Grants Manager B
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Job Description Summary
Responsible for the overall financial management of the Grant portfolio and other financial matters of the Perelman School of Medicine/Central Research Administration. Will manage proposal development, budget development and related pre-award activities for diverse sponsor portfolio. Manage post award activities including account set up, monitor and review of all sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections. Monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines and meet with Principal Investigators to discuss and advice on any financial issues related to their portfolio. Will actively participate in specific projects and will be greatly involved in a more complicated grants including training grants and program project with multiple sub-contracts. Supervises Grants Coordinator, assign and oversee work activities, evaluate performance, participate in decision-making related to potential hires, salary increases and terminations.
Grants Manager A: Manage proposal development, budget development and related pre-award activities for diverse sponsor portfolio. Manage post-award activities including account setup, monitor and review all of sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections. Monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines and OMB Uniform Guidance. Meet with principal investigators to discuss and advise them on financial issues related to their portfolios. Maintain salary grids and work with payroll coordinator to ensure faculty and staff are paid correctly. Assist in the preparation of effort reports. Participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission.
Grants Manager B: The GM B will work more independently and actively participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission. The GM B will work on the more complicated grants including training grants and program project with multiple subcontracts. Moreover, it is expected that the GM B will have a greater grants management experience than the GM A, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis.
The GM will report to the Special Operations Unit's Manager of Admin & Finance; have an indirect reporting relationship on an as needed basis with multiple DOM Divisions; and the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.
Grants Manager A:
Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Experience with NIH and other federal granting agencies is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Adobe, and Business Objects. Excellent critical thinking, analytical, verbal and written communication is required. Working knowledge of Uniform Guidance is required. Ability to apply solid organizational and time management skills to a deadline driven, multiple priority work environment is required. Familiarity with UPENN sponsored research policies and related financial system is preferred.
Grants Manager B:
Same as Grants Manager A with five to seven years of grant and contract administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
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