Grants/Contracts Administrator- Remote

Rockville , MD
Jan 27, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a Grant/Contracts Administrator to join our fast-paced corporate contracts team supporting Westat's grants and cooperative agreements. In this role, you will support the full life cycle of grants management activities from pre-award to closeout; with a focus on compliance and minimizing organizational risk, strategic client engagement, and collaboration with technical Westat practice areas and new business development.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Support pre-award & proposal grants activities, review solicitation terms, serve as a resource to Westat research and business development staff in interpreting funding requests, regulations, and requirements.
  • Review, negotiate and/or provide guidance in the preparation and acceptance of new awards, subawards, post-award agreements, teaming agreements, NDAs, and modifications.
  • Interpret and communicate unique grant compliance rules and restrictions
  • Perform on-going management and monitoring of vendors, subcontracts and subrecipient.
  • Maintain official grant files and ensuring documents meet regulatory requirements and company
  • Engage with federal grants management specialists and clients on matters related to terms and conditions, federal rules and regulations, and other compliance requests.
  • Support research staff, providing guidance on contractual and compliance issues.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Experience with NIH, DOJ, and private foundation grants preferred
  • Research administration experience preferred

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
  • Organization skills, including time management ability
  • Detail oriented

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan
401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Parental Leave
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave
Holiday Leave
Professional Development
Health Advocate
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Accident Insurance
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Life and AD&D Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.


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