Reporting to the Director of Finance & Administration for the Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) and working closely with the Finance Manager, the Grants and Contracts Manager is expected to deliver high quality and customer focused grants management services. Closely interacts with faculty and administration in all proposal related duties. The Grants and Contracts Manager supervises the Pre-Award process by utilizing internal and external resources, including work-study and casual employees. Provides other support as required.
Must be able to quickly learn university electronic processing systems. Experience with university electronic systems, (purchasing, accounts payable, payroll) and database strongly desirable. Must be a team player and yet be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Quantitative skills are essential for this position. High level of attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary. Must be able to work interactively and collaboratively with faculty, research staff, CNI office personnel, University offices, and external granting agencies. Must be able to prioritize tasks. Proven knowledge of federal, state, city government and private non-profit policies and regulations related to sponsored projects. Must be able to meet strict deadlines. Demonstrate general knowledge of business practices, and University and sponsored project policies and procedures. Excellent computer, organizational, and communication skills required. Proficiency with Excel and other related software at an advanced level is important. Must be flexible in terms of working hours in keeping with changing priorities and deadlines.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required, preferably in a scientific or engineering field. Must have 4 to 6 years of experience in financial, research, or business-based professional activity.
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