Suffolk University Senior Grants Administrator in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Grants Administrator

StaffBoston, Massachusetts



As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give our students and our employees the tools they need in order to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do. Our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is seeking a Senior Grant Administrator to work on the Pre and Post Grant award process and handle some responsibilities related to the operation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide Pre and Post Award Grant service to the Suffolk University community. Assist P.I’s with all facets of the application process. Review and manage the associated budgeting and financial functions associated with Grants and Contracts awarded to Suffolk University.

  • Work closely with Faculty, Staff and Students to ensure seamless support through the entire grant life cycle. This may include, but not be limited to, application preparation, negotiation of contracts, account creation, maintenance of documentation, reviewing and approval of expenditures and cost transfers, and preparing final reports to sponsors.

  • Increase and promote institutional knowledge and profile of the research entity at Suffolk University. Assist Assistant Vice Provost in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with all tasks related to research grants and contracts administration and IRB management. Work with IRB chair on IRB related tasks.


  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years professional experience in sponsored programs management role in an academic or equivalent setting. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness to the research community specifically, and the university as a whole. Abilty to work both as an individual contributor and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated experience with pre- and post- award research management with a wide variety of funding mechanisms including grants, contract, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements

  • Interest in, or previous experience with IRB functions.

  • Advanced computer skills and familiarity MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), as well as with electronic sponsored programs service systems (e.g., NSF Fastlane,, and NIH Commons).