Grants and Financial Coordinator

Providence, Rhode Island
Mar 17, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grants and Financial Coordinator


Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry


Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island








This position provides high-level grant/financial support for the Chair, Department Manager, and Faculty. This position is responsible for grant preparation and budget development, review of request for proposal, meeting with faculty to plan the proposal, review and upload proposals to COEUS, assisting BMRA with review of financial reports required by sponsors, liaising with BMRA on account set-up, financial reports and other sponsored requirements, creating and discussing monthly financial reports with key internal and Institutional stakeholders, completing and tracking billing agreements with partner institutions, effort reporting and timely submission of progress reports, Identifying and resolving issues that arise throughout the life cycle of the award, sub recipient monitoring on sub-awards/contracts, re-budget requests, financial projections, maintaining accounting records and reconciliations, budget reconciliation, no cost extension and carry-forward requests, ensuring compliance with Federal and University cost principles, & related job duties and special projects as required.








Education and Experience




Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years related grant and administrative experience, preferably in an academic environment, or equivalent combination of education/experience.


A degree in Accounting or Finance field is preferred.




Job Competencies




Familiarity with Brown University financial systems and applications preferred: Workday, COEUS, Info Ed, ERA commons, and Fastlane Experience with wide variety of sponsored research awards


Proven record of delivering proactive service to multiple stakeholders and faculty Must be able to manage multiple and shifting priorities and interact with a diverse constituency


Demonstrated experience with electronic grant submission systems, and intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of Excel. Willingness to learn other systems and processes is essential.


Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational capabilities.


Strong financial skills (budgeting, accounting, A/P, A/R, reporting).


Must be self-directed, possess ability to use high degree of judgment, work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. Attention to detail and ability to multitask essential. Must be a team player with a strong service-oriented attitude.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment required.


Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.




All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening and education verification satisfactory to Brown.




To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:




Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.




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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.






With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.




Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:



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