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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Financial and Grants Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Financial and Grants Administrator

  • Job Number: 20226

  • Functional Area: Grants Administration/Management

  • Department: Center for Real Estate

  • School Area: Architecture & Planning

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

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FINANCIAL AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR, Center for Real Estate, ( to support CRE’s active research groups secure and manage research awards. The center has a diverse and complex portfolio of research funding and future needs. As part of the center’s administrative team, responsibilities include working with principal investigators (PIs) and executive heads to manage and execute the entire life-cycle process for complex pre- and post-award research and finance administration. Will interact with funders, MIT Research Administration Services (RAS), and others to coordinate pre-award proposals and budgets for sponsored research projects through final submission of the proposal/agreement into MIT’s Kuali Coeus system; and serve as an authority on the interpretation of Institute and non-Institute procedures/policies. Will be responsible for understanding federal regulations relative to funding sources; overseeing and mitigating risky transactions; troubleshooting problems and ensuring compliance with MIT policies and research and funding agreements; and understanding prime award terms and conditions and how to flow them to subawardees. Will also conduct financial administration, review, and control for CRE labs’ sponsored funding and spending and set up new account structures and roles; manage complex salary distributions and EDACCA certifications for all research accounts; and ensure accurate distribution of research staff salaries across grants, based on fluid effort distribution of researchers. A full job description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.A./B.S.; minimum of five years’ experience in finance/accounting or related area in a complex research/administrative environment; grants administration/management experience; and the ability to analyze and resolve challenging contractual/proposal issues and take initiative to implement/improve established financial processes. PREFERRED: MIT or experience in a higher education research environment. Job #20026-8

Occasional evening or weekend work will be required during crunch times. This is a one-year term appointment with an option to reappoint and/or become a permanent position. 10/1/21