Office of Sponsored Projects, Grants Specialist- Research
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Internal Number: 9480
Nemours Children's Health is seeking a Grants Specialist. Under the direction of the OSP Manager, Grants Administration & Pre-Award the Grants Specialist performs a wide range of key functions in the grant development and submission process. The Grants Specialist provides support to the Manager of Grants Administration in administering all federal and non-profit grant proposals and awards which includes document preparation, budget development collaboration, sub-recipient monitoring risk assessment, managing pipeline of pending grants assigned, and coordination with award manager and PI's regarding grant related projects. The Grants specialist will work across all Nemours sites and program areas (research and non-research), including collaborating with accounting, OSP award specialists, award managers, contracts officer, PI's, and research administration leadership to ensure effective and efficient grants management processes. Incumbent should maintain considerable knowledge of federal guidelines, institutional policies and procedures pertaining to external funding and awards funding.
Facilitates grant efforts, in coordination with OSP award manager and PI. Ensures timelines are met.
Reviews, edits and organizes grant documents in preparation for submission.
Maintain expert knowledge of sponsor guidelines and procedures by reviewing proposals and preparing them for submission
Monitors outstanding grant proposals. Follows up with funding agency as needed. Maintain status/tracking reports of all pending and submitted proposals.
Identify and recommend action to resolve proposal content that may be in conflict with Nemours policies and procedures.
Perform sub-recipient monitoring risk assessment review and provide recommendation and escalation to grants officer and OSP director as needed.
Ensure that knowledge of Nemours and sponsor guidelines are kept current.
Maintain expertise and provide expert assistance and guidance regarding the use sponsor electronic grant processing systems (eRA, Assist, and Research.gov) as a backup. Keep current on all revisions to those systems utilized and learn to effectively use any systems that are developed for proposal development and submission.
Perform reviews of the award documents and award notifications throughout the grant and/or contract process via InfoEd in preparation for submission to grants officer
Mail/submit the proposal to sponsor
At least 3 years with Research Administration (pre and/or post award) strongly preferred
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.