Grants & Contracts Officer, CGHP

Washington D.C
Apr 05, 2019
Jun 03, 2019
Full Time
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Senior Grants & Contracts Officer - Center for Global Health Practice (CGHP)
This position is dedicated to supporting the Georgetown University Medical Center. The Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer will primarily be responsible for the negotiation and administration of extramural awards from government, foundations, and industry and reviewing any necessary legal documents that might be required in connection with such awards. These awards are multi-million dollar awards that extend over a period of years and require the management of multiple cost centers and heavy subcontracting activity. The Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer will establish the restricted accounts in the University's financial system (GMS), maintain accurate data on all awards in GMS and communicate this information to all parties on a need to know basis. This position acts as an official liaison with external organizations in regard to sponsored research grants, contracts, and agreements. All communications pertaining to award agreements must be reviewed by the Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer. The Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer will provide ad hoc reports generated from the GMS database to management and dept. administration as requested. This Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer position will process more complex and administratively labor-intensive awards and will often be involved in the planning stages for new awards and the closeout activities of existing awards. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Reviews and negotiates of extramural awards to Georgetown University. Review any resulting subcontracts to GU collaborators.
  • Establishes all award information, including budgets and administrative data in the University's financial database of record, GMS.
  • Submits progress reports when due. Processes prior approval requests to funding agency on existing awards. Submits closeout reports upon expiration/termination of an award.
  • If requested, participates in the preparation of any new proposals to various funding agencies.

  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field
  • 5 to 7 years of applicable work experience
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Office and spreadsheet software is required, as is the ability to do budget analysis
  • Knowledge of database management programs is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with a background that includes managing a wide variety of CDC, NIH, DoD, HRSA, and Foundation awards
  • Equally important is the ability to perform in a deadline driven, high pressure environment, excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to interact successfully with a diverse customer base

Preferred Qualifications
  • Related work experience in sponsored research
  • Certified Research Administrator preferred or willingness to study and prepare to obtain this credential

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