Senior Grants and Contracts Manager | Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health - Military Veterans

at HERC - New England

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The mission of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery and communication. To pursue the mission, the school produces knowledge through research then translates this knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policymakers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations. The Office of Research Administration supports the school's mission by serving as a central resource for the research community through the provision of expertise and leadership in obtaining and managing research funds. It acts as the institutional representative of the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the administration of sponsored projects for the school. The Office of Research Administration is comprised of research administrators that work in partnership with faculty to review and submit proposals for funding and to ensure that proposals and then awards conform and are managed according to sponsor guidelines and University policies. The Senior Grants and Contracts Manager will support innovative research at the world's leading public health research institution. Areas of research are focused across nine academic departments which include Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health & Population, Health Policy & Management, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Molecular Metabolism, Nutrition and Social Behavioral Sciences. The Senior Grants & Contracts Manager may work primarily with one academic department, but will also have an opportunity to be exposed to research happening across the school. The Senior Grants and Contracts Manager is an integral part of the research enterprise and helps support the research portfolio of the school. They work in close partnership with various faculty members and are responsible for the financial management of research portfolios. Reporting to the Team Lead or Assistant/Associate Director of Finance, they will work with all aspects of post- award finances, and manage contracts, endowments, and gifts. Faculty have a wide-ranging portfolio of accounts from sponsors including the federal government (e.g. NIH, EPA, DoD), foundations, industry, and international contracts from foreign entities. Some of the grants and contracts are complex and may involve multiple subcontracts and unique deliverable terms. Pre-award responsibilities include: May be asked to help support grant preparation, budget development and application submission when needed Senior Grants & Contracts Manager will work directly with the Principal Investigators to maintain key proposal documents such as biosketches and other support Assists with responding to sponsor requests and gathering information related to award setup Post-award responsibilities include: Creating budget reconciliation and forecasting reports, and using these reports to meet regularly with faculty to review their financial situations. Reviewing and approving all expenditures Ensuring compliance with requirements such as effort reporting Submitting payroll changes for faculty and staff Timely journal entries as necessary, grant close-outs, etc. Other duties as assigned PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it. Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings. This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions. ---------- The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here . Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country! Salary Grade: 056 Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers 5+ years of experience, with 3+ years of those years in pre- and post-award management experience (both federal and non-federal), required; a combination of education and experience may be considered Bachelor's degree, and/or Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred Experience with Harvard policies and systems (GMAS and Wasabi) preferred Experience in an academic, hospital, research or related environment preferred Experience working with research faculty on grants and contracts Experience managing complex awards and working with a variety of sponsors preferred Advanced working knowledge of research compliance issues & of key federal grant regulations preferred Excellent organizational and time management skills preferred Excellent written and verbal skills preferred Outstanding attention to detail preferred Understanding of human subject use, animal use and other research compliance areas preferred Problem solving skills and ability to be flexible preferred EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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