The Departmental Contracts and Grants Coordinator will join a busy soft money research center in Dornsife, the Center for Economic and Social (CESR).Â Â
This key role will join a very small team responsible for hundreds of proposal submissions each year, managingÂ ~100 project accounts.Â This position will be assigned a team of researchers for whom to manage all aspects of the lifecycle of their contract and grant funding, from letter of intent, proposal development and submission, award and budget set up, subcontracts, progress reports, and project reporting.Â Â The majority of our grants are federal, but we continue to expand into foundation and private company work.
Preferred candidates will come from an academic or research background with experience in account management, budgeting, grants management, database development and proposal submissions.Â A general understanding of cost structures, financial systems, and excellent excel skills are a must.
CESR is an exciting and diverse place to work with room for growth.Â This position can be tailored to candidate strengths in other areas not outlined above, such as entrepreneurship, fundraising, and database development, project management, and more.Â
This position is funded on contracts and grants.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Contracts and Grants Administration experience or administrative support experience
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.