Job Location:
121 South Main Street

Job Description:

The Grants and Financial  Manager manages the financial and research administration in one (1) of four (4) administrative units in the School of Public Health.  Provides high-level financial management support including budgetary/financial planning and analysis, research administration, payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management, coordination of effort certification process, processing of salary reallocations and costings, and financial planning.  This position also manages and supervises grants administration staff.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required plus at least five (5) to seven (7) years of financial and budget experience, preferably in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Direct experience in financial management, including budget management, reporting, financial modeling, and financial analysis; policy implementation; and research administration, including familiarity with all relevant policies and procedures; experience with managing staff preferred
  • Experience in grant accounting required.
  • Experience using the COEUS database preferred.
  • Proven accounting skills/experience required including the ability to analyze and reconcile


Job Competencies

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize own workload and workload of others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft and GSuite Programs and FileMaker.  Workday experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Effective customer service skills
  • File and database management skills
  • Willingness and ability to continue to learn
  • Must be able to shift focus and priority in pressure environment
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Must be able to work with large volumes of work, multiple project deadlines, and diverse

With sponsored projects underway and constant planned proposals from multiple PIs, there are constant demands with the potential for deadline conflicts. It is often necessary to negotiate and coordinate with faculty, professional staff, technical staff, and postdocs regarding time management issues, in order to keep their projects and the Department running smoothly. Workload can be unpredictable with hard deadlines. Successful incumbent will have the ability and willingness to work outside of the normal business hours on occasion in order to comply with OSP and sponsor driven deadlines.

All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

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

This is a fixed term position with an end date of 6/30/24.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Grants and Financial Manager


School of Public Health Office of Finance and Administration


Grade 10

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Position Work Location:

Remote 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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