GRANT ADMINISTRATOR - Public Health and Community Medicine

United States, North America
Jan 24, 2014
Posting Title : GRANT ADMINISTRATOR - Public Health and Community Medicine
Requisition Number : 2380
City : Boston
State/Province : Massachusetts
Zip code : 02111
Job Description-Overview :

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine conducts research studies relevant to HIV/AIDS, public health and nutrition education within the United States and more recently internationally.  The department currently has federal research projects and programs, with an annual budget of more than 4 million dollars in direct costs.  These research efforts have gained national and international recognition.  The programs are highly interactive and faculty and staff are often working on several projects simultaneously.  The department has complementary and interactive research studies in the area of nutrition, epidemiology/intervention and laboratory science.  It is also involved in teaching medical school courses, clinical research and community related activities. 

This position is responsible for:

  • The coordination of scientific, programmatic and fiscal activities as well as the financial management of active Public Health and Community Medicine NIH and other sponsored grants in accordance with government regulations, sponsored requirements, and University policies. 
  • This position serves as the primary liaison to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the department faculty as well as keeping track of the CITI requirements.  
  • Notifying faculty of upcoming grant and progress report deadlines;
  • Coordinate the submission of new grants;
  • Budget development of new grants;
  • Progress reports;
  • Competitive renewals to funding agencies (pre-award);
  • Maintain communication with faculty and staff to ensure that project spending is consistent with progress (post award);
  • Maintaining and updating the active section of the other support document;
  • Preparing financial reports for presentation to faculty and Sr. Grants Manager;
  • Upholding financial integrity of labor distribution for all faculty and staff to accurately reflect effort on multiple projects;
  • Assisting and supporting Sr. Grants Manager with duties necessary to maintain efficiency and organization within the department.

Job Description - Requirements :

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 2 -3 years’ experience  in accounting or business administration is preferred   . Familiarity with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word. Ability to interact with diverse populations at all levels in a professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with Electronic Grant Submission.   Ability to interpret government contract language, quickly learn and understand the University policies and procedures, and disseminate information to faculty and staff regarding pre and post award management.  Exceptional technical, accounting, and communication skills a must.  Superior computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential.  Ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team.

Special Work Schedule Requirements: The Grants Administrator may be required to work an occasional evening as relates to grants submission deadlines. 

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.