Grants Associate, Research

The ALS Association
Arlington County, VA
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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The Grants Associate, Research will play an important role in the ALS Association's overall mission to make ALS a livable disease by 2030. The Grants Associate will we responsible for administering the pre- and post-award activities for the Association's portfolio of grants. The Grants Associate will work closely with the Association Research Team to launch new funding programs. The Grants Associate will also work professionally with The ALS Association grantees and their administrators.

This position reports to the Associate Director, Research and will collaborate closely with colleagues in the mission, development, marketing and finance departments. The position will be based in the Arlington, VA office of The ALS Association or may be based remotely from a major metropolitan market. This position may involve travel to Association's head office in Virginia as determined by business needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Work closely with Research team members to ensure proper administration at both pre and post award phases of grant administration.
  • Aid in creating, organizing and updating program policies and processes.
  • Perform data entry and data validation in grant management and contact management systems.
  • Help prepare and disseminate Request for Applications and other funding notices.
  • Draft grant award letters, contracts, and other correspondence.
  • Communicate with grant applicants on the proposal submission process.
  • Conduct initial review of letter of intents and full proposals.
  • Assist with administrative duties during grant review process such as coordinating virtual and in-person review meetings and managing conflict-of-interests and honoraria.
  • Process reporting requirements, grant extensions, and all necessary correspondence.
  • Communicate and interact with grant recipients to obtain grant-related information, grant deliverables, payments/milestones, and report submissions.
  • Aid in generating and preparing data for budgets, portfolio analyses, and other reports as required.
  • Respond to general grant related questions on a timely basis.
  • Maintain and update policy, contract and administrative templates as required.
  • Convey an image that reflects favorably on The ALS Association.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (such as business administration, accounting, grants management) or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two or more years' experience in the non-profit sector, specifically with grants management or experience in administration and management of biomedical research programs desired.
  • Proficiency with various computer systems and databases including Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Proposal Central or the equivalent grants management system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to communicate with both internal and external audiences.
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and capable of handling diverse assignments.
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment; highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Team player who can build excellent working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to travel as required on Association business.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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