About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: The College of Science (COS) seeks to hire an Associate Director responsible for leading the Post-Award efforts within the Grants Administration team. These staff operate within the Office of the Dean.
The Associate Director will focus on:
Leading the team of Grants Administrators focused on post-award administration, with a two-part mission of ensuring awards are properly executed and meeting all reporting requirements in a prompt and timely manner.
As leader of the post-award effort within the Grants Administration team, the Associate Director will be responsible for the workload management, professional development, and overall efficacy of the team.
The Associate Director will use their acquired experience managing grants to deliver solutions for complex situations.
Responsibilities: In addition to their leadership role, the Associate Director will manage an assigned portfolio within the College. As part of this, their duties in portfolio management will mirror those of a Grants Administrator:
Work with Pre-Award Grants Administration staff to receive needed context and information on all granted awards to ensure proper execution of the grant
Review all expenses to be charged to sponsored awards, including salaries and other compensation, with the PI, checking for allowability and budget
Maintain award budget tracking tools to ensure timely and accurate information for all awards within portfolio
Prepare projections for awards within portfolio to allow for accurate understanding of available funding
Provide regular (monthly and on-demand) fund balance updates to PIs, and assist with any no-cost extensions required on the grant
Work closely with College human resources and finance teams to coordinate necessary actions related to grant, including sharing information on hiring sponsored personnel
Oversee effort tracking and annual effort certifications for all personnel activity on sponsored projects
Track any required reports to sponsors including federal, state, or local agencies and work with the PI to ensure all reporting and update deadlines are met fully and promptly
Address any errors or other issues with awards as promptly as possible, and suggest workflow or policy adjustments necessary to minimize future errors
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required, and a Master's degree is preferred. Five to Seven years working in a higher education environment, business administration, or similar nonprofit work required. Solid understanding of federal grant regulations, Office of Management & Budget (OMB) guidelines and sponsored program accounting procedures expected.
Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates will display a mastery of budget preparation, attention to detail, possess previous management experience, has a vast understanding of sponsored research, displays critical thinking capabilities and has an appreciation for a higher education environment. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple competing tasks necessary.
Salary Grade: 12
Additional 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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.