Grants Administrator Lead

Job description

DescriptionJob Purpose: Serve as a unit level team leader, expert advisor, and consultantwithin a college, an academic unit, a research unit, or a business unit onmatters related to sponsored research program administration in accordance withInstitute and sponsor policies. Provide pre-award and post-award fundsmanagement for sponsored research programs. Advise department financial staffand investigators on issues related post-award grant management. Provideadvanced financial record management, reporting, accounting, andreconciliation. Provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to other grantadministration, finance, or accounting personnel.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Identify funding sources and administer grant budgets. Advise faculty on budget development, financial scenario and strategic planning, and financial forecasting in response to grant solicitations and requests for proposals.
  • Edit and prepare proposal documentation, submit required documentation into sponsor systems, and appraise proposals for Office of Sponsored Programs review.
  • Liaise with management and staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting regarding sponsored research grants and contracts.
  • Administer post-award activities including developing financial reports, negotiating and maintaining sub-agreements, monitoring and reconciling expenditures and salary distribution, submitting budget revisions, and auditing transactions for compliance with budget justification and sponsor policies.
  • Generate custom and required reports for faculty and unit management regarding sponsored research plans, proposals, and projects.
  • Collaborate, provide advice, and give direction to unit financial or accounting personnel regarding the pre-award and post-award process, as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance to students, post-doctoral fellows, and research faculty on assistantships and fellowships.
  • Identify and provide sponsored research training and educational opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Research potential grants opportunities from agencies and philanthropic organizations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work Experience: Eight to ten years job related experience
  • Certifications: Certified Research Administrator, Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator, or Certified Financial Research Administrator
  • Skills: This job requires advanced knowledge of and expertise in the pre-award and post-award sponsored research and grant administration process. Ability to interpret and explain complex regulations, policies, and government language is essential. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are required to interact with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse academic and research community. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize while performing multiple, complex financial tasks is required. Advanced knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices in an academic and research institution.

  • QualificationsPreferredQualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Master’s degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: N/A
  • Preferred Certifications: N/A
  • Preferred Skills: N/A
  • Additional Information: N/A
    Impact &Influence: This position willinteract on a regular basis with: principal and co- investigators, unitmanagement, faculty, staff, students, vendors, and external sponsors. Thisposition typically will advise and counsel: unit financial or accounting staff,faculty, staff, and students. This position will supervise: N/A.


    Job: Finance and Accounting
    Primary Location: Georgia-Atlanta
    Organization: Ivan Allen College
    Job Posting: Jun 17, 2019, 9:59:55 PM
    Schedule: Full-time




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    Posted: 2/28/2019
    Application Due: 9/4/2019
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