Fiscal Officer for Research and Sponsored Activities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 20386
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FISCAL OFFICER FOR RESEARCH AND SPONSORED ACTIVITIES , Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) , to work closely with faculty, principal investigators (PIs), and support and administrative staff involved in research administration activities. Will administer and manage the department's entire sponsored research portfolio, including pre- and post-award activities through closeout. Will design and implement a robust research administration program that provides proactive support for all research activities, including proposal submission and grant administration; training faculty/staff/students/postdocs; assisting PIs in identifying funding opportunities; providing customized projections and other financial reports to assist in effectively deploying grant resources; and ensuring compliance with policies/guidelines. Responsibilities include the day-to-day administration of DUSP's sponsored research and activities portfolio for thirty-plus faculty and PIs; working with PIs to submit grant proposals; tracking/monitoring the financial performance of grants/contracts; overseeing ongoing sponsored research activities to ensure compliance; acting as principal liaison with a variety of central MIT offices during full-life cycle of grants/contracts; developing and implementing the department's accounting and financial management infrastructure for sponsored activity; making process improvement recommendations; collaborating on establishing and conducting regular mini-audits of the department's internal labs; providing training on research proposal submission fundamentals and on sponsor and award-specific financial and reporting requirements and best practices; and other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' relevant accounting/finance experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office; excellent customer service, organizational, and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently in a challenging environment with people at all levels. PREFERRED : experience with federal, non-federal grants and contracts, and/or financial administration in a nonprofit organization; and knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases. Job #20386-9
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