| The Sponsored Programs Administrator position in the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for serving as an expert in the Grants Management Applications Suite (GMAS) and in the Harvard Sponsored Chart of Accounts. This position is responsible for all aspects of data entry within GMAS including but not limited to the review of proposals and award data for completeness, quality assurance, and compliance with all Harvard and sponsored policies.|
As a member of the Operations Team, the position works in support of many of OSP's key initiatives, including Grants and Contract Administration (GCA), data integrity and clean-up, and other Operations projects that may arise. In collaboration with pre-award and research finance colleagues, department administrators, and other key resources, this position identifies and helps resolve issues that arise throughout the lifecycle of an award while maintaining oversight of data integrity in GMAS.
This role may serve as a customer service contact for departments, principle investigators, and sponsors as needed. The role also works with the Data Integrity Project Manager as part of the Operations Team in the review, development, and documentation of business processes, as well as data analysis and clean-up.
This position provides a broad spectrum of support and contributes to team success in the processing of sponsored awards throughout their lifecycle.
The Office for Sponsored Programs is a department within Harvard University's Financial Administration (FAD) that is focused on providing high-quality administrative and financial assistance to faculty and other University affiliates performing sponsored research. OSP works with researchers and schools across Harvard to help obtain and negotiate awards from sponsoring agencies, assist with grant proposal preparation, ensure compliance with federal regulations and University policies, provide financial support including financial reporting and billing and collection services, assist with audits, and promote knowledge of sponsored research administration throughout the University research community through training and other educational programs.
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
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.
More about Financial Administration Department: http://finance.harvard.edu/home
Harvard's Financial Administration Department (FAD) is dedicated to supporting the teaching and research missions of Harvard University by providing outstanding financial services to the Harvard community; by providing support, guidance and consultation; by working to ensure compliance with University and federal guidelines; by mitigating risk; and by promoting the financial health of the University.
FAD is responsible for oversight of the University's finances, including efficient and accurate transaction processing, financial reporting, budgeting and financial planning, cash and debt management, internal audit services, risk management and sponsored program administration, and administrative systems services.
The department, led by the Vice President for Finance (VPF), is comprised of eight reporting units:
Financial Systems Solutions
Office of the Controller
Office of Finance and Administration
Office of Financial Strategy and Planning
Office for Sponsored Programs
Office of Treasury Management
Risk Management and Audit Services
To consistently deliver high-quality, innovative service and leadership in financial planning, analysis, operations and compliance, in support of Harvard's teaching and research objectives.
We aspire to provide the Harvard community with outstanding financial services to enable the dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of intellectual discovery. We commit to steward the University's assets efficiently, such that resources are assured for current and future generations of faculty and students.
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