As a member of the Grants Team in the School of Medicine Office of Research Administration (ORA), we are seeking a Sr. Grants Associate who will be responsible for review, problem resolution and institutional approval/signature authority for grant and incoming subgrant applications and awards. Reporting to the Associate Director of Grants, the ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, organized, team-oriented person with strong analytical skills, good judgment, attention to detail and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment. This central office research administration position is remote and has no financial responsibilities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Review, negotiate and accept grant and incoming subgrant awards and agreements on behalf of the University.
Work with compliance offices, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, the Office of General Counsel and sponsors to resolve any conflicts regarding award terms and conditions.
Process federal Just-In-Time requests, sponsor prior approval requests and administrative updates, such as relinquishments, carryover, effort reductions, etc.
Remain informed and up-to-date with events, regulations and changes that affect sponsored projects.
Advise SOM research community on sponsored projects issues, such as proposal preparation and post-award compliance.
Work collaboratively and maintain positive and productive relationships with faculty, staff, students and sponsor contacts.
Submit account setup requests for new awards or award updates.
Arrange and conduct trainings for the SOM research community.
Represent ORA at national and regional research administration meetings.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated understanding of research administration best practices.
Must be able to manage competing priorities with multiple, sometimes tight, deadlines.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat and various institutional, federal and non-federal electronic proposal submission and award management systems: Era Commons, Grants.gov, ASSIST, Proposal CENTRAL, Fastlane/Research.gov, etc.
Familiarity with federal agency policies, regulations, application requirements and their application to sponsored research.
Excellent oral, verbal and written communication skills.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Three years related experience with grant proposal preparation and submission, sponsored research financial administration, grant award negotiation and/or regulatory compliance in a sponsored research environment or similar activities at a university, state /federal agency, or similar environment is required.
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.
Five years progressively responsible related experience.
Experience developing and conducting trainings on research administration topics.
Understanding of Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), including cost principles.
Knowledge of legal terms and conditions that typically appear in sponsored project agreements and principles of negotiation.
Classified Title: Contracts Associate Job Posting Title (Working Title): Sr. Grants Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: Min $72,600 - Max $127,000 Annually ($83,538 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Remote Department name: SOM Admin Res Sponsored Projects Personnel area: School of Medicine
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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: JHU Equivalency Formula: 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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