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Sponsored Programs Consultant/Specialist (Temporary; Flexible Schedule; Remote Possible)
Simmons University

Date Posted Nov. 24, 2021
Title Sponsored Programs Consultant/Specialist (Temporary; Flexible Schedule; Remote Possible)
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Sponsored Programs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Part-Time/Temporary Staff
    Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Finance/Investment Management

Position Description

Simmons University is seeking a temporary Sponsored Programs Consultant/Specialist to support our Sponsored Programs office while the search for a permanent replacement is underway. The Consultant/Specialist is needed immediately and either part-time or full-time hours may be possible; hours and schedule can be flexible. This can either be a partially on-campus or fully remote opportunity.

We are particularly searching for a professional with significant experience related to approval and submissions compliance, budget preparation and justification, supporting documentation and required institutional information, award set-up, financial monitoring, analysis and reporting, and ensuring compliance with regulatory policies governing research and involving human subjects and conflicts of interest.

The Consultant/Specialist will report to the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence and will work collaboratively with a full-time Grants Administrator, who is part of the Sponsored Programs team.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required, master's degree preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of higher education professional experience in sponsored programs in an academic setting involving both federal and non-federal funding agencies; in particular, we're looking for expertise in approval and submissions compliance.
  • Familiarity and applied experience with all types of award mechanisms, including but not limited to, grant writing, contracts, sub-contracts, cooperative agreements and compliance reporting;
  • Demonstrated pre- and post-award management experience, including proposal development and completion of budget forms;
  • Extensive experience with the operational and financial management of sponsored research grants;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong quantitative, analytic and problem solving skills to assess all aspects of a situation and make appropriate and timely decisions;
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations regarding research integrity and financial conflict of interest.

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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