GRANTS MANAGER, Center for Antiracist Research

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GRANTS MANAGER, Center for Antiracist Research

Tracking Code1539 Job Description

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi, the Center is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated staff.

Why choose to work for the Center for Antiracist Research? Well, you'll be joining a team who does outstanding work for positive antiracist change throughout the country. Our Center and leadership team will look to you as a specialist for mentorship on grant procurement, budgeting, and compliance.

This is an outstanding opportunity because it is both pre and post award and administrative research development operations management. The Center has recently received several research grants awards; we are looking for someone with the tenacity to tackle the oversight, reporting, and engaging with Center leadership to apply for new research awards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support center’s Directors with grant writing (e.g. editing, proofreading, writing budget justifications, etc.)
  • Provide professional support and assistance by researching, preparing, submitting and supervising externally funded grants, contract and agreements that supports and compliments the mission of the center
  • Primary responsibilities include pre/post award administration for the center’s principal investigators
  • Track and forecast expenditures and monitor payroll distribution and certification
  • Liaison between the Department and BU Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) and Post Award Financial operations (PATHO) to ensure compliance and reporting requirements of externally funded programs in accordance with general and specific agency program requirements and BU’s policies and procedures
  • Recognizes problems that may arise and presents solutions using a detailed, multi-step approach
  • Independently manage workloads and meets all monthly and quarterly deadlines consistently.
  • Develops reports based on requests from center leadership and develop ongoing reporting and tracking processes. Displays and presents data in a variety of formats.
  • Assist with annual budget preparation for the center, in collaboration with the Managing Director by providing ad-hoc reports
  • Willingness to work outside of these duties as needed or required

This role will collaborate daily with a variety of partners within and outside of the Center. Key relationships within the Center will include working with the Managing Director, the Center’s senior leadership, researchers, staff, and principal investigators. You'll also receive support from departmental and college administrators and Boston University's Sponsored Programs and Post Award Finance Operations, among others.

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree and 5-8 years of experience required. Previous experience at a nonprofit with grant-writing, prospecting, financial project management and reporting experience welcome.

To be considered for the role, please include a resume and cover letter.

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: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time