The Grants Administrator, a key position within the Dean's Office of the College of Science (COS), provides timely, accurate, and compliant pre- and post-award support for Principal Investigators (PIs) within COS in the areas of proposal development, data collection, compilation, and proofing for submission of proposals for new research opportunities. The incumbent will coordinate budget preparation and the submission of proposals to Office of Research Administration & Finance (ORAF) or other university offices within tight timeframes. The position serves as liaison between PIs, department staff, ORAF, Research Finance, and/or others throughout the institution. Ensures adherence to COS, ORAF, university, and external agency formatting & content guidelines and requirements. Develops the administrative budget portion of all outgoing proposals, coordinating approval on all cost share commitments by the Associate Deans of COS. Works with Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research to provide reporting on research activity and effectiveness throughout COS. Assists PIs by creating and maintaining financial reports on active grants; identifies expiring grants and works with appropriate parties to determine eligibility for no cost extension and processes associated action.
Bachelor's degree required. Prior experience in an academic environment preferred with 0 to 3 years of experience with budget and account reconciliation. Solid understanding of federal/University grant operations, rates and regulations, along with knowledge of relevant government regulations and university accounting procedures required. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.). Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Must have strong interpersonal communication skills. This position requires occasional flexible work schedules to meet submission deadlines.
Requisition Number: STFR005164
Internal Number: 59037
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.