About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Northeastern University's Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES) provides leadership and expertise to faculty, investigators and college administrators in support of research and sponsored programs at Northeastern University. NU -- a dynamic, innovative, and entrepreneurial university with a diverse and growing research portfolio -- seeks to hire talented, experienced administrators who are dedicated to supporting investigators secure and manage their extramural sponsored activities. The University is committed to hiring and developing personnel who enjoy working in a high-performing culture that rewards excellence. To learn more about Northeastern's unique academic environment and generous benefits please see: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/.
Senior Grant & Contract Officers (SGCOs) serve as the primary, central administrative point of contact for faculty, investigators and college administrations on matters related to research and sponsored program administration, including regulatory compliance of grants and contracts. SGCOs provide guidance on University and sponsor policies and regulations and serve as institutional liaisons and signing officials for the University. SGCOs work in partnership with faculty, University staff and sponsors to facilitate the coordination and flow of information to encourage effective administration of sponsored projects throughout the entire proposal/award life-cycle.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include: advise and assist faculty and administrators on proposal development, including providing guidance on funding agency regulations and requirements, internal policies and procedures, budget development, uniform guidance and regulatory compliance; provide institutional review and approval of proposal submissions to a wide range of federal, state, local government agencies and private foundation sponsors; function as authorized organizational representative responsible for successful and timely submission of proposals; provide institutional review of notices of award providing critical analysis of terms and conditions of federal and non-federal sponsored awards; negotiation of awards on behalf of the University; monitoring for regulatory compliance with the funding agency's terms and conditions of award from acceptance through closeout. Collaborate with University legal counsel, Office of Institutional Compliance and other NU offices as needed. Must have experience reviewing applicable federal statutes and regulations including a strong understanding of laws and regulations related to sponsored activities (e.g., FCOI, IRB/IACUC/IBC, Data/Privacy, Export Controls, etc.) Must have solid judgment and capacity to exercise discretion to resolve ambiguity and promote effective solutions.
Demonstrated knowledge of sponsored research issues in an academic or non-profit setting, including policies (e.g., intellectual property rights, publications, and academic freedom) and best practices. The Senior Grant & Contract Officer will offer effective analytical and creative problem solving skills and the ability to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment. SGCOs contribute to the on-going improvement of ORAF processes and systems and outreach, education and training initiatives.
Experience with the use of Grants.Gov, NSF Fastlane, eRA Commons required. Experience with government contracts and FAR a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, customer service environment. Must have a strong commitment to providing professional, timely, efficient, and courteous service to the university research community.
Bachelor's degree and substantial [4-6] years of direct relevant experience in the field of research administration in an academic, non-profit or hospital setting and a commitment to continued professional education and development required.
Salary Grade: 11
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.