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Grants Manager A/B (Cardiovascular Medicine)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Grants Manager A/B (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Job Profile Title
Grants Manager A

Job Description Summary
The Grants Manager is responsible for sponsored program pre-award functions, post-award accounting activities, and day-to-day business operations at the Division level. Grants Manager will manage pre and post-award activities for a diverse sponsor portfolio within the Cardiovascular Division and Penn Cardiovascular Institute with an emphasis on pre-award activity working with faculty and other investigators to meet federal deadlines. Position is heavily deadline driven. Pre-Award administration includes project management on complicated grants (including training grants, program projects, clinical trials, and projects with multiple subcontracts), support in budget and proposal development, support in scientific collaboration internal and external and determining contract mechanism and following funding guidelines. The Grants Manager will manage post award activities for Division T32, including account setup, and monitor/ review all sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections, reporting, and transaction approval and monitoring. They will monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines and OMB Uniform Guidance, meet with principal investigators to discuss and advise them on financial issues related to their portfolios, maintain salary grids and work with payroll coordinator to ensure faculty, fellows, and staff are paid correctly, and assist in the preparation of effort reports. Pre-award activity includes RPPR submissions and JIT.

Job Description

This position is contingent upon favorable funding.

The Grants Manager is responsible for sponsored program pre-award functions, post-award accounting activities, and day-to-day business operations at the Division level. Grants Manager will manage pre and post-award activities for a diverse sponsor portfolio within the Cardiovascular Division and Penn Cardiovascular Institute with an emphasis on pre-award activity working with faculty and other investigators to meet federal deadlines. Position is heavily deadline driven. Pre-Award administration includes project management on complicated grants (including training grants, program projects, clinical trials, and projects with multiple subcontracts), support in budget and proposal development, support in scientific collaboration internal and external and determining contract mechanism and
following funding guidelines. The Grants Manager will manage post award activities for Division T32, including account setup, and monitor/ review all sponsored projects expenditures including fund projections, reporting, and transaction approval and monitoring. They will monitor and enforce compliance with sponsor guidelines and OMB Uniform Guidance, meet with principal investigators to discuss and advise them on financial issues related to their portfolios, maintain salary grids and work with payroll coordinator to ensure faculty, fellows, and staff are paid correctly, and assist in the preparation of effort reports. Pre-award activity includes RPPR submissions and JIT.

Grants Manager B: The Grants Manager B will work more independently and actively participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission. The Grants Manager B will work on the more complicated grants including training grants and program project with multiple sub-contracts Moreover, it is expected that the Grants Manager B candidate will have a greater grants management experience than the Grants Manager A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis. The grants manager will report to the Director of Fiscal Operations for Research for the Cardiovascular Division and Penn Cardiovascular Institute and supports the research administration team for Cardiology/CVI.

Both levels report to the senior administrator within department and has a dotted reporting line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.

Grants Manager A:
Bachelor's degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with NIH and other federal granting agencies is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Adobe, and Business Objects. Excellent critical thinking, analytical, verbal and written communication is required. Working knowledge of Uniform Guidance is required. Ability to apply solid organizational and time management skills to a deadline drive, multiple priority work environment is required. Familiarity with UPENN sponsored research policies and related
financial system is preferred.

Grants Manager B:
Same as Grants Manager A with five to seven years of grant and contract administration experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree preferred.

Both positions:
The candidate will possess strong organizational, data management and documentation skills, is attentive to detail and strives for accurate results, has the ability to work both independently and cooperatively, and demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.




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