Reporting to the Director of Contracts Administration, the Contract Coordinator is primarily responsible for performing the day-to-day budget management, financial analysis, administrative coordination, problem solving, and reporting for various grants and contract programs as assigned by the CAS Director of Contracts Administration and Associate Dean of Research. Additionally, the Contract Coordinator will review and give recommendations to the CAS Director of Contracts Administration regarding externally funded grant proposals and budgets.
The incumbent must maintain familiarity with rules, regulations, and policies of external funding agencies, such as NIH, NSF, DOE, and others.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
An Associate's degree or the equivalent in education, training, or experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
At least 2 years of relevant experience
Position requires knowledge of personnel, payroll, accounting, contracts, and relatable legal ramifications of contract administration.
Good computer skills and advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite required
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Good people skills
2 to 3 years of contract experience in an academic setting in financial administration area
Knowledge of Datatel, Business Intelligence, or other financial reporting programs
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.
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