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Job Req ID:  3254

Center Administrator


Classified Title:  Center Administrator

Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PC

Starting Salary Range: $49,216.08 - $67,734.72

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule:35 Hours/Week     

Employee Subgroup: Exempt         

Department Name: Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Personnel Area: School of Public Health


General Summary/Purpose


This position is located at the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. This role identifies new funding opportunities and leads/support grant-writing in collaboration with senior staff, supports the management of current grants and contracts (CAHMI is funded by at least 4-5 grants at a time), and oversees the budget preparations and financial planning for the CAHMI.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities


New Grant Exploration, Development, and Grant writing


  • Explore new funding opportunities and conduct strategic interviews with staff to understand grant funding needs
  • Draft outlines of proposals and coordinate with senior staff to collect key technical information
  • Draft, edit, and finalize full grant proposals 
  • Coordinate grant production schedules, oversee grant submission, and direct staff as needed to meet deadlines


Grant Management Support


  • Set up scopes of work, budgets, and contracts for subcontractors and consultants
  • Track current subcontract and consultant deliverables, including invoicing and payments
  • Create financial reports to monitor cash flows, invoicing, and payments from funding agencies
  • Support the timely submission of all interim and final reports required by funders


Budget Preparation and Financial Planning


  • Works with the Program Director on the development of annual budgets, including the review of salary plans and operating expenses
  • Reviews/plans FTE allocation across funding sources
  • Monitors and approve expenditures for various program funds
  • Keep the CAHMI’s general financial procedures and office procedures up-to-date


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or related field required.
  • Five years of progressively responsible related experience, including grant and contract financial management.
  • Experience in an academic or nonprofit environment supporting new grant development, grant writing, managing grants and contracts, and overseeing financial and budgetary planning.
  • Supervisory or significant lead experience
  • Additional education may be substituted for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  *


Preferred Qualifications


Master’s degree.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of grants administration preferably within a nonprofit or academic research setting.
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines within short timeframe.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint. Extensive and demonstrated experience with Excel, including using formulas, pivot tables, and accounting functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, make independent decisions within established guidelines, policies and procedure and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail.



School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus

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