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Grants Manager

Department of Psychology

Grants Manager

  • 531574
  • Morningside
  • Department of Psychology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 8 2022
  • Grade 11
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: 70,000.00 - 80,000.00
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Academic Administration & Finance, the Grants Manager initiates and manages sponsored project contracts. He/she serves as the department's primary grants administrator and represents the department to sponsoring agencies.


  • The Grants Manager investigates grant programs, informs faculty and students of funding opportunities and strategies for creating successful proposals, assists faculty in preparation of grant applications and subsequent funding contracts, NIH training grants and manages post award administration. He/she explains applications requirements to investigators and negotiates budgets with agencies as appropriate. Prepares required financial reports and submits final reports to close grants.
  • The Grants Manager serves as liaison between faculty Principal Investigators, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee(IACUC), Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Sponsored Projects Finance/RPIC (SPF/RPIC), maintaining current knowledge of policies and troubleshooting application submissions. 
  • The Grants Manager Maintains all pertinent records, files and documents; assures completeness and accuracy consistent with external and internal compliance requirements. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty, students and staff members on all aspects of grant administration. 
  • The Grants Manager speaks authoritatively on grants administration matters as a representative of Psychology. 
  • The incumbent serves as an initial approver for the Concur system.



Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent related experience required

2-4 years of related experience

Demonstrated capacity for independent, service-oriented work, well-developed critical thinking, verbal and written communications skills and the ability to foster cooperative relationships with university and external personnel are required.

Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to master quickly a range of administrative interfaces.

Familiarity with principles of sponsored project financial management, including relevant federal regulations as well as typical institutional policies, procedures, and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior management experience is desirable.


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