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Job Req ID:  352

Research Service Manager

Grants and Contracts Manager

Classified Title: Research Service Manager

Requisition #: 312986

Range: PD

Level: 4

Salary: $56,416-$77,497

Status: Full Time

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Location: District of Columbia

Location City: Washington

Location State: DC

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Finance


General Description

The Grants and Contracts Manager is responsible for the oversight and management of an anticipated USAID-funded global Assistance Agreement to support multiple countries in achieving health and development outcomes. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting.  Will maintain sound financial management practices, and ensure the project’s compliance with JHU and USAID procedures, rules and regulations. Responsibilities include budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, sub award management, procurement, and logistics. This position operates with a high level of independence and will directly supervise 3-5 Finance Support Staff.   Availability of this position is contingent upon JHU CCP winning the USAID solicitation and will primarily be based in Washington, DC with occasional trips to Baltimore, Maryland. More frequent trips may be required.


Specific job duties include:  Responsible for managing all financial and compliance aspects of the award. Monitor award balances and take timely action to ensure that there is always sufficient funding for implementation. Immediately notify Team Leader and Sr. Administrative Manager of any issues. Ensure prior approvals and waiver requirements are met prior to incurring costs requiring sponsor prior approval. Monitor program assets and equipment. Maintain asset register for domestically made purchases of equipment with a value of $5,000 or greater for Cooperative Agreements and $500 or greater for Contracts. Liaise with the field office to ensure the office is tracking all locally procured equipment. Ensure all source origin and approval requirements are adhered to.


Manage staff salary allocations on award and making timely adjustments as needed. Review and approve all transactions including wire transfer requests; online payments; purchase orders and subrecipient documentation —ensure the requests are within established Policies and Procedures and terms of the Sponsor agreement.



Bachelors degree. Five (5) years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting. Two of those years must include working in a lead or supervisory capacity with extensive supervisory responsibilities or high level, direct involvement in JHU grants and contracts leadership development training projects, serving as a recognized subject matter expert. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Knowledge of GAAP, the FAR, and the Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 700 Proficient in MS Excel and Word; experience using QuickBooks.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of SAP.

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