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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Responsible for managing internal operations within the Office for Nursing Research related to fiscal management and research grant administration to include development of appropriate financial controls and procedures, faculty start up funds, procurement, pre- and post-award sponsored administration, budgeting, and financial reporting.  To this end, he/she works with the Associate Dean of Research to provide high level strategic guidance and forecasting on finance and research-related matters for the department.

This position affords broad discretion in the management of ONR financial and sponsored research issues and must be able to make recommendations and decisions to the Associate Dean for Research, faculty and staff on the most effective use of funds.

Careful consideration must be given when advising faculty on sponsored research activity so as not to imperil future applications/funding. This role will oftentimes be called upon to make well informed, creative and practical solutions on payroll and procurement decisions when a grant is not fully established or department funding not available. 

Proficient knowledge of PeopleSoft, Excel and Word.
Expert in grant accounting, federal regulations and post award administration.
Expert in pre-award grant management.
Expert in developing budgets, forecasts and cost projections.
Experience in dispute resolution.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize frequently changing needs.
Must be able to work well under pressure and resolve problems in a timely and professional manner.
Able to demonstrate good judgment and discretion and work with people at all levels.

Supervisory experience required. Minimum 5 years professional experience in finance/accounting and/or grant management and federal regulations. Proven competence in developing budgets, forecasts and cost projections.
Position Details:
Department: 058001 - Dean School of Nursing
Position: 00011494 - Grant Manager School of Nursing
Grade: 3RD

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $67,700 to $84,650; salary commensurate with relevant experience.



Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, or finance is desired. Master's Degree preferred.

Demonstrated experience of at least four years working with grants and contracts in a university of non-profit setting is required.

A graduate degree in business or public administration may be substituted for experience.

Knowledge of Government, Foundation, and Contract and grant procedures.

Familiarity with PeopleSoft Financials and Human Resources as well as Kronos are required.

Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is required.

Ability to work with others under pressure in order to meet deadlines.

Strong interpersonal, financial, demonstrable problem solving skills and follow-through skills are required

Exceptional attention to detail, ability to work under pressure to meet competing deadlines, ability to take initiative and prioritize, and to work independently and as part of a team.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at