Grant Specialist - Perinatal Institute

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To assist in the grant submission and financial management of the Division by generating proposed grant and industry contracts, establishing and maintaining accounts, and carrying out revenue and expense functions required for the day to day operations.

Serve as liaison between the division and CHRF Sponsored Research Programs Office in matters related to external funding accounts. Serve as a liaison between principal investigators and divisions with which they collaborate to coordinate and monitor disbursement and expenditures of external funds from grants based in the Division.
·Budget assistance
Develop and prepare budget for external funding application and provide guidance to principal investigators in the preparation of grant budgets. Enter all grant and industry expenditures and receipts in excel budget database. Manage divisional budgets and ledgers, including tracking revenues and establishing accounts, monitoring expenditures, and reconciling departmental records against financial statements. Report the financial status of all account lines to the Business Manager on a monthly basis and provide individual monthly status. Assist the Business Manager in the preparation of the annual clinic and research budgets.
Collect and compile data, statistics, and background material necessary for external/internal reports, proposals, and budgets. Notify administrative support staff and grant personnel of institutional and external changes in funding issues, purchasing activities, accounting, etc. Coordinate check requests, NSR's Storeroom requisitions, and any other CCHMC requisition for research personnel.
·Administrative support
Place, answer, screen and direct telephone calls. Organize, maintain and assume custodial responsibility for files and record systems of the division, including grant binders. Receive, open, sort and distribute mail on a daily basis for research areas. Make travel arrangements for presentations.
·Grant Submission
Provide support in the preparation and submission of external and internal funded projects via EPAS or online grant application portal as specified by sponsor. Serve as a liaison between the PI and subcontract sites in matters related to requested documents. Provide guidance to PI in relation to required attachments or documentation required by the sponsor. Manage divisional spreadsheets including tracking grant submissions, subcontracts, progress reports and grant closeouts. Assist faculty with special projects, reports, and correspondence as related to grant acquisition.

Skills & Competencies
·Clerical Abilities
Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Computer Proficiency
Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet
·Keyboarding - 50 WPM
Ability to key 50 WPM
Pursuing work with little supervision or assistance; directing one's own efforts. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills

·Associate of Business Admin OR Associate of Accounting OR Associate in Finance OR Equivalent combination of education and experience
·2 years related grant management experience preferably in an academic research institution OR 4 years budget/financial experience.

·Bachelor of Business Admin OR Bachelor in Accounting OR Bachelor of Finance