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Job Requisition Number 21043

Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week

Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm

Hybrid (2-3 Days/Week)


This position is responsible for the analysis and interpretation of grant contract terms and conditions, accounting and reporting functions related to the financial management of sponsored projects. This position has delegated signature authority to review and approve invoices, financial reports, and other documents to carry out the responsibilities related to the fiscal management of sponsored projects and grants. This position provides faculty, researchers, and administrative/other units with guidance on financial, administrative, and fiscal policy issues arising during the administration and closeout of sponsored projects. Partners with Principal Investigators, departmental personnel, and funded sponsors in the effective administration of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. Works closely with the pre-award grant coordinator and accounting team members, along with researchers, hospital administration, and external sponsors and partners. This position will foster teamwork and collaboration, with demonstrated organizational skills and a high commitment to customer service by applying skills and experience to the review of research grants and agreements and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and guidelines.


  • Manage a portfolio of awarded sponsored programs for Akron Children’s Hospital Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute.
  • Provide comprehensive Principal Investigator(PI)-centric monthly reporting.
  • Conduct project kick-off meetings for new sponsored programs awarded to ACH faculty and meet with faculty in a routine cadence to summarize actual expenditures and create financial projections.
  • Prepare annual and project closeout financial reports per sponsor guidelines.
  • Assist with monthly account certifications, process vendor invoices, purchase orders, and cost transfers for multiple awards. Prepare and revise grant budgets as necessary.
  • Create and maintain payroll costing allocations for faculty and staff working on grants in assigned portfolios.
  • Submit grant modification requests.
  • Provide technical and administrative assistance to faculty and administrators in regard to sponsor regulations.
  • Maintain complete and accurate file information for grants in an assigned portfolio.
  • Occasionally help manage the grant submission process (pre-award) including, but not limited to: filling out forms, preparing letters, uploading proposal documents into sponsor portals, reviewing proposals for conformity with Federal, State, and Sponsor guidelines.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Other information:

Required Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in related field required. 
  • Experience: three years of related experience.
  • Licensure: None

Preferred Skills

  • Strong, demonstrated understanding of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (i.e., 2 CFR Part 200, commonly known as ‘Uniform Guidance’)
  • Familiarity with basic accounting principles
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated basic office software, especially Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Experience with Cayuse
  • Strong desire to learn new skills and abilities and to continuously improve practices
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This position reports to the Research Operations Manager and is a hybrid work environment utilizing online team collaboration tools.

Full Time

FTE: 1.000000

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