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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Awards Manager-Finance Grants and Contracts in Atlanta, Georgia


Reporting to the Associate Director of Finance Grants and Contracts, manages activities involved in the complex award setup process of research administration, manages associated data elements for maintenance of existing awards, and manages a team of Award Analysts. Is responsible for reviewing and approving award setup entries for their respective teams, determining and implementing the setup and maintenance of all sponsored programs within the assigned area(s).

  • Evaluates new awards, continuations, supplements, modifications and provisional accounts created by Award Specialists, checking for accuracy in contract/award interpretation, detailed budgets, and PeopleSoft data entry.

  • Ensures accuracy and data integrity of key award elements including billing and payment milestones, maintenance of sponsor information, cost sharing obligations, and new project creation.

  • Is responsible for collaborating with University business managers, Research Administration Services (RAS) units, departmental administrators and faculty, as appropriate.

  • Other responsibilities include evaluating workflow and workload distribution of assigned team, external stakeholder training, and assisting Associate Director in trouble shooting award setup issues in PeopleSoft as well as identifying opportunities for process improvement.

  • Participates in the preparation of business case studies, system testing and testing documentation, and other system improvement initiatives, as needed.

  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates a small staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree and three years of research administration and/or information technology experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret grant award notices, federal and commercial contracts, invoicing requirements and payment milestones.

  • Experience with the PeopleSoft Financials and Grants module, or equivalent ERP system, is strongly preferred.

Additional Details


  • A master's degree in business or information technology and experience in a lead or supervisory role preferred.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret grant award notices, federal and commercial contracts, invoicing requirements and payment milestones.

  • PS Financials & Grant module experience.

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Job Number 46819

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Research Administration

Department Research Grants & Contract

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor