The Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University is seeking to identify a full-time Senior Grants Manager. The Senior Grants Manager is a key member of the department's executive team with primary oversight for grant and research-related financial activity in the department. The Senior Grants Manager performs pre-and post-award accounting, and financial administration for the Department's sponsored awards, which consists of more than 165 grants and contracts and all internal faculty funding. The Senior Grants Manager is one of two Senior Grants Managers who lead the grants staff in assisting faculty in identifying and applying for grants with about $20 million in direct cost research awards annually.
Responsibilities of this job include reviewing all grant submissions from direct reports before submission, with an emphasis on budgets and compliance. This also includes all related progress reports and Just-In-Times for about fifteen faculty members (half the department). The two Senior Grants Managers work as a team and fill in for each other and for assistant grant managers and grants managers during absences or periods of heavy loads.
The Senior Grants Manager provides vision, oversight, and supervisory functions for a team of 3 direct reports. This individual trains new assistant/grants managers on their pre-award and post-award responsibilities, as well as on constructing faculty grant projections. The Senior Grants Manager is the lead grants manager on department-wide activities such as the departmental training grant and equipment grants, bi-annual effort certification, responding to audits, and faculty summer salary calculations.
This individual meets with faculty to discuss grant projections and communicates on issues that arise related to sponsored research. The Senior Grants Manager helps develop plans to meet research lab funding challenges, and serves as a resource for faculty, students, and staff on policy and procedural questions related to grants management and related financial controls.
Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of experience with sponsored research and financial accounting in a university setting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High level of initiative and motivation; strong work ethic
Great attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to be flexible and work well in a team environment
Experience and fluency in Microsoft Office applications
Exceptional organizational abilities
Ability to work under and manage frequent deadlines
Familiarity with academic personnel and fiscal management policies, and academic financial system applications such as Labor Accounting, Information Warehouse, PeopleSoft, and PRIME is desirable.
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