Senior Grants Administrator (remote)

This position is fully remote, except for an occasional visit to campus.


The College of Arts, Media and Design seeks a Senior Grants Administrator to join our research administration team.  Knowledge and experience of the full life-cycle (pre-award and post-award) of research grants administration is preferred


The Senior Grants Administrator will provide pre- and post-award finance and administration support for the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). Reporting to the CAMD Associate Director of College Research Administration and serving as a key member of the CAMD research administration team, the Senior Grants Administrator will organize and implement operational procedures relating to grant and proposal development and award management in the CAMD Office of the Dean. The candidate will advise and assist faculty with proposal preparation, including budget development, assisting with administrative portions of proposals, and coordinating submission with Northeastern's Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES). The candidate will hold regular meetings with PIs and their staff to review, approve and process grant modifications, pre-award requests and no-cost extensions and provide regular post-award transactional support, monitoring, reporting, and expense forecasting. Maintenance of appropriate documentation will be required for internal tracking of proposals submitted and post-award management and assisting in the development of college-level reporting. The Senior Grants Administrator will be responsible for developing comprehensive knowledge of CAMD faculty’s research administration needs and be able to communicate effectively with faculty and staff across the college. The Senior Grants Administrator will support the development and distribution of CAMD-level research data and metrics. 



  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 – 8 years of experience, in pre- and/or post-award grant administration, preferably in an academic setting with broad understanding of academic operations and research required.

  • Must be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team and be comfortable meeting deadlines and balancing competing priorities.

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others; have and use cross-functional knowledge to support interdepartmental connections.

    • Knowledge of and experience in federal regulations including OMB Uniform Guidance, FAR relating to federal grants and award administration, and other sponsor agency policies and regulations to maintain compliance with terms and conditions of the award.

    • Direct experience submitting proposals, managing awards, and working with research investigators.

    • Knowledge of accounting standards and experience performing financial analysis.

  • Demonstrate organizational skills, attention to detail, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Strong customer service orientation. Experience in maintaining confidential materials. 

  • Familiarity with Cognos, Banner, BA Priority, CoeusLite, Workspace, NIH ASSIST, NSF Fastlane and, and proposal central, preferred.

  • Strong proficiency in financial analytical tools such as Microsoft Excel.


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Additional Information


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Contact Information

Northeastern University



360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115-5000


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Department Administrator

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time