Contracts and Grants Specialist II

San Francisco, California
Oct 09, 2020
Nov 08, 2020
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Focus Areas
Medical Research
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Position Definition:

This role will handle all aspects related to budget and cost compliance for their assigned portfolio using their knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, in relation to the governing OMB circulars, institutional policy, technical expertise, and analytical skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Principal Investigators with preparation and submission of contracts and grants  
  • Review proposals to extramural sponsors to ensure compliance with agency regulations          
  • Provide fiscal management for all contracts and grants, pre-award compliance post-award administration 
  • Develop and negotiate contract agreements with private sector sponsors
  • Coordinate approval process of proposals
  • Monitor general ledger, identify and resolve any discrepancy with financial journals and cost transfers
  • Ensures compliance with prime award terms and conditions
  • Maintain working knowledge of on-line financial systems
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in business administration or related field, with a minimum of 3+ years' experience and increasing responsibility in a research administration or grants negotiation and management role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Detailed knowledge of Office of Management and Budget Circulars (A-122 or A-21, A-110, A-133) and demonstrated expertise in interpreting and explaining requirements
  • Detailed knowledge of Federal agency policies including NIH, DOD, and NSF
  • Significant experience in developing, negotiating a variety of agreements including creative problem solving and effective decision making
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial report       
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service and performance
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve, interpret and apply policies/regulations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Previous experience in a university institution or non-profit organization highly desirable
  • Research or grants education and/or certification is preferred

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