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Senior Grants amp Contracts Specialist

Company name
Children's National Medical Center.

Silver Spring, MD
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Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist


The Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist will work independently with grants, contracts, and clinical trial agreements from a variety of sponsors and funding agencies that may be federal, non-federal, state and local government, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. Will be responsible for pre-award functions such as providing official review, approval, and on-time submission of the proposal while being sure to ensure accuracy and compliance with program announcement, organizational and federal regulations. In addition to pre-award functions, the Senior GCS will perform some post-award functions such as award analysis and account set-up, and issuance of the federal sub-award, along with other award related agreements (e.g., consulting agreements, service agreements, or the Business Associate Agreement). The Senior GCS will coordinate with other department team members to ensure the award terms and conditions are met from award acceptance through close-out.


Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Bachelor's degree required in Business, Health Care, Public Administration or related field. Masters degree preferred in similar fields.

Minimum Work Experience

3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences

At least 3 - 4 years of progressive experience in grants or contracts related to biomedical research, and/or healthcare/medical programs and services. Preferred office environment is central or department administration, office of sponsored programs, office of research administration, university or medical center setting, or federal grant-making agency.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Working Knowledge: NIH Grants Policy Statement (12/03), FAR and DFAR clauses, OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133 in addition to 45 CFR Part 74, Appendix E. Math Ability Level: Basic Algebra and Statistics. Perform basic algebraic equations and statistics (average). Human Relations Skill Level: Critical. Computer Skill Requirements: Critical. Hardware: PC compatible. Software: MS Office including Word and Excel are critical. MS Access and PowerPoint are a plus. HBOC Trendstar is a plus. Ability to use formatting commands and higher level commands and functions are a plus.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Willingness to achieve credentialing as Certified Research Administrator (CRA) within three years of employment.

Functional Accountabilities

Pre-Award Services

Serves as expert advisor to faculty, and other departments for general inquiries and concerns.

Provides official proposal review to check for errors, missing or incomplete information according to sponsor requirements and proposal guidelines.

Forwards appropriate documents to signature official (SO) as needed.

Coordinates timeline for proposal submissions.

Submits the final approved proposal to the funding agency or sponsor.

Responsible for negotiating legal terms and conditions for the industry sponsored clinical trial agreement.

Forwards requests for patient-care budgets to the Clinical Trial Office (CTO) as needed.

Responsible for review and contract negotiations.

Post-Award Services

Responsible for award analysis and account set-up.

Responsible for review and submission of the scientific progress report, JIT requests and other similar requests.

Responsible for review and submission of administrative requests such as change in scope or key personnel, no-cost extensions, supplemental requests, etc.

Responsible for updating department information systems and official records to keep information accurate, complete and up-to-date at all times.


Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)


Assist with A-133 audit as requested.

Participate in training and education sponsored by the department.

Coordinate and communicate with other CNMC departments (legal, human resources, and finance) as needed.

Organizational Commitment/Identification

Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service

Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

Partner with all team members to achieve goals

Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

Contribute to a positive work environment

Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

Use resources efficiently

Search for less costly ways of doing things

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Company Profile
Serving the nation’s children for more than 140 years, Children’s National Health System is the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Children’s National is home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. Our entire care team are experts in caring for children; it’s not part of what we do, it’s all we do.Specialist in pediatrics, research.

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