The Department of Health, Behavior and Society is committed to diversity as a core value and its faculty engage in research, practice, pedagogy and training around how social context and behavior shape people's health. HBS is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Grants & Contracts Manager to join their team at an exciting time of growth and development. The Grants & Contracts Manager is responsible for all activities related to the sponsored and non-sponsored activities across a number of areas/centers within the department and works closely with other senior staff in those areas and the Administrator. They will oversee the pre-award, post-award and closeout activities for a variety of grants/contracts, with varying levels of complexity as well as oversight for non-sponsored activity. This role also manages 4-5 senior staff level positions. The Manager serves as a senior contact and resource guide for faculty and analysts for the planning and development of budgets for submission with grant packages to various federal agencies, private agencies, foundations and commercial contract proposals. This includes providing instruction on protocol, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the agency/or university. The Manager will work closely with the Administrator and other senior staff to develop the annual budget and quarterly forecast, implement new process and procedures, design and implement staff development and retention initiatives including leading working groups and acting as an administrative lead on departmental committees. The department encourage applications from candidates committed to its Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) principles.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Support the Administrator by playing a leading role in designing and implementing key performance indicators, team development and retention initiatives, across the finance and administrative teams within the department.
Serve as department/division liaison for School's Sponsored Projects Office, Office of Research Administration and University Shared Services.
Partner with and act as final point of contact with departmental faculty and/or budgetary staff and the Office of Research Administration toward the planning and development of application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations and commercial companies.
Responsible for departmental pre-review of complex proposals.
Manage process of final grant package presentation and approval with the Office of Research Administration.
Responsible for the timely preparation of proposal budget for Principal Investigator Review.
Revise and advise on approved budget changes to awarded grants/contracts.
Manage the sponsored portfolios of various departmental faculty.
Manage internal sponsored audits and the development of an account reconciliation system for sponsored accounts.
Develop reports for forecasting and trending of expenditures of awards.
Manage the process for delivering the technical and financial reports for private and government sponsors.
Provide on-going guidance, facilitation & expertise to faculty in their grant pursuit efforts by providing analysis of all grant and contract applications.
Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest, etc.
Maintain ongoing updates and communications related to current grants and contracts, this includes regular auditing and reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts and their discretionary accounts. Also provide relevant updates and reports to departmental leadership, as needed.
Provide regular reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts and discretionary accounts. Assist with closeout of grants and contracts.
Ensure that related post-award processes are coordinated appropriately by members of the grants & contracts team, including award setup, review, account setup verification, and ensuring that staff is setup appropriately.
Ensure that post-award responsibilities are completed, including budget distribution, account reconciliation, e-form setup, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices and paperwork finalization related to subcontract setup.
Oversee and direct all aspects of complex award management activities and provide oversight to other members of the grants & contracts team, including monitoring and managing accounts, audits, evaluations and reporting.
Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts, as needed. Ensure that all closeouts handled by other members of the grants & contracts team have been handled appropriately.
Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including compliance registrations, safety and environmental health issues, internal protocols, conflicts of interest, etc.
Will directly supervise a team of Sr.Analysts/Analysts with sponsored funding.
Manage the performance and efficiency of other members of the departmental grants and contracts team.
Grants & Contracts Manager will directly supervise 3 - 4 Sr. Grants & Contracts Analysts, and 1 Budget Analyst.
Budget Authority/Responsibility Level
The Grants & Contracts Manager will oversee a team that consists of a combined portfolio exceeding ~$15 million in sponsored funding.
Five years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financialpositions, preferably in an academic or medical setting. Two of those years must include working in a lead or supervisory capacity with extensive supervisory responsibilities or high level, direct involvement in JHUgrants and contracts leadership development training projects, serving as a recognized subject matter expert. Successful completion of the RATprogram (18-24 months) is equivalent to three years of relevant experience for this position. If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices preferred.
Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis.
Proven ability to provide leadership, management and training to the sponsored research team.
Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
Thorough knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts.
Strong communication skills are required as well as tact and discretion. Maintain strict confidentiality of payroll/personnel and budget information.
Excellent knowledge of Excel and Word.
Knowledge of JHU on-line systems for budgets, purchasing and accounting preferred.
Classified Title: Grants & Contracts Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $71,230-$97,880 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/ 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: Dept of Health Behavior and Society Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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