Oregon Health & Science University

Grants Development Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Portland | US-Telecommuting
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Women's & Children's Services
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
This will be a hybrid model of telework and some on campus work.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.


About Portland and Oregon
Link https://www.travelportland.com
Bisected by the Willamette River, Portland is a vibrant city nestled among green woods and waterways. Only 90 minutes from the spectacular Oregon coast or towering Mount Hood, Portland offers the rare accessibility of snow-to-surf. Portland embraces cyclists, hikers, brewpubs, dogs, climbers, artisan coffee shops, book readers, foodies, professional soccer and basketball fans, award-winning wineries, concertgoers and paddle boarders. It’s no wonder Portland constantly ranks as one of America’s favorite lifestyle cities.

Function/Duties of Position

The Women’s and Children’s Services Grants and Contract Manager (GM) is part of a Sponsored Project Administration & Finance Shared Service team (SAT). SAT groups provide support to a combination of departments and institutes within OHSU. The SAT groups provide comprehensive sponsored project administrative and financial management for the primary appointed faculty’s grants, contracts, clinical trials and sponsored project programs. The GM oversees and leads the SAT Pre-award subgroup. The Pre-award group is responsible for managing all aspects of both individual investigator and large scale collaborative grants. Responsibilities of the group will include investigator education in the pre-award process; analysis and understanding of sponsor requirements and PI eligibility for new programs/applications, institutional, and award policies with regards to pre-award processes; preparation and scientific review facilitation of grant applications; multiple laws and University policies; contract negotiation, execution, and terms and conditions management; award negotiation, receipt, and processing; and pre-award correspondence and follow-up, and post-award amendments and negotiation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with major courses in Accounting, Finance, or related field AND 6 years of progressively responsible experience in grant administration.
  • In the absence of a degree, 3 additional years of grant management experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Advanced degree may be preferred in which a Master’s will substitute 1 year of the required experience.
  • Knowledge of grant preparation and research administration.
  • Experience at an academic medical center in the areas of both clinical and basic science.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills required. 
  • Team building and employee engagement skills.
  • Organizational change management and strategic planning experience.
  • Skilled in organizational behavior and human resource management. 
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, and of computer use.
  • Skills in word processing, graphics, and database including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), PubMed, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop required. 
  • Able to adapt to ever changing technology. 
  • Business like, excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with personnel at all levels; must be self-motivated. 
  • Must be able to be absolutely reliable for deadlines. 
  • Must have efficient and organized work habits, and be flexible to handle needs as they arise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree in Research Administration, Business Administration.
  • Eight to ten years of sponsored project administration, including submission and management of complex, multi-site consortia, federal and non-federal contracts, interdepartmental center grants and program projects, core infrastructure awards.
  • 3-5 years leading sponsored project team and/or management experience.
  • Discoverer and InfoEd knowledge.
  • Experience with electronic submission of grant applications via Grants.gov

Additional Details

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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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