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Senior Grants Administrator

Company: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

SENIOR GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR The George Mason University Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) seeks to hire a dynamic and collaborative individual for a Senior Grants Administrator position. 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. As part of the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Senior Grants Administrator serves a critical role in supporting research activities at George Mason by facilitating and coordinating with sponsors, university faculty, departments, and central offices, and providing expertise within the OSP, to ensure the successful administration of externally sponsored funding. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Independently manages proposals from request for assistance from faculty, through submission of the proposal to sponsor; * Assists Principal Investigator's (PI's) in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals, including the accurate development of budgets and budget justification; * Ensures costs are allowable, appropriate rates are applied, cost share issues are resolved and there is budget and budget justification prior to submission to the sponsor; * Advises the PI on budget adjustments and revisions necessary to meet sponsor requirements and adherence to university policies; * Monitors compliance with sponsor and university regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project; * Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines; * Confers with PI and college/department staff at collaborating institutions to secure necessary sub-award documents for proposals; * Reviews proposals for consistency with sponsor guidelines on budget, format, font size, and page limits excluding narrative content (obtain and review sponsor guidelines); * Resolves problems in proposal development through consultation with internal and external resources; * Performs review of team members' proposals to ensure proposals meet federal, sponsor, and university guidelines; * Serves as subject matter expert for team members within OSP and for faculty and staff in colleges; * Performs award set up and modification set up, to include reviewing Notices of Award and ensuring compliance with IRB, IACUC, lab safety, conflict of interest, and other sponsor and university requirements, policies, and procedures; * Assists with sponsor prior approvals, budgeting, and other post award actions. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations related to grants and contracts; * Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to sponsored research; * Experience with budget development; * Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements; * Willingness to maintain knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional, and departmental policies; * Strong attention-to-detail and ability to multitask; * Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills; * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders (or demonstrated ability to perform in a collaborative work environment); * Ability to manage high-volume and complex transactions; * Highly developed oral and written communication skills; * Strong organizational skills; * Experience working on sponsored awards in a university, nonprofit, or private sector setting. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or a related field of study, is strongly preferred; * Candidates with a CRA (Certified Research Administrator) certification are further preferred; * Computer skills that include experience with Microsoft Office, financial management systems including Banner, and electronic grant administration is highly desirable; * Experience in a team environment is highly desirable. CANDIDATES MUST BE: A citizen of the United States, a person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a "Green Card" holder), a person who is a "protected individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or a person who is otherwise able to become generally eligible to receive unclassified technical data pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. For full consideration, applicants must apply at complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. "Great Careers Begin at Mason! 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 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 George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition." 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.

Keywords: George Mason University, Washington DC , Senior Grants Administrator, Accounting, Auditing , Fairfax, DC

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