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Senior Grants Manager

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description 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 Grant 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 subagreements 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. Basic Qualifications5+ 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.Additional Qualifications and SkillsBachelor's Degree preferred. Knowledge of A-21 and Uniform Guidance regulations strongly preferred. Strong skills and experience designing and developing budgets with Microsoft Excel required. Additional InformationThis position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in -Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements . -Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: - . -

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 40 hrs. per week - Monday - Friday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pmCommitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingWe are committed to cultivating an -inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values EEO StatementWe 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Senior Grants Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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