Contracts and Grants Specialist II

  • NCIRE- The Veterans Health Research Institute
  • 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Full time Accounting Biotech Finance Nonprofit Science

Job Description

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 to various funders
• Review proposals to extramural sponsors to ensure compliance with agency regulations
• Provide fiscal management for all contracts and grants, pre-award compliance to post-award administration and compliance
• 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
• Strong and effective Communication Skills, the ability to tailor communication as needed to various audiences
• Detailed knowledge of Office of Management and Budget Circulars (2 CFR 200 Super Circular) and demonstrated expertise in interpreting and explaining requirements
• Detailed knowledge of Federal agency policies including but not limited to 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 reporting
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service and performance
• Ability to be proactive, analyze, problem solve, interpret and apply policies/regulations
• Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals and timelines
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team efficiently
• 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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