Sr Grant & Contract Administrator- Post Award - (2400002C)


Sr Grant & Contract Administrator- Post Award - (2400002C)

Job Summary

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls more than 19,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Post-Award Services, this position supports the post-award responsibilities of a full service idea-to-archive life cycle of the assigned sponsored programs/research portfolio. Working closely with individual investigators and project directors, the position is responsible for financial management activities from account set-up expenditure review and approval, financial reporting, and close-out activities. The position also prefers vast knowledge with federal grants and sponsors and advanced expertise in financial and research administration systems, which will help to optimize unit operations and reporting functions.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Interacts frequently with project investigators/directors to oversee financial award management of an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts, including those with advanced complexity. Performs and/or reviews account setups, budget details and sponsor requirements; monitors financial activity throughout the project lifecycle to ensure compliance with University and sponsor policies including the Uniform Guidance, regarding allowable costs, cost sharing, budget constraints, effort commitments, subcontracts, sponsor invoicing, no-cost extensions and close-out activities.
  • Prepares, reviews, and submits financial reports to sponsors, through various mechanisms including email reports and sponsor web-based portals such as ERA Commons, GrantSolutions, etc..
  • Coordinates accounting and reporting activities for subcontracts issued from University's prime awards including review and oversight of the contract, purchase order set-up, approval of invoices submitted by the subcontractor, close-out reports, etc..
  • Maintains advanced knowledge of Oracle Financials (StraTUs) and Kuali to prepare reports that facilitate management of the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) post-award operations as well as fulfilling OSPR-required reporting (e.g. NSF HERD survey, USM reporting, other TU reports).
  • Contributes to presentations for faculty and students on sound stewardship of funding, best practices in grants and compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations & policies. Perform other duties as assigned.

Telework may be available for this position up to two days per week following the completion of 90 days of service in good standing.

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three years of related work experience in a sponsored programs office or department.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Advanced knowledge of federal regulations governing grants and contracts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Grant management/financial systems such as PeopleSoft, Kuali Research and or Oracle Financials.

Salary and Benefits

$79,000 annually and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 15 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.  

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. 
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.  Please apply by using the link provided with this ad, or click here.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. 

Contact Information

Towson University
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • College/University
  • Government
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
Work Authorization
Security Clearance

Target Job Information

Job Type
  • Full Time