Job Details

Grants Subaward Administrator 2

Company name

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 04, 2021

Valid Through

Aug 17, 2021

Posted on

Oct 11, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Cambridge, MA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Grants Subaward Administrator 2
The candidate will perform subaward administration under federal financial assistance (i.e., grants or cooperative agreements) and handle other sponsored awards on a cost reimbursement, fixed-price, time and materials, and labor hour basis involving research and education. Responsibilities will include initiating subawards; establishing a risk designation for new organizations and conducting annual organizational reviews; determining appropriateness of subawards; interpreting and understanding prime award terms and conditions and negotiating and drafting subaward agreements; learning and maintaining awareness of relevant local/state/federal regulations relative to funding sources; establishing common understanding with stakeholders on subaward terms and conditions; monitoring subaward performance and modifying agreements; entering documents into Kuali Coeus database; closing out subawards; providing reports; collaborating on updating policies/procedures and improving efficiency; conducting cost reasonableness studies and developing small business plans; providing guidance to RAS colleagues, department representatives, and others; and performing other duties as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor degree in a relevant field. Must have 3 years’ relevant professional experience, such as paralegal, contract administration. Should have excellent organizational, oral and written communication, reading comprehension, and analytical skills. Must have proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including intermediate-level spreadsheet capabilities. Should have knowledge and understanding of how to find applicable legal and regulatory frameworks; and knowledge of and experience with grants and contract administration. Must be able to solve problems, draft written agreements, review and understand basic financial documents and contract terms/conditions, manage multiple concurrent tasks/projects/deliverables in a fast-paced environment, and collaborate with a range of stakeholders. Should preferable have research administration experience; knowledge of MIT systems such as Kuali Coues and SAP; and paralegal or other legal/business administration/accounting experience.

Additional info

Job Number: 19004

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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