Assistant Grants Manager

Location
New Jersey
Posted
24 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2020
Ref
11911
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks applicants for a department pre-award administrator position.  The incumbent serves as a resource to faculty, staff and students for questions related to grant proposal submissions. Responsibilities include: timely communication with PIs on important guideline changes in proposal submissions; review and understand agency program announcements and submission requirements; review budgetary guidelines in accordance with sponsor proposal requirements; understand and ensure compliance with Federal Uniform Guidance and University policies on allowable costs; ensure appropriate application of cost rates when preparing budgets; provide complete and accurate budget justification; coordinate proposal submission with PI an co-PIs; coordinate with other departments or institutions for proposal submissions; prepare proposal submission through Princeton ERA uploading all required files, budget and budget justification and any other required documents; prepare proposal submission to grant agency using most current available electronic system such as Fastlane, NSF Research.gov, NASA NSPIRES, Grants.gov Workspace; responsible for reconciliation of various accounts including departmental Credit Card transactions; Faculty Computer Program accounts; Learned Society accounts; Prospect Card transactions; update Chart of  Accounts; audit financial accounts and enter adjustment journal entries; assist with CEE website update.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: timely communication with PIs on important guideline changes in proposal submissions; review and understand agency program announcements and submission requirements; review budgetary guidelines in accordance with sponsor proposal requirements; understand and ensure compliance with Federal Uniform Guidance and University policies on allowable costs; ensure appropriate application of cost rates when preparing budgets; provide complete and accurate budget justification; coordinate proposal submission with PI an co-PIs; coordinate with other departments or institutions for proposal submissions; prepare proposal submission through Princeton ERA uploading all required files, budget and budget justification and any other required documents; prepare proposal submission to grant agency using most current available electronic system such as Fastlane, NSF Research.gov, NASA NSPIRES, Grants.gov Workspace; responsible for reconciliation of various accounts including departmental Credit Card transactions; Faculty Computer Program accounts; Learned Society accounts; Prospect Card transactions; update Chart of  Accounts; audit financial accounts and enter adjustment journal entries; assist with CEE website update.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with six plus years work relevant experience.
  • Strongly prefer research administration experience including grant proposal preparation and submission to various governmental agencies such as NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA, etc.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize among competing deadlines.
  • Superior analytical skills and superb attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of government regulatory policy and implementation related to sponsored research and other activities.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of University personnel, as well as the research administration. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be reliable, adaptable, and responsive to changing work demands.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Superior computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office programs Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW 

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