GRANTS MANAGER, School of Public Health, Education

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GRANTS MANAGER, School of Public Health, Education

Tracking Code1022 Job Description

Introduction to Public Health: Our task, as public health professionals, is to use our knowledge, skills, and passion to ensure that conditions exist so that all people have the potential to live healthy and productive lives. This requires understanding the causes of health disparities and effective interventions to promote health. But, it requires that we go further than that. We must engage in activities that advocate on behalf of the underserved and the disadvantaged to assure that they have an equal opportunity to experience conditions to optimize their health. Our activities may be related to health education, working with community coalitions, developing policies, or working with legislators to effect meaningful and lasting solutions. We must work vigorously to assure real improvement. We must exhibit a strong commitment to change, and an understanding of the actions and strategies needed to achieve that change. Introduction to BU School of Public Health: As a school of public health, our obligation is to understand critical issues, actively participate in our community, and inspire and teach current and future leaders to address pressing health issues. These leaders need skills to work collaboratively with affected communities and policy makers, and with each other, to create real, lasting change. Through research, education, and service, BUSPH is able to understand and address public health concerns locally, nationally, and internationally. The Schools activist approach will allow us to push our academic efforts even further and create change that will help to achieve improved health and better lives for all. Introduction to PHX (Life Long Learning): The Population Health Exchange (PHX) is SPHs lifelong-learning initiative. Public health is a dynamic field, and practitioners are entering more career sectors than ever before. To be successful, these professionals need continuing training in new skills, tools, and techniques, available to them virtually and in person. Job Description: The Grants Manager will be responsible for the full lifecycle of research administration in the Office of Lifelong Learning Workforce Development group, including pre/post-award functions for all Department grants and contracts. The Workforce Development Group has three grant based training centers along with various program income accounts and subawardee partnerships. In this role, the incumbent will also oversee the development and submission of grant applications with OLL faculty, coordinate with faculty from other departments interested in engaging OLL staff, collaborate with the development office on spending donor gifts and research relevant funding opportunity announcements. Additionally, the Grants Manager will oversee department payroll transactions, advance accounts and discretionary spending. ---Responsible for the Office of Lifelong Learning pre and post award grant and contract administration, which includes overseeing the entire lifecycle of a grant or contract from initial discussion of the application, to submission of the final report (science + financial) and account closeout. Prepares grant applications, and progress reports/continuations, conducts financial transactions related to research and monitors program income. Meets all internal and sponsor deadlines with accurate reports. Liaises with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and Post Award Financial Operations (PAFO). ---Generates monthly grant and financial reports and reconciles payroll activities and financial accounts with Boston University financial systems; to ensure account compliance for all department accounts (research and discretionary). Provides faculty, department director and department chair with detailed monthly reports on external funding activities, burn rate on grants etc. Actively attends and participates in BU SPH SPOC meetings ---Conducts and oversees purchasing for grant activities including monitoring corporate credit card use, travel expenses, consultant contracting, and stipend and honoaria payments. ---Prepares and submits invoices to primary institutions and sponsors. Process subcontract invoices for awarded subcontractors and provide oversight and reconciliation of advance accounts. ---Participates in the strategic thinking of the department as it relates to grant portfolio development. ---Other activities as assigned

Successful Candidates:

-Good interpersonal skills working with multiple collaborative groups with competing priorities

-Mastery of MS Office Suite

-Solutions oriented personality

-Ability to pivot between tasks and projects

-Willing to bring questions and concerns to supervisors

-Willing to research and propose solutions

-Highly organized and able to organize others

-Experienced with pre and post grant award operations

-Experienced with moving a team through long term and immediate projects

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred , and 5 to 8 years of related experience.

Cover letter and resume required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 8/5/2020
Application Due: 8/19/2020
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