within different areas of the School. The ability to work in a collaborative and responsive manner to answer questions and resolve discrepancies as well as remain flexible is also required.

Reference Number: 02-30902

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Business Operations

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: D-Financial




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Posted: 1/25/2019
Application Due: 1/25/2031
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