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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

The (Senior) Grant & Fiscal Administrator in the Lynch School provides high-level support for grant/contract management in accordance with government regulations, sponsor requirements and University policies and procedures.
This position will be responsible for supporting a portfolio of research-active Faculty in the Lynch School of Education in all aspects of grant management and will act as a liaison with the Office for Sponsored Programs.  This position will work with Faculty on all aspects of proposal preparation including budget preparation.  S/he will be responsible for post-award management, which includes but is not limited to the processing of allowable expenses on the award, processing of payroll on a weekly/monthly basis, export control compliance, IRB and IACUC compliance, ensuring time and effort reports are signed off on timely, managing the schedule for financial and scientific reporting deadlines, forecasting, and award closeout
This position is responsible for developing and analyzing grant reports, establishing procedures for maintaining compliance, evaluating grant activity data pertaining to costs in order to plan budgets, and overseeing grant processing procedures and financial control functions of the Lynch School of Education departments/research centers. 
This position is also responsible for detailed grant financial analysis and reporting on a quarterly basis to the Provost Office, the Financial Vice President, and the Executive Vice President.  The information generated includes all aspects of grant activity such as 1) forecasting future new business grant opportunities, 2) reporting actual new business grant awards, 3) reporting by fiscal year the actual and anticipate expenditures by grant, 4) reporting by fiscal year the actual and anticipated Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs, 5) forecasting faculty buyout information, 6) determining the amount of ‘research’ expenditures verses expenditures for ‘other’ grant activity such as training, 7) determining the amount of awards and expenditures related to ‘government sponsored funding’ versus those received from ‘corporations and foundations’, 8) forecasting future grant labor requirements, and 9) developing budgetary and financial planning techniques to achieve the projected forecasted financial targets.

Salary Commensurate with experience: $65,750 - $82,220



Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree preferred

Senior level: 5 years professional level experience working with sponsored research proposals and budgets

Non-senior Level: 3-5 years professional experience working with sponsored research proposals and budgets

Non-senior Level: 1 year professional and/or clerical experience working with sponsored research proposals and budgets

Expertise with contract and grant management procedures and federal agency regulations (e.g. Uniform Guidance, A-133, etc).

Expertise in budget development, financial forecasts and analyses

Strong computer skills: Advanced knowledge of Excel and knowledge of other Microsoft office applications is required

Expertise with fiscal accounting system

Knowledge of employment policies and procedures

Excellent communication skills

Strong customer service orientation is essential

Knowledge of GAAP principles/year-end accrual accounting and fiscal accounting systems

Functional understanding of University administrative systems and campus-wide technologies preferred

Knowledge of Peoplesoft HR and Financials systems preferred

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

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance 
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
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