St. Louis, Missouri

Job Summary Under general administrative direction, this position manages the post-award activities for the Saint Louis University Research Institute, as well as the administrative tasks associated with those projects. This individual should have knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, analytical skills, and the ability to regularly monitors all grant expenditures for duration of an award period related to effort, expenses, outside contracts, etc. This position requires direct contact with faculty and administrative staff at SLU, as well as with professional staff across external organizations and institutions. Customer service is a high priority and professionalism is required at all times.   Job Duties and Responsibilities Post-Award Functions Performs post-award activities for the Saint Louis University Research Institute. Post-award activities include, but are not limited to establishing grant awards, assisting Principal Investigators (PIs) with grant purchases, initiating SSAs/subcontracts based on project needs, preparing budget revisions and reallocations, and preparing appropriate financial reports Sets up award and budget in appropriate University systems Reviews budgets and reconciles award expenditures on a regular basis Understands PI concerns in relation to grant/contract management and is able to formulate solutions and answers to questions or issues raised by the PI Meets and/or communicates with PIs regularly regarding grant awards Projects and forecasts future award expenditures Manages budget, reporting, and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of the grant or contract Facilitates the submission and approval of invoices to pay subcontractors Prepares and maintains effort for all grant personnel, as well as works with departmental staff as necessary Reviews effort reports and manages quarterly effort certification process Closes out all funded projects consistent with University process and timelines Follows and adheres to SOPs related to post-award functions Outreach and Administration Interacts and collaborates regularly with faculty, various internal administrative staff, GO Center staff, and professional staff across external organizations and institutions Works effectively with other university offices (central, school, departments, divisions, GO Centers) on post-award activities Other  Performs related responsibilities as required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics Strong knowledge of grant processes and award/contract management Ability to implement and maintain budgets Ability to perform budget reporting and forecasting Proficiency at developing and utilizing spreadsheets Report preparation skills Ability to maintain accurate records and attention to details Strong knowledge of best practices in research administration and current regulations in the areas of research administration (OMB A-21, A-110, A-113, or the Uniform Guidance) or interpretation of similar regulations Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations with the diverse campus community and representatives from foundations and federal agencies Ability to manage detail and to organize and prioritize workload during high-pressure, high volume workload periods Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion and tact Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, heavy-volume department Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision and as a member of a team Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills Strong computer skills and ability to work with various internal and sponsor electronic systems Ability to travel to various on-campus locations on a daily basis required Some travel required   Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree; supplemented with at least 2 years experience working with sponsored research administration in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Vaccine Protocol Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the Universitys vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employees start date will result in termination of the employment.  Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks