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GRANTS MANAGER A/B

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-25505
Posted Job Title GRANTS MANAGER A/B
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Gene Therapy Program
Posted to the Web 04/12/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027/028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:00 - 5:00
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview
Duties

With limited supervision, manage department’s sponsored research pre-award and post award activities for a large, diverse, and highly complex portfolio of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, gifts, endowments, and sponsored research agreements. Assist with preparation of new and non-competing sponsored project budgets; prepare and submit entire proposals through Penn systems. Monitor expenditures for compliance; perform general ledger reconciliations; produce routine and ad-hoc financial/grant status reports and quarterly forecasts.

Develops, negotiates, routes, and maintains subcontracts with multiple institutions funded by sponsored projects and the Orphan Disease Center. Prepare subcontract PO’s and manage tracking system to ensure receipt, payment, and closing of PO’s. This position requires frequent interaction with the School of Medicine’s Office of Research Support Services and the University’s Office of Research Services, as well as outside sponsoring agencies. Maintain working knowledge of finance, research, and compliance policies.

Grants Manager B: The Grants Manager B will work more independently and actively participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission. The Grants Manager B will work on the more complicated grants including Industry Sponsored Research Agreements with multiple subprojects and sub-contracts. Moreover, it is expected that the Grants Manager B candidate will have a greater grants management experience than the Grants Manager A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis.

This position reports to a senior administrator within the department and has dotted reported line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.

Qualifications

Grants Manager A: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting with 3 to 5 years of experience in pre and post award research administration or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in University research and financial systems, including Business Objects/Data Warehouse, PennERA, PennWorks/UMIS, BEN Financials strongly preferred. Experience with administering highly complexed grants, contracts, and sponsored agreements strongly preferred. Proficiency in MS Office Word and Excel required, with additional computer skills a plus. Must be detailed oriented, flexible and possess ability to prioritize.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills desired. Supervisory experience desired. Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to highly sensitive data required.
Grants Manager B: Same as above but with at least 5-7 years of experience.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27498

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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter