The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (GHSM) seeks an experienced senior grants manager to support the financial infrastructure that advances the goals of the department. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Senior Grants Manager will provide administrative and financial support for research-related activities of the department. This individual will be accountable for the financial bottom line of an assigned department portfolio; responsible for compliance and audit issues, budget submission, reporting, projections, and accurate financial analysis. Serves as principal source of information on complex fiscal policies and procedures including federal funding regulations, and advises faculty and staff on existing options or alternatives.
Provides daily monitoring of grants and contracts for Principal Investigators to ensure expenses are paid according to contract and government regulations within budget limit and timelines, notifies PI's and supervisor about any funding shortfalls and plan for contingencies. Responsible for pre- and post-award management with a high degree of complexity; manages portfolio which includes program projects, philanthropic gifts, various domestic and international sub agreements from both federal and non-federal funding sources, ensures compliance with federal and university cost principles. Prepares budgets for grant & contract proposals, renewals, and periodic reports in accordance with NIH policies and trends.
Reviews and produces financial data providing research and data analysis to present for use in planning and decision making; prepares multiple complex and varied financial reports that require selection, preparation, and interpretation of data; manages procedures for tracking and reporting, including recommending remedial measures; oversees processing all payments including vendors invoices, individual reimbursements, and other accounts payable and receivables, and researches discrepancies as required; contributes to other department goals as required. Interpret and administer university guidelines and sponsored research regulations; provide guidance to faculty about department, university and sponsored policies.
The ideal candidate has experience with complex NIH and other sponsored grant applications such as a program project grant; is self-directed, can prioritize duties, and meet multiple deadlines. Need to be able to use a high degree of judgment; and need to be able to make sound independent decisions. High level of attention to detail and ability to multitask is required. Strong written and oral communication skills essential. Need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and handle complex and confidential information with discretion.
The Senior Grants Manager will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.
5+ years of experience, with 3+ years of those years in pre- and post-award management experience (both federal and non-federal), required; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
Bachelor's Degree preferred. Knowledge of A-21 and Uniform Guidance regulations strongly preferred. Strong skills and experience designing and developing budgets with Microsoft Excel preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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