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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The Grants and Financial Specialist independently manages all matters pertaining to grants administration, both financial and administrative, and has financial oversight and administrative responsibility for the sponsored projects. This position provides high-level comprehensive pre- and post- award management, subcontract administration, and financial analysis. This position is the administrative liaison between the Division/Department, OSP, collaborating institutions, sponsoring agencies and principal investigators (PIs). The incumbent has a broad scope of responsibilities and knowledgeable of research administration, including financial matters.


The grade for this position is listed as an 8 or 9 based on education and experience.

For a level 9:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of experience in research administration or accounting/financial/budgeting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Health, Science, Engineering or Math field is preferred.
  • Experience with proposal preparation with federal and non-federal grants and using the InfoEd/Coeus grants management (or similar) system
  • Familiarity with eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, and/or preferred
  • Higher-Education or non-profit work experience preferred

For a level 8:

  • Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of financial, accounting, or budgetary management or grant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with proposal preparation with federal and non-federal grants and using the InfoEd/Coeus grants management (or similar) system preferred.
  • Higher-Education or non-profit work experience preferred

Job Competencies

  • Excellent financial analytical ability
  • Willingness and interest in assuming increasing levels of responsibilities, networking, leadership, and training opportunities
  • Highly proficient in Excel applications (data manipulations); MS Excel and Google Docs preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to elicit and disperse information; to present information (including data) and communications in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong organizational, administrative, time management and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment
  • Flexible, service-oriented and resourceful
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a multi-tasking environment while maintaining careful attention to detail
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and handle confidential information with discretion
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Background Check

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Grant & Contract Specialist


Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Grade 9

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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