Grants and Financial Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

GRANTS AND FINANCIAL COORDINATORAbdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-North America, to coordinate the sponsored program- and gift-related financial activities of J-PAL North America.  The primary tasks involve conducting donor research, assisting with grant writing, developing and monitoring multi-year budgets, supporting the submission of proposals, creating and analyzing financial projections, administering grants, managing subawards, and preparing progress reports. Will work closely with the grants and financial officer, primary investigators, research and policy managers, and other staff to develop budgets for grant proposals and manage grant funds in accordance with MIT and donor regulations; coordinate the receipt of award documentation; maintain proposal and funding records and prepare reports and analyses; liaise with central MIT offices and external partners to establish awards, subawards, and purchase orders; and create and maintain systems to manage grant funds within and across budgets.  

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, accounting, or related field; at least three years of experience in a grants or financial administration capacity; technical proficiency with computer applications, including Excel, Salesforce, and financial planning systems such as SAP; strong writing and oral communication skills; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; exceptional financial skills related to complex budget preparation and reporting; self-motivation and initiative; strong project management skills; ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and a high volume of work; and tact and good judgement with confidential information.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.