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Director, Sponsored Research & Grant Administration


Sponsored research and grant administration. Provide Institute community with expert guidance / information about grant and contract proposals, accounts status, and government regulations. Support the Director of Institute Technology Initiatives through preparation of monthly reports. Assist principal investigators in prep/review of proposal budgets. Set up new approved grant and contract accts, monitor current accts / preparation of journal entries; respond to internal, external & Fed auditor inquiries for annual compliance audits with support from Adm. Asst, F/T Research Accountant and Controller. Provide administrative liaison/support for research customers, researchers and the Institute. Negotiate contracts and review language with customers and sub-contractors for approval by the Institute. Complete other duties as assigned by the Controller.


The new Manager, Research Accounting & Administration will be poised and mature and possess a friendly, accessible demeanor that will encourage open and honest communication. The hired candidate will want to create positive relationships with colleagues as well as with the professors with whom he or she interacts. He or she will enjoy working independently with little or no staff support.

Required Experience & Attributes:

3+yrs pre and post-award grant & contract admin in a Higher Ed or Not for Profit environment including: in-depth understanding of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, handling intellectual prop issues related to grant proposals and contracts, prep of financial reports for grants contracts / necessary accounting entries, interacting with internal, independent and Fed auditors, coordinating sponsored projects computer database. Additional requirements: Bachelors degree in accounting or related field, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Excel, Word, Access or similar programs. Proven ability to easily work effectively with associates at all levels of the Institute.