University of Pennsylvania GRANTS MANAGER A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-29260

Posted Job Title GRANTS MANAGER A

School Name School of Arts and Sciences

Org Business Operations

Posted to the Web 06/29/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 027

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule TBD

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

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

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking a new Grants Manager. The successful candidate for the Grants Manager position will have the ability to work with, and the desire to learn from, management and experienced co-workers. SAS Finance staff is committed to supporting the academic mission of the School and the University by adding value through our work, finding solutions to operational challenges, and helping to prepare the School for tomorrow. The Grants Manager A will be assigned to the David Rittenhouse Labs (DRL) Regional Business Office and will report directly to the Manager of Finance.The position will have the following responsibilities: Manage proposal development process, budget development and related pre-award issues for a diverse sponsor portfolio. Assist with all aspects of proposal submission (electronic and paper submissions) and necessary follow-up to confirm proper acceptance by sponsor. Apply knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance. Manage post-award processes including monitoring and review of all charges to sponsored projects, reconciliation of accounts, sub award management, and production of monthly financial reports for Principal Investigators, including fund projections etc. Monitor compliance to sponsor guidelines. Routinely meet with Principal Investigators to discuss and advise on financial and other administrative related issues related to their research budgets to ensure compliance of protocol submission. Work with and mentor Grants Coordinator.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years pre- and post- award experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with NSF, DOE and other federal granting agencies is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Adobe applications, Business Objects. Familiarity with UPENN sponsored research policies and related financial systems is a plus.The Grants Manager A position requires a candidate who exhibits an engaged and responsible attitude and possesses the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and within a team. We are seeking a candidate possessing a pro-active work style with strong follow-up skills and the ability and desire to add value to the sponsored research enterprise. This position requires the ability to work well under pressure. The successful candidate should clearly demonstrate attention to detail, highly effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to enforce grant guidelines with constituents in a professional, diplomatic, and assertive manner. The successful candidate will exhibit a professional presence which will allow the candidate to take ownership of his/her business office responsibilities. An ability to react quickly in a deadline-driven environment is highly preferred. A successful candidate will possess an ability to switch gears depending on project deadlines and an ability to collaborate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and skill sets within different areas of the School. The ability to work in a collaborative and responsive manner to answer questions and resolve discrepancies as well as remain flexible is also required.

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/38206

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

  • Indeed.com

  • Other Internet Advertisement

  • Linkedin

  • Twitter

  • Other Social Media Site

  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

  • Apple One

  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • 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


  • Do you have experience with NSF, DOE and other federal granting agencies?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Please rate your level of proficiency using Excel.

  • Basic

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced


  • Are you proficient using the Adobe applications?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience using Business Objects?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter