Sr. Sponsored Program Specialist (Post Award)

To apply for this position visit navigate to the "Staff Positions" link and search for position # R100055161.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Sr. Sponsored Program Specialist (Post-Award). The Sr. Sponsored Programs Specialist coordinates administrative and financial functions for the assigned department. This position also oversees junior staff and takes on the review of more complex grant activities in order to ensure departmental compliance with applicable guidelines, rules, and regulations.

Department Specific Functions

  • This is a post-award departmental position.
  • The Sr. Sponsored Programs Specialist will be responsible for the expense management of research grants and contracts for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) awards portfolio. This position serves as a resource to SCCC members in the financial administration of sponsored research awards. Essential duties include the expense and account monitoring, financial reporting, financial closeout and other post-award financial analysis and support for sponsored awards.
  • Monitor, review and reconcile award budgets, balances and expenses. Expenses must be allowable, allocable, and reasonable in accordance with grant terms and conditions, the budget limits and period of performance.
  • Conduct periodic reviews for assigned sponsored awards (portfolio reviews), including monitoring spending trends, transaction review/approval, resolving small balances on awards, tracking cost sharing commitments, and monitoring of subrecipient expenditures.
  • Review, approve and perform salary redistributions and journal entries as needed to ensure proper expenditure accounting.
  • Identify, investigate and resolve discrepancies or errors found within research accounts. Resolution will require coordination with the applicable faculty members, ORA staff members and other departments.
  • Recognize gaps and suggest ways to improve effective business practices, standing operating procedures as it relates to award financial monitoring.
  • Submits to accounts payable all received and endorsed invoices and tracks timely payments by that unit.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
  • Serve as subject expert on the financial monitoring of awards and provide training to research personnel.
  • Prior experience analyzing data and formulating conclusions.
  • Ensure provision of excellent customer service to SCCC members and peers.
  • Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities, as determined by the Post-Award Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

To apply for this position visit navigate to the "Staff Positions" link and search for position # R100055161.

Contact Information

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center



1120 NW 14th Street
CRB 650A
Miami, FL 33136


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Department Administrator
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

Based on E

  • Full Time