Grants Administrator

Job description

DescriptionThe College of Public Health at Temple University is searching for a Grants Administrator to support our growing research portfolio. The College of Public Health is one of the largest colleges of its kind in the country, consisting of the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Services Administration and Policy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Social Work.

The Office of Research Administration supports the externally and internally sponsored projects of the College by providing pre- and post-award support to PIs and ensuring compliance with Temple and sponsor regulations. We are seeking a team member who embodies our core values of service excellence, integrity, and the development of collaborative partnerships, in support of the innovative research taking place in the College.

The Grants Administrator manages a diverse portfolio that includes federal research grants, contracts and community service-oriented foundation grants. This position reports to the Associate Director of Research Administration and is part of a seven-person unit supporting the College’s sponsored projects. The office is responsible for ensuring that sponsored projects are managed from set-up through close-out in compliance with sponsor guidelines and in coordination with the university’s central offices. The Office provides high-quality support to faculty in a variety of disciplines. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for post-award administration, including but not limited to: project setup, budget projections, human resources, effort management and reporting, project planning, and project closeout.

The Grants Administrator will manage an assigned portfolio of externally and internally funded projects and PI-related research accounts (14/16), which includes the following functions: coordinate with RAS to ensure accurate grant and subcontract setup in Banner; work with investigators to determine the appropriate personnel in accordance with project budget and expectations; manage purchasing and accounts payable processing, including purchase requisitions, subawards, consultant agreements, travel reimbursement, and vendor invoices; coordinate project hiring/separation; manage student, postdoc and visiting scholar appointments; work with investigators to proactively manage the budget and develop spending projections through the life of the project; review expense reports for accuracy; coordinate financial aspect of progress reports, rebudget requests, sponsor prior approval requests and carryover requests with sponsored projects staff; manage grant closeout process; work closely with departmental staff and university business partners to provide top-tier service to College investigators. The Grants Administrator will perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related grant management/administrative experience. An equivalent
combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated experience with financial analysis, budget management, and spending projections.
*Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
*Excellent communication skills.
*Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills.
*Demonstrated ability to work successfully across multiple departments.
*Ability to prioritize work well and focus on completion of tasks.
*Ability to make decisions at times when collaboration with colleagues and supervisors is not possible.
*This position requires a background check

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability,
ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected
by law.

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.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Tech Center
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 6/29/2019
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