Grant and Business Manager

Boston, Suffolk County / Dorchester, Suffolk County / Uphams Corner, Suffolk County
Feb 11, 2014
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The Grant and Business Manager for the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) will provide professional support to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration by assisting with complex budget and grants administration and various human resources activities. The Grant and Business Manager will also: assist CSM faculty with research grant portfolios, pre- and post- award procedures and grant submissions; prepare financial reports for all ongoing grants within the College; be responsible for the financial management and administration functions associated with grants including budget preparation, account maintenance, personnel actions, funding and expenditure reporting, grant-related purchasing activities and preparation of all grant-related financial and personnel paperwork; ensure that sponsored awards are expensed in accordance with university institutional and research sponsor policies and practices; monitor effort allocation on each research project and ensure that expenses do not exceed revenues; collaborate with the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) on all grant-related activities, including grant preparation, submission, account setting, implementation and monitoring; provide oversight and fiscal management assistance to departmental staff with grants administration and activities related to their department activities; assist with planning, receiving and program implementation for the budgets related to gifts and corporate grants that the College has received; assist with interpreting and implementing the university’s Finance and Administration policies and procedures, including but not limited to those of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects; manage and oversee all purchasing and accounting activities for CSM departments, as well as the Student Success Center and the Dean’s Office; assist departments with all personnel-related actions and oversee paperwork and hiring activities; monitor and prepare CSM monthly budgetary reports, salary costs and supply costs; coordinate monthly PeopleSoft reporting on revenue and expenditures for all CSM departments, as well as the Student Success Center and the CSM Dean’s Office; develop and manage financial records for various research and student success programs and projects; and perform other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three-five years of experience in grant and budget preparation and management in an academic and/or research setting is required. Extensive experience in developing and designing spreadsheets required. Demonstrated knowledge of automated accounting systems preferred. Experience with federal grant proposal development and federal grant administration policies preferred. Knowledge of university administrative procedures preferred. Knowledge of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office; Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities; Ability to manage complex tasks under time constraints, while maintaining strong attention to detail; Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental, program and university goals; Ability to successfully contribute to the smooth operations and efficient financial management of the college; Ability to approach the position in a results-oriented sense of responsibility, collegiality and collaboration; Ability to respond tactfully and professionally to the needs of the college; Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and to respond efficiently and effectively to new, last minute and/or revised requests; Ability to work under pressure and under tight timeframes and deadlines; Ability to use independent judgment, work with discretion and be entrusted with confidential information; Strong oral and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals; Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills; Strong commitment to customer service. Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Professional. Union. Benefited. Full time. Grade 32. Normal Hiring Range: $50,545-$55,600. State and Grant funded. Review of candidates will begin follwing the application closing date. Closing date for applications: February 18, 2014