Grants and Finance Administrator

Posted May 20, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY: Scholars at Risk (SAR) seeks a Grants and Finance Administrator to manage a variety of financial and business processes to help ensure the effective delivery of services and efficient operations in support of SAR’s mission to protect scholars and promote academic freedoms worldwide. Key financial responsibilities include managing procurement, expense tracking, account reconciliations, grant compliance, and the preparation of financial reports. This role serves as the primary administrative liaison with other provostial and University offices in order to interpret and apply University policies to plan and manage complex administrative matters.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience:
3+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience managing budgets, grants administration, and operations for an academic center, nonprofit organization, or small business.

Preferred Experience:
3+ years Previous experience as the primary administrative officer for an academic center, academic program/department, or non-profit organization, including grant administration and budgeting. Experience supervising consultants and vendors.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent attention to detail, flexibility, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with others in support of the organization’s mission. Ability to exercise good judgment and to handle sensitive information in a discreet, professional manner. Ability to manage workloads, multiple deadlines and responsibilities with limited supervision. Proficiency in standard office and office productivity software. Familiarity with best practices for financial and budget tracking and reporting. Advanced excel knowledge required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of accounting software (Quickbooks, Intacct) and NYU systems (iBuy, UDW+, etc.) or other university equivalent.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $65,457.00 to USD $80,003.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.
Scholars at Risk is an independent not-for-profit corporation hosted at New York University (NYU). SAR staff are NYU employees seconded to SAR and are eligible for NYU employee benefits, including generous vacation leave and holidays; medical, dental, vision and life insurance options; and retirement benefits (all subject to terms established by NYU as described at

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