Our client in the higher education industry, a renowned University located in Boston, MA, is seeking to hire a professional Administrator within one of their colleges' Post Award Department. Ideal candidate is someone who is independent, has excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail, and with Finance and Accounting background.
This is a temporary position with the possibility to turn permanent for the right candidate, and starts immediately. Individuals with experience working in higher education or an office environment are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may reply with their resume and we'll get in touch!
Provides timely, accurate, and compliant pre- and post-award support for Principal Investigators (PIs) within the department
Proposal development, data collection, compilation, and proofing for submission of proposals for new research opportunities.
Coordinate budget preparation and the submission of proposals to Administration & Finance or other university offices within tight time frames.
Develops the administrative budget portion of all outgoing proposals, coordinating approval on all cost share commitments by the Associate Deans of the department.
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.
Other tasks include financial analysis, forecasting, and other relevant information for the PIs; analyzing and tracking cost sharing and encumbrances; and ensuring the timely close out of grants.
A strong customer service focus is required. Bachelor's Degree required with a business major preferred.
2-3 years of professional work experience in higher education and/or business setting. Familiarity with overall federal grant administration is desired.
Accounting knowledge and be able to work with budgets; have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational, and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects.
A strong attention to detail, customer service oriented, initiative, flexibility and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required.
Must have the aptitude for treating sensitive information related to salaries, department finances and science in a confidential and professional manner.
Advanced experience with MS Office, especially Excel, and Adobe Professional and the ability to learn new software programs and techniques quickly is essential.