The Senior Grants and Projects Manager will work closely with leading faculty and researchers across the various Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health academic departments in the financial and general management of sponsored and non-sponsored awards. The Senior Grants & Contracts Manager will be part of a small, high performing team, referred to as the Research Administration Support Team (RAST), and will have diverse experiences -- through assignments aimed at helping a variety of different faculty members, departments and research centers. The Senior Grants & Contracts Manager will be part of the central Sponsored Programs Office, but will function autonomously and will help to inform research administration best practices.
Main duties include, but are not limited to:
- Developing proposal budgets - Coordinating the grant proposal process, reviewing proposals and awards for compliance - Reviewing expenditures and assisting in developing spending plans, authorizing new accounts and changes to existing accounts - Preparing sub agreements - Managing post-award and non-sponsored funds - Maintaining award data in Harvard's financial systems - Advising on best practices in research administration, participating in the development of research administration training and helps develop team members as needed - Assisting with other ad hoc projects as they arise - Other duties as assigned
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
- 5+ years of experience, with 3+ years of those years in pre- and post-award management experience (both federal and non-federal), required; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Bachelor's degree, and/or Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred - Experience with Harvard policies and systems (GMAS and Wasabi) preferred - Experience in an academic, hospital, research or related environment preferred - Experience working with research faculty on grants and contracts - Experience managing complex awards and working with a variety of sponsors - Advanced working knowledge of research compliance issues & of key federal grant regulations - Excellent organizational and time management skills - Excellent written and verbal skills - Intermediate Excel skills - Outstanding attention to detail - Understanding of human subject use, animal use and other research compliance areas - Problem solving skills and ability to be flexible required
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.