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Senior Grants Analyst, Disaster Research Center

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College / VP Area: Research Office
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Administrative Support, Research & Laboratory, Full Time



Reporting to and under the general direction of the Center Director(s) of the Disaster Research Center, the Senior Grants Analyst at the Disaster Research Center manages the day-to-day operations, grants, and other fiscal affairs of the Center and supervises nonexempt and exempt employees. The Senior Grants Analyst prepares all documentation for grant proposals to major funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation; interacts closely with project partners at UD and elsewhere throughout the lifecycle of the award, exercising, diplomacy and professional judgment; administers and manages financial accounts, and provides monthly grant and financial reporting to Directors and Principal Investigators. The Senior Grants Analyst also serves as Human Resources liaison and provides support services to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff (25-30). The Senior Grants Analyst will foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The successful Senior Grants Analyst will thrive in an environment that will demand rapid pivots in tasks and priorities.



  • Prepare and administer all Center accounts and budgets. Fiscal responsibility to monitor, manage, and report on all budget matters,. Ensures funding, reporting and policy compliance. Provides financial analysis, processing requisitions, and providing financial projections.
  • Responsible for pre-award proposal submission through post-award management, and closeout. Submission of all grant proposals, including complex multi-institutional proposals, uploading required documents for the University and sponsor. Read and understand the terms of the request for proposals. Work closely with PI(s) to develop proposals, prepare budgets and budget justifications, revise/edit and submit standard forms (e.g., current and pending, data management, facilities, etc.) required for sponsor.
  • Work closely with the Research Office contracts and grants specialist to ensure accurate and complete proposal are submitted.
  • Accountable for complex research administration across multiple departments on campus, academic institutions, and sub-awardees. Verification of effort and expenses to ensure compliance with University and Uniform Guidance policies, in addition to sponsor guidelines and budget justification. Accountable for expenses through internal and external audits on grants and purchasing card charges.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Center to ensure the smooth operation of administrative matters.
  • Responsibilities include areas of (a) human resources, e.g., complete recruiting and hiring process for staff and miscellaneous wage; act as HR liaison, disseminate HR information; (b) purchasing credit card manager for all DRC staff and students (20+), (c) coordinating visits by external constituents and completing J1 Visa requests; (d) approve and initiate facilities requests and major purchases for equipment and/or furniture, and (e) provide staff support services including but not limited to domestic and foreign travel arrangements, as well as event planning.
  • Formulate and revise policies regarding DRC purchases, travel, reimbursement, and undergraduate hiring. Ensure DRC policies and processes are implemented and recommend changes as needed. Ensure that University policy and procedures are being followed. Train and disseminate information on new/revised UD and DRC policies to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Supervision and support for DRC staff and  students, complete hiring forms, prepare yearly offer letters, contracts, and funding forms.
  • Identify funding possibilities and collaborative opportunities relevant to areas of expertise specific to faculty research interests.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned. 


  • Master's degree in Business Administration or related field with four years of experience, or an equivalent combination or education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of budgeting, fiscal management, and research administration.
  • Advanced knowledge of grant funding processes, policies and procedures including applicable federal, state, and UD regulations.
  • Working knowledge of, or ability to rapidly learn, University systems: for example, Financial System, including UDataglance; PeopleSoft; Labor Allocations Module; Effort System; WORKS; and Web Forms.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong project management, leadership, and coordination skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple demands and establish priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.

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