PART-TIME (16-20 hours per week). Possibility of increasing in the future as demands increase. Hybrid, flexible schedule.
The Grants and Contracts Administrator for New England College of Optometry leads the grants administration process by advising faculty, staff, and administration on all aspects of grants management, including:
pre-award budgeting and post-award financial management
serves as the cost center manager for sponsored project expenditures and personnel appointment costing allocation and reconciliation
Collaborate with the Contract, Compliance and Clinical Reporting Manager to assist the faculty PI with grant submission processes. This involves a thorough understanding on the funding agency regulations and requirements, including grant submission intricacies to facilitate navigating bureaucratic processes.
Review proposal prior to submission to ensure all sections are prepared as required by the funding agency.
plans, develops, and implements strategic initiatives for research management and administration
plans, develops, and delivers training initiatives to faculty and staff in research administration including research systems, processes, policies, grant management
develops and implements data collection and management processes, policies, and procedures
develops and prepares written critical reports and needs assessments
participates in development of college policies and ensures compliance with college and university policy
continuously monitors and reviews university, state, and federal guidelines, policies, procedures, and regulations
develops communication and marketing strategies to promote the college's research both internally and externally in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred.
3-5 years of research grants administration experience in higher education that includes government funded grants is required.
Experience and knowledge of federal or private agency sponsors, contract/grant regulations, procurement, budgeting, accounting and financial management required. Knowledge of research administration compliance requirements, applicable laws & regulations required.
Ability to analyze legal and risk factors of contractual agreements.
Be a team player and contribute positively to the team and organization's dynamic.
The position requires resilience and the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions. S/he must possess excellent writing, editing, analytical and oral communication skills along with an ability to distill complex contracting concepts into understandable language.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and expertise in Excel is required.
Knowledge of grants databases and familiarity with the biomedical and medical research world may also be helpful.
NECO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
NECO is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
NECO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
New England College of Optometry
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Authorized to work in the US