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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. It 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 is knowledgeable of research administration, including financial matters.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree with two (2) to four (4) years of experience in research administration or accounting/financial/budgeting experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • A degree in accounting, finance, public health, science, engineering, or math 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.

  • 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 and 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 handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

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

Why Brown?

Brown University is a leading research university that is distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty, and staff are driven by the idea that their work will impact the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance, summer hours, winter break, and a comprehensive Benefits package, including time off and annual paid holidays. Benefit offerings include health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts, and more. 

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Job Posting Title:

Grants and Financial Specialist


Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Grade 9

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

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.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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