Fully Remote: Grants Administrator


This position is fully remote, with the potential for an occasional visit to its Boston campus.



The College of Arts, Media and Design seeks a 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 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 Grants Administrator will organize and implement operational procedures relating to grant and proposal development 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, no-cost extensions and provide regular post-award 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 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 Grants Administrator will support the development and distribution of CAMD-level research data and metrics. 



  • Bachelor's degree and 1 – 3 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 as an independent contributor who is part of a team requiring collaborative efforts and communication and must be comfortable meeting firm 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, excellent written and verbal communication, and strong interpersonal skills. Heavy customer service orientation. Experience in maintaining confidential materials. 


  •  Familiarity with Cognos, Banner, Workday, BA Priority, CoeusLite, Grants.gov Workspace, NIH ASSIST, NSF Fastlane and Research.gov, and proposal central, preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in financial analytical tools such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, and a drive to excel.


Additional Information

Salary range approximately $50-70K - based on experience and qualifications.

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer. 

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more 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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


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4-Year Degree
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  • College/University
  • Non-Profit
  • Administrator or Administrative
  • Business Manager
  • Compliance
  • Department Administrator
  • Finance, Operations
  • Government
  • Grants and Contracts
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