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Job Req ID:  79920

Grants & Contracts Analyst

The Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Grants & Contracts Analyst who will provide entry level professional sponsored funds management for more than 80% of time with specific responsibility for post-award functions that include, but may not be limited to: budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, foreign field office interaction and guidance, and closeout.  This role may manage less complex grants in the post-award stage, with necessary oversight and direction. This role may also assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds (general funds and gifts), the primary goal of this position is to support the timely, effective and efficient functioning of sponsored funding. This is a non-exempt position.   


Job Scope/Complexity:

  • Employees in this role function independently when working on less complex grants and contracts responsibilities. 
  • General proficiency with grant/contract budget preparation and management is expected. 
  • The Analyst has some involvement with more complex grant management, under the direction and oversight of a more senior member within the financial function. 
  • This role has the added complexity of international operations as the bulk of the center’s grants are operated internationally. 


Types of Sponsored Awards for Which the Position is Responsible:

  • This position assists with post award support responsibilities for simple to moderately complex grants/contracts, including those from USAID.  
  • These grants, contracts and awards may involve moderate budgets, Foundation grants and Subawards from other institutions on their federal pass-through grants.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Understands and correctly applies JHU policies and procedures relating to grant management; as well as JHU fringe rates and indirect cost rates.
  • Working knowledge of various donor policies and guidelines - USAID and 2 CFR 200, BMGF, etc - and a knowledge of where to look for regulations.
  • Develop annual workplan budgets and subsequent expenditure tracking tools to meet both program and funder requirements for small to medium budgets.
  • Responsible for a portfolio of 3-5 small to medium awards valued between $3M and $5M total.
  • Conduct IO set up and tracking.
  • Carry out post-award responsibilities, including account reconciliation, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices, closeouts and related faculty support.
  • Interact with foreign field office finance staff to educate them on basic rules and regulations and to improve their abilities in developing procurement documentation.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with a broad group of foreign and domestic stakeholders.
  • Procurement and Travel:
    • Understand and apply the CCP matrix for procurement and direct the foreign field team on their implementation of the matrix.
    • Manage procurement process from start to finish:
      • Vendor contract negotiation and set up
      • Review and approval of selection memos
      • Creation and tracking of Purchase Orders
      • Visual Compliance checks on vendors
      • Review of and payment of invoices
      • Approval authority between $3K and $25K for field office procurements.
    • Prepare all SAP documentation and transactions – e-forms, shopping carts, on-line payments, and expense reimbursements as needed.
    • Assist with field support activities.  This includes helping to facilitate rent payments for field staff, coordination of field workshops (i.e. payments for venues), etc.
    • Maintain filing system and develop simple tracking systems as needed.
  • Manage LOE tracking and allocation for up to 5 staff, creating transfers where needed
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of expenditures and update projections in conjunction with the program team. 
  • Create medium complexity reports and update complex reports.
  • Independently perform spending analysis and provide variance calculations and reporting on assigned portfolio.
  • Manage Subaward process from start to finish, including:
    • Review medium difficultly budgets and notes for mathematical correctness, and matching.
    • Review, track and payment of invoices
    • Bi-Annual subrecipient monitoring to ensure compliance
    • Entry of subawards and modifications into the JAWS system.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Two years of administrative/budgeting experience including experience grants, finance, and/or business operations.
  • 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.*


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. 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. 


** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required.
  • General knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices preferred.
  • General understanding of external Federal Guidelines and procedures regarding grants and contracts.
  • Experience with International Grants & Contracts, International NGOs or University systems a plus
  • 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. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to understand when additional direction/expertise is needed on matters of complexity. 
  • Able to make decisions on a daily basis, within pre-determined guidelines and parameters.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.


Classified Title: Grants & Contracts Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: JH at 111 Market Place 

Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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