Grants and Budget Administrator

Virginia, United States
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department    Psychology
Criminal Background Check    Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check    No
Restricted Position?    No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category    Classified Staff
Job Type    Full-Time
Working Hours    8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location    Fairfax, VA
Pay Band    Payband 4
Salary    Commensurate with education and experience.

The George Mason University Department of Psychology is seeking a financial services specialist (Grants and Budget Administrator) to provide grants and budget support. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process, track and reconcile all financial transactions and budgetary commitments;
  • Recommend action and provide intervention on account discrepancies;
  • Maintain spreadsheets for tracking all grants and department accounts;
  • Maintain and update fiscal files to meet audit requirements;
  • Act as liaison to General Accounting, Purchasing, and the Office of Sponsored Programs; and
  • Provide support for Principal Investigators, Office Manager, and Department Chair.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel;
  • Motivated self-starter;
  • High-level excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong numeric skills and reconciliation ability;
  • Ability to work in a team environment; and
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with sponsored funding and/or reconciliations;
  • Prior experience with university systems is a plus; and
  • Prior knowledge of university fiscal policies is helpful.
  • Prior grant management experience

Special Instructions to Applicants 
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01835z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. 

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. 

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! 

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Equity Statement
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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