Department Administrator II - Genomic Medicine Institute - Lerner Research Institute

Join Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Cleveland Clinic earned the No. 1 hospital ranking in Ohio, the No. 4 hospital ranking in the country, and was ranked nationally in 13 specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

Cleveland Clinic’s Genomic Medicine Institute is looking to add a Department Administrator II to their dedicated team of caregivers. The Genomic Medicine Institute is committed to performing basic, translational and clinical human genetics and genomics research and fostering innovation toward realizing the benefits of personalized genomic-based healthcare. As a Department Administrator, you will manage the department’s overall operations to include budget development, oversight of basic and clinical research operations, and personnel management. You will also assist in the development of department strategic initiatives aligned with the institute and enterprise.

The ideal candidate is someone who:
– Has experience in pre- and post-award grants administration.
– Is well versed in Human Resources and Finance.
– Is self-driven, well-spoken and professional.
– Demonstrates Cleveland Clinic’s values.

As a Department Administrator, you will work in a dynamic and technologically advanced environment that allows you to discover, learn and grow. You’ll remain professionally challenged as you shape the career of your dreams and find where you belong, here at Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.

Preferred Qualifications an Responsibilities:

  • Management of department operational and business activities
  • Gives advice and assists with grant proposal preparation, including budget development, assisting with administrative portions of proposals, and coordinating submission
  • Works closely with Staff to review, approve and process grant modifications, pre-award requests and no-cost extensions.
  • Provides regular post-award transactional support, monitoring, reporting, and expense forecasting.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on grant management for the Department and act as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Programs, external sponsors, and internal/external auditors.
  • Is conversant in applicable sponsor rules and regulations
  • Prepares and submits documents in an accurate and timely manner
  • Monitors grant effort and adheres to related salary and effort limitations imposed under sponsor or institute policies.
  • Supports and manages compliance initiatives associated with Lerner Research Institute programs


  • Supports the application of CC operating procedures and communicates with management to ensure understanding and compliance with policies/procedures.
  • Manages the selection and placement of new employees, performance evaluations and corrective actions.
  • Interprets and communicates policies/procedures and communicates relevant changes.
  • Develops and manages departmental operating budgets and educational funding activities and monitors cost variances.
  • Manages operational areas and identifies and drives improvement opportunities in key areas including, quality management, employee engagement and other department functions that support the overall institute performance.
  • Implements strategic initiatives within the department including institute growth strategies, new practice acquisitions and marketing plans.
  • Note: Level of administrator is dependent on the review and applications of organizational criteria that includes, but is not limited to: Budgeted FTE's, budgeted operating expense, number of sites and locations, and staff FTE's.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Health Care Administration or related Field.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills.


  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Five years progressively responsible related work experience, including supervisory experience.
  • A Master's Degree may offset two years of the experience requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires extensive sitting and dexterity to perform work on a PC and ability to walk to attend meetings; must have normal or corrected vision and the ability to verbally communicate to employees and patients.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures. 

Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.Cleveland Clinic Health System administers an influenza prevention program as well as a COVID-19 vaccine program. You will be required to comply with both programs, which will include obtaining an influenza vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination, or an exemption.

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Contact Information

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9500 Euclid Avenue, NB20

Cleveland, Ohio 44195


Background Information

4-Year Degree

5 -10

  • Non-Profit
  • Hospital
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Department Administrator
  • Administrator or Administrative

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information

To be dete

  • Full Time