Financial Coordinator

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Financial Coordinator

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    Financial Coordinator
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Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The Grants & Contracts Coordinator (GCC) is a vibrant member of a small team in support of a portfolio of research programs ranging from small to large and complex. Duties include most aspects of pre-award and award management ranging from proposal preparation assistance and submission to providing effective award management to closeout in compliance with all federal, state, sponsor, Grants rules and regulations. The GCC is also responsible for coordinating the timely, day to day flow of work through the software system and  maintaining systems and databases of information.  

Essential Functions:

  • Continuously develops and maintains a strong working knowledge of federal rules and regulations that govern research grants as well as keeps abreast of sponsor terms and conditions for submitting and administering grant awards.    
  • Provides timely, day to day coordination for the Sr. Grant and Contracts Administrator by maintaining and updating proposal and award information in systems and databases, creating and maintaining files, and coordinating/tracking proposal submission, award set up and award closeout.   Insures that all team deadlines are met and work is prioritized accordingly.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with funding agencies, collaborating organizations, and multiple internal offices to ensure proper and timely grant administration. Provides competent and timely assistance and guidance to department administrators and faculty throughout the life of a research project from proposal to closeout.
  • Develops and maintains a solid understanding of the measures and metrics used to guide the Office of Sponsored Research.  Offers suggestions for improving the metrics and takes ownership for updating and maintaining specific assigned metrics.
  • Focuses on the less complex proposals and awards as assigned by the SGCA.  Submit proposals and other items to sponsors as needed. 
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with the assigned guidelines Train’s under the specific guidelines to gain a deep knowledge and expertise in Research Administration. Provides support and acts as resource to the rest of the  team.  May assume responsibility for more complex awards and proposals as training progresses.


Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience working in a professional/office setting.
  • Experience in research administration preferably in an academic research center, independent research institute, or university, is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Superb organizational and priority setting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work with multiple deadlines and detailed work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Client service focused, fast paced, deadline driven, frequent interruptions.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, patience, and ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • MS Office including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and experience with relational databases.


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