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Grants Officer

Apply now Job no: 502246
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Provost’s Office

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.



The Office of Research Administration and Finance (ORAF) provides leadership and expertise to faculty, investigators and college administrators in support of research and sponsored programs at Northeastern University. NU -- a dynamic, innovative, and entrepreneurial university with a diverse and growing research portfolio -- seeks to hire talented, experienced administrators who are dedicated to supporting investigators secure and manage their extramural sponsored activities. The University is committed to hiring and developing personnel who enjoy working in a high-performing culture that rewards excellence. The Grant Officer is the point of contact and primary resource for the faculty, department staff and sponsors, providing guidance on University and sponsor policies and regulations. The Grant Officer works in a collegial partnership with faculty, University staff and sponsors by facilitating the coordination and flow of information in support of effective administration of sponsored projects throughout the entire project life-cycle. Responsibilities include: advise and assist researchers and administrative staff on the proposal submission process including providing guidance on federal regulations, agency requirements, internal policies and procedures, and budget development; review of proposals to a wide range of federal, state, local government agencies, and private foundation sponsors to ensure conformance to sponsor and University requirements prior to signature/release by authorized organizational representative to ensure that proposals are submitted accurately and in a timely manner. Provide non-financial post-award administration. Serve as a source of information on sponsor and university polices and regulations. Advise and assist researchers and administrative personnel on the proposal submission process including guidance on regulations, agency requirements, internal policies and procedures, and budget development. The Grant Officer will offer effective analytical and creative problem solving skills and the ability to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment.


Bachelor's degree or commensurate combination of education and experience required, preferably with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in the field of research administration in an academic or non-profit setting. Knowledge of government grant regulations, agency policies, and familiarity with customary policies and procedures of an institute of higher education, and experience with the use of Grants.Gov, NSF Fastlane, eRA Commons a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment preferred. Must have a strong commitment to constructively contribute to a customer service environment, providing professional, timely, efficient, and courteous service to the university research community.



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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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